Rebelation are a UK based band who play authentic Reggae, Traditional Ska and Rocksteady. Formed in 1994, their initial sound was heavily influenced by the likes of The Clash, Specials & The Beat, plus Jah Shaka and the other big English dub reggae sound systems of the time. Through the passage of time and with many line up developments, their sound is more refined and authentic. Their traditional Ska is influenced by the Skatalites and the like. The reggae and rocksteady is influenced by the Treasure Isle and Studio 1 stable of the late sixties/early seventies. That said, the influence of the modern Jamaican sound is present and Rebelation do not consider themselves as a revival or retro band but as a modernist and progressor of the reggae sound.
Over the years, the band have shared stages with acts such as The Slackers, Bad Manners, Laurel Aitken, Neville Staple, The Selecter, Snuff, Asian Dub Foundation and Zion Train. Rebelation have crafted their signature sound through a powerful horn section, harmony rich male and female vocals, and a super tight rhythm section. Their catchy song writing and an irresistible groove will ensure the dancefloor is packed all night.
Rebelation have travelled well over the years mashing up venues in towns and cities not just in the UK but in Europe too, building up a loyal following along the way and putting themselves in the forefront of the well established UK ska scene. Having played at our 1st ever Last Gang In Town gig at the Man on the Moon, we’re excited to have the band return to Cambridge to play at our 1st gig at the Portland Arms.
With support from The Pisdicables:
Signed to BeSharp records, this 7 piece ska punk band from South East London incorporate their love of old school ska, 2-Tone and punk into the music that they play. Influenced by bands including the Specials, Selector, Rancid, Inner Terrestrials & King Blues, these guys impressed us with their on-stage presence & energy, and we’re looking forward to their Last Gang debut.
LAST GANG IN TOWN DJs – Ska & Reggae