The Dualers at The Tunnels in Bristol
||Saturday 03 May 2014 at 7:30 PM
||Saturday 03 May 2014 at 8:00 PM
The Dualers are Britain’s much loved Ska and Reggae band from the South of England who have steadily built up a following of many thousands of truly dedicated fans across all ages and have sold out at the Indigo O2 a record breaking 4 times within 18 months. In 2004 their first single ‘Kiss On The Lips’ entered the UK charts at number 21, selling 14,000 copies and out-selling chart heavyweights Scissor Sisters and Girls Aloud in its first week. The video was the most requested on satellite channel StarzTV for six consecutive weeks, replacing Sean Kingston’s ‘Beautiful Girl’ at the Number One position. Their second single ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ was another chart success, entering at number 23 in November 2005 and the song was subsequently featured on the ‘Fools Gold’ soundtrack of the film starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. Increased media interest saw The Dualers appearing on GMTV, This Morning, Sky News and Channel 5 News. The third chart single in 2006 “Don’t Go” was followed by release of their debut album ‘The Melting Pot’ and helped establish The Dualers as one of the most respected names on the UK Ska and Reggae scene. Q Magazine said “The Dualers soulful harmonising has admirable echoes of Bob Marley and Sam Cooke” and The Independent wrote “These local superstars are inching towards fame”. They have already performed with headline acts including Toots & The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Madness and Aswad and supported UB40. The second album ‘The Cooking Pot’ also sold out its first pressing within a month. The Dualers are currently in the studio recording their third album due for release in the summer of 2012. The band continue to perform on a regular basis to fans from all over Ska was created in downtown Kingston, Jamaica, when American airwaves switched from jazz to rock & roll. The majority of Jamaicans listening from their radios, hundreds of miles away, could not adjust to this new rhythm and beat, so they took it upon themselves to create a rhythm that their people could call their own. By mixing Caribbean styles such as mento with jazz, ska music was born. As much as the Jamaicans tried to promote their national music, the 60s proved to be too hard to penetrate. With bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones ruling the airwaves, Jamaica’s national music was rarely heard.