ONE of the UK’s most popular ska and reggae bands, The Simmertones, are playing at The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis this November.
The band will be supported by DJ Ska Au Go Go, who has one of the largest collections of reggae records in the world.
The Simmertones have been playing their authentic sounds to packed-out venues and festivals, including Bestival, Madness’ House of Fun Weekender, and The London International Ska Festival.
Their eagerly awaited new studio album, ‘10 Feet Tall’, was released early this year, with their previous album, ‘Something For The Weekend’, having won the Best Album award at the South West Music Awards (2013).
The band’s spellbinding sounds reverberate worldwide as they are a regular radio feature on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music – particularly by Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq, who often air their biggest hit to date, a reworking of the Doris Day classic ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps’.
The band’s first EP, ‘Presenting The Simmertones, Volume 1’, is perhaps most well known for the wild ska version of the ‘Doctor Who’ theme tune. The single continues to be played nationally as it has proved a firm favourite with DJs, ‘Doctor Who’ fans, and ska fans alike.
The Simmertones can also boast rave reviews from ska legends from The Specials and Madness.
“This Simmertones album is so uplifting! Hypnotic, thirst inducing tunes” – Lee Thompson, Madness
They will perform at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Friday, November 22 at 8pm. Tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door, with a 10% discount for theatre members.
To book, call 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com