|Thursday 31 July 2014 @ 09:00pm : -
Count Bobo and the Bullion
‘Count Bobo and the Bullion’ are a new Ska and Rocksteady band from Bristol and Bath. They play traditional saxophone led and vocal harmony ska and rocksteady music, recorded in a vintage analogue style, taking influence from the likes of The Skatellites, Jackie Mittoo and Roland Alphonso.
Comprising of many familiar faces, the band amalgamate musicians from other local bands Bert Miller and the Animal Folk, The Jester, The Evil Usses, Rae, Beth Porter and the Availables and The Mandibles,. We have just finished our debut long player; live, analogue and straight to tape.
“Proper gorgeous analouge-fuzz heart warming live rocksteady for lovers. Taking influence from The Skatellites, Jackie Mittoo and Roland Alphonso” ~ Wandering Word, Shambala Festival
“New project from some of the boys who brought you the Mandibles, and it’s got all the fun, great musicianship and laidback vibe you’d expect, now deployed on lovely lovely Studio 1 style ska-into-reggae tuneage. Another great band is born, come celebrate!” ~ Steve Henwood, The Glastonbury Bandstand
“A gig in which the whole audience relax and get their dancing shoes on always makes for a great night, and if you are after a laid-back night of ska and reggae, Count Bobo and the Bullion are definitely not one to be missed!” ~ Rolling Stage
“You’ll recognise the members of this 6-piece bunch from other fave outfits and you’ll love their choice of vintage ska and rocksteady numbers from the likes of Prince Buster, The Skatelites, Roland Alphonso and others and all rendered with proper harmony vocals and rooting tooting saxophones.” ~ John Blakeley, The Canteen and Sheelanagig