Skamission's Summer Ska Showcase! w/ Easy Big Fella • MONKEY • The Georgetown Orbits • Fairhaven • Frank's & Deans

High Dive Presents

Skamission's Summer Ska Showcase! w/ Easy Big Fella • MONKEY • The Georgetown Orbits • Fairhaven • Frank's & Deans

Friday 7/14

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$10 advance / $13 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Easy Big Fella
Easy Big Fella
The Northwest of USA's Ambassadors of Ska, Easy Big Fella have been wowing crowds all over the world with their special mix of Ska & Rocksteady Pop. Since forming in 1991, Easy Big Fella has shared the stage with renowned acts including the Skatalites, the Specials, Desmond Dekker, Mighty Mighty Bosstones and the Toasters. The band has reunited from time to time performing at music festivals and choice cities, including their hometown of Seattle, WA. As of late, the band brings a strong lineup of big fella alumni with Shawn Brockman (sax), Ric Penttila (trumpet), Eric Ellsworth (trombone), Jeff DeMelle (bass) and Kelly Van Kamp (drums,vocals) as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil based Rodrigo Cerqueira. Don't miss these Northwest ska legends if you get the chance.
MONKEY
MONKEY
Monkey is the Hardest working Ska band on the West coast! A 5 piece high-energy organ driven, Ska/Reggae group from the SF Bay Area. Intense live shows and rock-steady rhythms not only get the crowds dancing, it has won the band several awards, including the prestigious California Music Award!

MONKEY has toured the U.S., Europe, Canada, & Mexico. Currently, the band is gearing up support their international interests in Japan to support their new Japanese compilation release “Monkeyska” (Disc Union Ltd.). MONKEY has supported world class acts like: Bad Manners, The Specials, The English Beat, The Skatalites, Fishbone, The Slackers, Hepcat and many more..
The Georgetown Orbits
The Georgetown Orbits
The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional Ska and upbeat Reggae. They have garnered much attention throughout the west coast as one of the few bands to pay tribute to the sounds of Jamaican Ska, a style which has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band's conception in late 2004.

The Georgetown Orbits have played with such prominent names as the Skatalites, Clinton Fearon, The English Beat, Bad Manners, The Toasters, The Aggrolites, Westbound Train, Chris Murray, Lynval Golding, and Pato Banton, and a west coast tour with New York's legendary Ska group The Slackers.

The Orbits have gained international acclaim from fans of all genres for their soulful, quality style of Ska and Reggae music. Their energetic live shows have never failed to impress audiences throughout the western US and Canada.
Fairhaven
Fairhaven
Three kids who really like reggae and have lots of friends who play tenor sax. Hailing from Davenport Iowa, Fairhaven has played with the likes of The Toasters, Be Like Max, The Holophonics, and many many others.
Frank's & Deans
Frank's & Deans
Worlds first "Rock N Roll Rat Pack" band Tributing Sinatra and his boys of the "Rat Pack"
Venue Information:
High Dive Seattle
513 N 36th St.
Seattle, WA, 98103
http://www.highdiveseattle.com/index.asp