A concert in memory of Clash singer Joe Strummer and in support of the region’s striking firefighters is being held in Newcastle this week.
Organised by the Jumpin’ Hot Club, the gig, which takes place at The Cluny on Saturday, will see The Delegators take to the stage with South Shields’ very own ska punk outift, Too Spicy.
The London-based headliners, lead by vocalist Janet Kumah, are known as one of Europe’s finest proponents of early reggae music, of a similar style as that which was popularised by bands such as the Specials and Madness in the two-tone revival of the late seventies.
Too Spicy, meanwhile, have been blasting out their unique blend of reggae, dub and ska since early 2010.
After releasing their self-titled debut EP in December 2011 the band gigged and toured relentlessly, sharing stages with the likes of Toots & The Maytals, The Selecter, Bad Manners, The Beat, Dub Pistols, The Toasters, The Splitters, Stiff Little Fingers and many others.
The band are currently riding on the success of their follow-up EP, We Might Be Broke... which was released last year.
Saturday night’s concert, promises to be rounded off with an “electrifying ska and reggae set” from 100% Overproof DJs.
Graham Anderson, Jumpin’ Hot Club founder adds: “We have always been inspired by people such as Joe Strummer who popularised the music we love, blues, reggae, ska and country music, his support for the firefighters was never forgotten and he was given a guard of honour by firefighters at this funeral.
“They do a fantastic job, putting their lives on the line every time they go to work and we are more than happy to put on this night to support them in extremely difficult times.”
The concert takes place at The Cluny on January 25 at 8pm.
Tickets in advance from the venue or pay on the door.