Thomas House & Whelanslive Presents
JERRY DAMMERS DJ Set
[THE SPECIALS / 2 TONE RECORDS]
Doors 9pm til Late
_ Main Venue _
The founder of Coventry band The Specials and the man behind 2 Tone Records returns to Dublin, Dee Jaying the main room in Whelan’s of Wexford Street, in association with The Thomas House.
Playing a mix of American Jazz, Jump Blues, Ska & Reggae, the soundtrack from Kingston to Coventry. Jerry will be will be joined by Dublin spinner Polly from Mash It Up Club, so expect an eclectic mix of music on the night.
As well as establishing 2 Tone Records, which helped develop the 1970s/1980s ska revival he also became an anti-apartheid campaigner, helping to create Artists Against Apartheid in the U.S and writing the song “Free Nelson Mandela” in 1984, Jerry Dammers is a founder member and principal songwriter of one of the UK’s most important bands of all time The Specials.
Re-emerging in this Millennium as a DJ of some repute, Dammers also now performs with his band The Spatial AKA Orchestra, playing his own compositions and tributes to Sun Ra and other experimental jazz artists.
Tickets from Whelan’s ticket box office at €15 incl bkg fee
€15 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm.