Unknown Era Present their annual Birthday mess!
6 members of Nottingham’s premier ska, dance, soul, funk, reggae hiphop movement (Kane, Josh, Gaz, Mollie, Andy and Max) celebrate their birth in June so that is more than enough reason to throw a party!
Unknown Era headline the event and are joined by a host of bands from near and far to host of night of good vibes where dancing is mandatory!
Unknown Era formed in 2014 by a ragtag group of musicians, socialites and party heads, all well known in the local Nottingham scene. Over the last 2 and a half years the band have sold out countless Nottingham shows, toured up and down the UK, had festivals such as Boomtown, Y-Not, Hogsozzle, Festival 8 and Dot to Dot bouncing and this summer tour Europe for the first time as well as hitting the festival scene hard (again) with appearances at Splendour, Deerstock, Boomtown and Y-Not once more on the horizon!
This will be one of the bands last venue shows of the year in Nottingham with only festival appearances and their own Misfit Fest in November planned in Nottinghamshire afterwards. Expect the socially and politically aware collective to bring big sing alongs, screaming guitar solos, blasting horn selections, a mix of male and female vocal styles all mashed up in a dance worthy, skanking mixing pot that is full of energy.
‘A must see live band’ – Dean Jackson, BBC
‘They don’t host the party, they are the party’ – Derby Telegraph
Bringing the values of classic dub production into a rockier frame of mind, this brass-bedecked 7-piece from Suffolk pack a mighty dance floor punch by way of crafty arrangements and show-off guitar.
Over the past few years Solko have been firmly planting their name as purveyors of dub/rock in the UK. With national tours and various UK and European festival appearances under their belt, Solko have been winning over the hearts and wearing out the shoes of people everywhere. Through phenomenal live energy, powerful groove-driven writing and a whole heap of soul, Solko create an infectious and distinctive sound that will keep you on your toes.
After having their song Millionaires go viral online at the last General Election Phat Bollard have been on constant tour up and down these isles.
Playing tons of festivals, venues and regularly busking in city centres, they have built a great reputation for their songs about working class life, lack of faith in politics and day to day living whilst doing it all to upbeat acoustic folk vibe!
STUCK IN 2ND
Nottingham’s feel good reggae outfit are back after a short hiatus! The world isn’t so bad, and you can wear a smile on your face and feel alright if you want to.
“Surf-Reggae good times. Music made purely put a smile in your face, a dance in your step and your mind longing for summer days.”
“Drums, guitar, fat-bass and dutty djembe alongside power harmonies with a cheeky glint in the eye.”