Ska and Reggae Concert by the Rocksteady Royals

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During October's celebrations for Black History Month, the College was delighted to bring some musical cheer to a Friday evening by welcoming acclaimed band The Rocksteady Royals on Friday 27th October for its first ever ska and reggae concert in the Hall, organised by Dr Jo Ashbourn, Senior Tutor (Academic Affairs & Programmes). 

The audience of over 150 people heard the Rocksteady Royals perform a programme that celebrated the roots and cultural history of ska and reggae music with the huge musical contributions from so many performers. The band's rousing playing and singing soon had the audience toe-tapping, swaying and eventually enthusiastically participating in a demonstration of several well-known Jamaican dance moves! 

The full programme is below: 


One Love - Bob Marley 

Three Little Birds - Bob Marley 

Pressure Drop - Toots and the Maytals 

54-46 - Toots and the Maytals 

Monkey Man - Toots and the Maytals 

I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash/Jimmy Cliff 

Simmer Down - The Wailers 

My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small 

Stir It Up - The Wailers 

By the Rivers of Babylon - The Melodians 


The Rocksteady Royals have played across the world from South America to the Central Asia stans with one particularly memorable gig at a prison in Jamaica the day after 27 inmates broke out! The video of the Ska and Reggae Concert can be viewed here