The Skatalites

HMAC Presents The Skatalites in Stage on Herr

The Skatalites

The Main Street Sweep

Thu · September 13, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$17.00 - $20.00

The Skatalites
The Skatalites
Tommy McCook, Rolando Alphonso, Johnny Moore, Lester Sterling, Don Drummond, Lloyd Knibb, Lloyd Brevett, Jerry Haynes, and Jackie Mittoo began working together in 1963 and formed The Ska-talites in May 1964. McCook, Drummond, Moore and Sterling were all students at the famed Alpha Boys School in Kingston.
In August 1965 The Skatalites played their last show after Don Drummond's cofinement to Bellvue for the death of his girlfriend, Margarita. The break-up results in the formation of two studio bands, Rolando Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra and Tommy McCook & The Supersonics.
The band reformed in 1983 and is still active nowadays, despite the death of many original members.
The Main Street Sweep
The Main Street Sweep
Formed in 2013 with a dream of blending genres The Main Street Sweep has melded together sounds of ska, rockabilly, punk, lounge, and swing. The songs give you that feeling where you just wanna just go! Fast tempos, loud horns, sultry vocals are what give The Main Street Sweep its distinct sound. With one full length album and a 4 song EP, the band continues to be inspired and write new music. Keep your ears to the ground and your feet on the dance floor cause the music will play.
Venue Information:
Stage on Herr
268 Herr Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17102
http://www.harrisburgarts.com