As part of this year's MUSICIANS AGAINST HOMELESSNESS campaign RED HOT MUSIC is proud to present DAKKA SKANKS + THE BRONSONS + SWEET JONNY + ALIBI: four high-energy bands offering a mix of ska, garage rock, punk and indie.
MUSICIANS AGAINST HOMELESSNESS is a non-profit organisation set up by Oasis manager Alan McGee. Throughout September 2017 there will be gigs up and down the country to raise money and awareness. The bands play for free, the promoter works for free, and all profits are donated direct to Crisis, the homelessness charity.
ALIBI - young indie rock band from Hastings who are starting to get a name for themselves and approaches from labels thanks to excellent riffs, close harmonies and a strong sense of rock and roll dynamics. They played a BBC Introducing session in Brighton back in the spring: catch them now on a small stage.
SWEET JONNY - gutter garage rock band from a do-nothing town. The Pixies on speed or the Cramps denied it. Or in the words of Rock-regeneration, "Sweet Jonny are without doubt a talented bunch with all the right influences. They wouldn’t be out of place at this years Rebellion Festival or Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. It’s not just the sound, not just the songs. I think it is the whole package."
THE BRONSONS - legendary garage rock rhythm and blues band from London. Influences range from sixties trash rock through to 1970s pub rock (Dr Feelgood, Count Bishops, Eddie and the Hot Rods). "The kind of authentic driven garage and pub rock that was an influence on the first wave of English punk bands" - the PUNKsite. "Awesome... a live show you don't want to miss" - New Music Saturday.
DAKKA SKANKS - 5-piece Ska/Dub/Reggae band based in Brighton. With catchy choruses, up-tempo riffs and dubby breakdowns, they set out to rejuvenate a classic British sound - maintaining the iconic Ska vibe whilst seamlessly integrating elements of Dub, Reggae and Punk to create a modern twist on an old favourite.