Sat 17 Jun 2017

As winter kicks in, we have all the ingredients to keep things toasty as the world famous Jamaica Jump-Up returns to the Gasometer Hotel. With a piping hot line up of live performance and selections, Jamaica Jump Up brings the best in early reggae, rocksteady and ska goodness.

Fresh from backing Angel City Records’ freshest emerging star Jackie Mendez at the Newport Ska and Reggae Festival, we are proud to present The Here Here’s making their Jamaica Jump-Up debut! One of Melbourne’s finest all instrumental groups – The Here Here’s are bringing back the summer of ’69 to play a razor sharp Jump-Up set inspired by the boss bluebeat sounds of Lee Perry and The Upsetters, Lloyd Charmer’s incomparable Hippy Boys, the great Ansell Collins and Studio One rhythm aces – Sound Dimension.

The full force of The Here Here’s line up of Handsome Dan Marsh (organ and piano), Rohan “Family Boy” Sherlock (bassie), the cool hand of Luke Collins on the drum kit and Nigel Wright on percussion. Plus, current Jamaica Jump-Up world record holding guitarist Baz Turnbull who has played with the likes of Mista Savona and Jamaican music legends Keith and Tex, Stranger Cole, The Congos, Prince Alla and more. Baz’ guitar magic will, on this special occasion, be augmented by the solid gold stylings of none other than Rodrigo Pino (The Moonhops) on extra guitar.

Plus, keeping the floor shaking will be PBS 106.7FM’s own Mohair Slim (Blue Juice), Rick Howe (Riddim Yard) and Jesse I (Babylon Burning) on the decks with guest selectors Coco Brown, Miss Fee and Fabulous Fez digging out their finest 45s, plus Kilmarnock Steve (The Ska Vendors, Melbourne Ska Orchestra) on the vibes as MC!

Party from 9pm-3am – Door sales only – get down early to avoid missing out!

As always, PBS members $10 and future members $15. If you haven’t become a PBS member yet, it’s not too late to sign up and go in the running for our major prizes for PBS Radio Festival! It’s just One Small Step.

Jamaica Jump-Up: The Sounds of Young Jamaica
Saturday, June 17 at the Gasometer Hotel
484 Smith St, Collingwood

Proudly presented by PBS.