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Farewell Tribute to Winston Watson of The Meditations

It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Winston Watson of The Meditations. The Meditations were the first major recording artists that we worked with, being early contributors to our first album, Easy Star Volume One, and the second album to ever come out on Easy Star Records, The Meditations' Ghetto Knowledge. Winston's amazing falsetto was a key to The Meditations classic sound, whether he was harmonizing with co-founders Ansel Cridland and Danny Clarke or taking the lead [...]

April 2nd, 2019|

Rest In Peace – Ranking Roger of The English Beat (1963-2019)

It is with utter sadness that we just heard that Ranking Roger of The (English) Beat passed away after an illness on March 26, 2019. For the founders of Easy Star, the three English Beat records – along with so much of the music from their contemporaries in the Two Tone movement – were important introductions to reggae and ska. Roger’s distinctive vocals and chatting were a huge part of that, bringing so much depth and soul to the music. Years later [...]

April 1st, 2019|

Easy Star All-Stars are returning to Europe for the first time in three years!

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, so the band is celebrating that anniversary in style with complete plays of Dub Side of the Moon at every show, along with the usual cross-section of music from the rest of the band's tribute albums and original material. Get your tickets now as we expect many of these shows (especially in the UK) to sell out. EASY STAR ALL-STAR'S TOUR DATES

March 28th, 2019|Tags: |

The Green’s Black & White album is out now!

Black & White gave The Green the chance to revisit some of the most popular songs in their extensive catalog and see them with new eyes, recording new, soulful acoustic arrangements that echo the intimacy you'd find hanging with the band in the green room before the show. We hope you enjoy seeing this intimate side of the band and hearing the resulting music that comes from is. Click here to purchase Black & White. THE GREEN TOUR DATES [...]

March 22nd, 2019|Tags: |

Pre-order The Skints’ New Album, Swimming Lessons

We know you all have been waiting for this one, so we are beyond pleased to announce that The Skints' highly-anticipated fourth album, SWIMMING LESSONS, will be released on May 10, 2019, but you can pre-order it now! Drawing on influences as sprawling as Bad Brains, Popcaan, No Doubt, Alton Ellis, Wiley and Weezer, Swimming Lessons deals with crushing heartbreak, the impending doom of Brexit, surviving as an independent musician and navigating the weird world of 2019 - all of these are proverbial “swimming lessons” life throws [...]

March 15th, 2019|Tags: |