Annual San Francisco NYE Reggae Hop With The Jamaicans

The Delerians

Keyser Soze

at Rockit Room

December 29, 2012 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Time: 9:00pm     Day: Saturday     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $30
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Together for the first time in over 20 years, we are proud to announce this year's headlining artists: The Jamaicans, featuring original vocalists Tommy Cowan, Norris Weir and Martin Williams, backed by Los Angeles' own The Delirians.

This is a group that has defined and dominated the charts in all the core genres of Ska, Rocksteady, and the heavy sounds of Skinhead Reggae! They will indeed play all the hits, and a few rarities we've asked for, so get set folks..........!

The Jamaicans


The Jamaicans (Tommy Cowan, Norris Weir, Martin Williams) burst on the scene in 1967 by winning the second Jamaican Festival song contest with a bit of nonsensical rocksteady called "Ba Ba Boom," a piece that had been written by Cowan and Weir. The pair continued to write, and the group had a middling successful career between 1967 and 1972 recording their frequently novelty-tinged songs (they sang "ba ba" in myriad different ways, sometimes even inventively) for producer Duke…