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Well Known Ska band 'The Skore' headline at The 'Big Live Music Event' in Alderney

18th April 2011 - Alderney, Channel Islands- The island hall will be rocking to the beats of UK Ska band 'The Skore' and Mod Stars 'The Risk' on Friday, 6th May.

The 'Big Live Music Event' which is set to kick off at 7:30pm until 12:30am, is a charity event in support of Kaylee Tugby with all monies raised being donated to the 'Help Kaylee' fund. Tickets for the event are now on sale at PJ', tickets purchased in advance of the event will be charged at £5 otherwise they will be £6 for entry at the door.

The headliners of the event 'The Skore' are one of the most popular Ska Bands in the UK and are well known on both the UK and European circuits, they have also been acclaimed as one of the best independent bands in the UK. 'The Skore' play at over 100 gigs a year as well a number of charity events and record at least one new album a year which they release on their own Rock 'n' Ska label. They have supported the likes of The Beat and Bad Manners when on tour as well as headlining their own major gigs and on Friday, 6th May they will be visiting Alderney to headline the 'Big Live Music Event'.

'The Skore' have gained recognition all around the world through their website including Ireland, France, Cyprus, North and South America, Africa, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand and Germany where they became the first English band to play a sellout gig at the legendary McCormack's Ballroom in Leipzig, Germany.

'Big Live Music' organiser, Derrick Williams said"I have wanted to organise a Live music event on Alderney for some time. We often help organise music events in the Fermain Tavern in Guernsey where well known UK bands headline such as Eddie and The Hotrods and it has been my ambition to do something like this in Alderney for some time. To secure a Ska band like 'The Skore' for this gig is ideal as their music is likely to appeal across the board."

'The Skore' will be supported by Guernsey band 'The Risk', who play their own brand of mod revival power pop and local Alderney band 'The Rawcuz Crowzz' who have been playing their own original R 'n' B & Punk Blues and 'The Alderney Immigrant' aka 'Rob Hunter' who has gone solo since going to college in Guernsey and whose acoustic folk blues will bring a relaxed start to nights proceedings. Rea Gregg and James Clarke will also be supporting the evening by infilling between bands with their funky disco tunes.

'Big Live Music' organiser, Derrick Williams said"Everyone involved has been really supportive and generous, both Guernsey and Alderney bands and DJ's are playing for free. 'The Skore' have significantly reduced their fee, both the Alderney bands and the Alderney Music Society are allowing free usage of their musical equipment, Paddy Campbell is running the light show, Mark Tugby is providing a free taxi service for the artists and the Harbour Lights hotel has reduced the room rate for the UK band. Plus many friends and supporters will be working hard on the night for free, on the bar and door. I would also like to add that no costs for putting this event on are being costed too, deducted from or charged to the Help Kaylee fund."

He continued"A lot of work has gone into staging this gig and I just hope that people come out to support the event, support Kaylee and generally have a great time".

MORE ABOUT THE BANDS

The Skore- Formed following the breakup of high profile band Moosey. The lead singer and songwriter Just, along with bass player Digby were joined by Trev on lead guitar and Scott on drums to form the new line up. This new lineup has once more become the benchmark for upcoming bands. The band has developed their own instantly recognizable Ska sound , which takes its roots from original ska adding a new clean fresh sound.

The quality of their songs, which have received high acclaim, along with their musicianship and live performances have created a lot of interest around the world as well as from within the music industry. A lot of dedicated, hard work has honed them into being acclaimed as one of the best, unsigned bands in the country. They are a busy band, playing over 100 gigs a year. They record at least one new album a year which they release on their own Rock 'n' Ska label, as well as finding time for other promotional work including new videos and charity events.

They have supported the likes of The Beat and Bad Manners when on tour as well as headlining their own major gigs.

Their sound has gained recognition all around the world via their website including Ireland, France, Cyprus, North and South America, Africa, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand and Germany where they became the first English band to play a sellout gig at the legendary McCormack's Ballroom in Leipzig, Germany.

They are four of the most down to earth guys you could wish to meet and are always giving a helping hand or practical advice to new would be performers / bands. They enjoy a laugh and a joke along with a few beers, but once they hit the stage, they prove why they are rated so highly.

The Skore members are:

Just - Lead singer, guitar and songwriter
Digby - Bass guitar and backing vocals
Trev - Guitar
Scott - Drums

The Risk- The Guernsey band formed in 1984 when Mark Le Gallez and Colin Leach discovered Steve Collenette and began playing their own brand of mod revival power pop. Recording a single with Guernsey producer Steve Free and an independent EP they were soon noticed by the fanzines of the mod revival movement. It was this cult scene that led the band to play across Britain, Ireland and even California. While seen as part of the UK's mod revival scene that included bands such as The Jam and Purple Hearts, in America the band played with the 1960s garage revival that was going on in parallel. 25 years on they were back in Guernsey but still playing the music they love.

During the 1980s the band found a level of success rarely seen by bands from Guernsey signing a three album deal with an independent London based record company and being approached by EMI and UB40's manager. However, the band turned both of these down as they wanted to continue playing the music they loved. For example, to sign with EMI the band would have had to find a new drummer, something they did not want to do. The Risk played what they wanted Colin summed it up by saying he and Mark "had a sense of hedonism" at the time and would not do anything unless it was fun and while some of it may not have been the best in terms of their career it allowed them to do what they loved.

The Risk members are:

Mark - Vocals & Bass
Colin - Vocals & Guitars
Ozzy - Drums

Rawcuz Crowzz have been playing all their own original RnB & Punk Blues. Influenced by Early Dr Feelgood, Bo Diddley, The Ramones, White Stripes and BRMC. They have recorded 2 albums & an EP to date have had a song which has been included on Twist Records/Guernsey Arts Council "GBG2" double CD issued in 2010. Another new track has been submitted for inclusion on "GBG3" follow up CD.

Since they were formed in November 2007 The Crowzz have played live sessions on Island FM and BBC Guernsey, supported major UK main acts in Guernsey at The Fermain Tavern, have played in Sark and at the 3 day Chaos Festival for past 2 years and will be playing the main stage on Saturday this year for 3rd year running, reached the final (last 4 bands) of Guernsey Battle of Bands in 2009 and have regularly had tracks played on BBC Guernsey's Introducing show and also BBC Jersey's Introducing.

The Rawcuz Crowzz members are:

Neil - Bass
Rob - Vocals & Lead Guitar
Derrick - Vocals, Harmonicas & Slide Guitar
Helen - Drums

The Alderney Immigrant - Rob Hunter

Rawcuz Crowzz frontman Rob has developed his solo act since going off to college in Guernsey. Playing mainly his own material around the many music venues in Guernsey. Rob has recorded his first solo album and is starting to play the festivals this year - Sark Folk festival and Chaos being the big ones to watch. Rob's acoustic folk blues will bring a relaxed start to nights proceedings

Rob - Guitars & vocals