Funk Ska Nation

22-08-20

All you funk and ska music lovers, we’re so sad to announce that this show, will be moved to 22nd August. If this revised date does not work for you, please contact zicket.co to arrange for a refund. We are so looking forward to dancing and skanking with you all. Early bird ticketing will now be extended to 31st July 2020.

Due to the imminent closure of Wanchai’s The Hub, this event will now take place at Rula Live (58-62 D’Aguilar Street, Central).
Situated in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, Rula Live’s spacious dance floor, generous stage space, and convenient location make it a truly spectacular alternative host venue for our inaugural Funk Ska Nation. We think you’ll be impressed.

Come on down to Rula Live, on August 22nd for a boot-stomping evening, combining two eclectic musical genres to keep you on your feet and rocking out all night!

(由於灣仔The Hub即將結業,此活動將改為在Rula Live舉行,地址為中環德己立街58-62號。) 位於蘭桂芳中心地帶的Rula Live擁有廣闊的舞池和舞台空間,位置亦快捷易達,絕對是適合舉辦Funk Ska Nation的另一首選--相信到時你一定大感滿意。8月22號前來Rula Live,一起隨著funk and ska音樂盡情搖擺踏步!不要再想,快點購票吧!早鳥優惠將於2020年7月31日結束。

為慶祝十六週年,本地音樂活動機構The Underground即將在5月16號中環Rula Live舉辦Funk Ska Nation,為大家帶來最令人期待的本地funk and ska樂隊表演!

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Sunrise

Sunrise is the refreshing duo of Mandy & Moses bringing alternative electro-funk, soul and R&B to you through vocals and keyboards.  Sunrise is made up of two secondary students from the Rock Band Club of Jockey Club Ti-I College. Mandy is in Form 5 and Moses is in Form 4. Sunrise has performed in various forms for the past two years around Hong Kong at such events as Big Picnic, Rugby 7’s, the Shazza Showcase and more. Their style incorporates funk, R&B, electro-pop and trap.
Sunrise是由賽馬會體藝中學搖滾樂隊學會的雙人樂隊。 他們是中五的 Mandy和中四的 Moses。 在過去的兩年,Sunrise 在香港參與不同演出,如Big Picnic、欖球七人賽、Shazza Showcase等。 他們的風格融合了funk,R&B,電子流行音樂和陷阱音樂 。

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The Red Stripes

The Red Stripes are Hong Kong’s premier Ska/ Mod band and have been playing to packed audiences all over Asia. Their brand of party Ska with flavours of the 2 Tone era features a full 11- piece band and hail originally from the UK, Canada and Australia. Over the past three years they have played festivals and shows around Asia including ‘Modswing’ Singapore, Semarang Ska Festival (with Mr. Symarip), Taiwan Festival of Ska and 2 Tone, Taipei, ‘Jam the UK’, Tokyo and the massive Kuala Lumpur Ska Festival. In August 2017 they played as the backing band for Original Rudeboy  of The Specials Neville Staple at the Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival.

In 2014 they played at the hugely popular Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong with the son of the legend Prince Buster, Sultan Ali, playing a full set of his father’s classics to thousands. In 2016 they performed with original Ska creators The Skatalites, to a sellout Hong Kong crowd. Recently they have supported the legendary Godfather of Dancehall Johnny Osbourne in the city.

After releasing their first two singles ‘OK La!’ and ‘Jamie Vardy’ to international airplay and critical acclaim, they began working on their debut 10 track album ‘In The Ska East’, recorded at Billboard Studios, Central, Hong Kong with legendary Ska vocalist, writer and producer Sean ‘Cavo’ Dinsmore’ from New York’s third wave Ska band The Toasters at the helm. The album also features special guest vocals from The Specials original frontman Neville Staple. It was featured in ‘Do The Dog’ Skazines finest Ska albums of 2017. Released in December 2017 the album is available through passionate Ska distributors around the world. 

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The Funkaphones

The Funkaphones is a four-piece retro, pop funk band bringing a modern feel to the 70s vibe. Think Hall and Oates meets The Black Keys.
Part funk, part pop, and part plain fun, The Funkaphones’ soulful grooves and catchy melodies will have you singing and dancing along before the first chorus.

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R.I.D.D.E.M

R.I.D.D.E.M is a Hong Kong based band that plays music focused on rhythm and groove. The group was started by bassist Matthew Lui, after becoming friends with drummer Akira Mimasu. They were brought together by a shared passion for dance music, no matter the genre. The group has featured different rosters of musical talent, centering around Mat and Akira’s pocket and groove, as well as their combined musical vision. R.I.D.D.E.M’S influences range from funk, house, hip hop, breakbeat, jazz, and electronic dance music. Their exploration of styles is kept tight by a. desire to create grooving tunes for people to dance to, bringing a fresh sound to live music in HK.

Current Roster:
Mat lui (bass)
Akira Mimasu (drums)
Aldous Yu (keys)
Reggie Yip (vox)
Arizton Pampola (guitar)

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