12 August 2012

Dualers and Estimators - Everybody Ska!!

This weekend has seen Folkestone host the Skabour Festival again. Whilst not over hyped and full of pillocks like Glastonbury, and hence not as big, it is a good chance to see some reggae and ska legends performing as well as some established and up and coming British ska bands.

Claire and I arrived at the Quarterhouse in Tontine Street to see The Dualers and their support The Estimators, a little before official doors open but we went in and exchanged our tickets for the wristbands; one VIP to get us onto the balcony seating.

As we were so early we had a drink in the bar and then had a walk down to the Harbour to see what what was happening at the Trojan Lawn.  The disco was in full swing and there was plenty of dancing. After a some chips we had a wander back to the Quarterhouse.

I can honestly say I have never seen so much checked shirt material, DM's and braces in one place since about 1972 or 73! 

The superannuated Skins and Rude-Boys and their spouses were well behaved. No hint of any trouble.....

The first band up were the Estimators. An eight piece band from North London. They did 45 minute set that was mostly self penned with a smattering of classics. Really good.

The Estimators

The main act of the night was The Dualers. Another band from South London via Jamaica!

The Dualers

They have gone from street busking to performing across the country at festivals and scooter rallies, as well as headlining their own shows in the south east and as far as Birmingham.  Fame will spread as they are fantastic.

Sadly the pictures I took on the iPhone aren't that marvellous. Maybe next time I take a proper camera or get a Samsung and dump the Apple?

If you want a good time, a dance and maybe a chance to sing, then get to a Dualers' gig.

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