There aren’t many people can claim a legacy as rich as Jerry Dammers; not only did he reinvent ska with a punk rock political twang in the uber stylish 2 Tone records, founded one of the most relevant bands of the late seventies and early eighties, The Specials, he also wrote the most poignant song of the Thatcher era in Ghost Town. What a guy! Oh he was also awarded the South African Companions order in silver award, a national honour, for his role in the anti-apartheid movement. Jerry is a cultural thoroughbred and his DJ set’s are renown for their versatility, eclecticism and fun. Support comes from Birmingham’s own pop reggae head boppers Kioko fresh from their appearance at Glastonbury.
Sun 28 Aug 9pm at Hare and Hounds, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ £12 www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk
Published on: Sun 21 Aug 2016