The Alley Club Presents Ska night with Section 8
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Alley Club Cambridge presents…

A Ska night with SECTION 8

Section 8 are a 6/7 piece Ska, Two Tone and Reggae band that write their own music and also play covers.
They are based in the South East of England and the members have a wealth of musical experience having worked and/or performed with Wham, Simply Red, Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac, Tears for Fears, The Dualers, UB40 and Bad Manners to name a few. They perform a wide variety of songs including Madness, The Specials, The Beat, Bad Manners, The Selecter, Amy Winehouse and Toots and The Maytals.
Having a female lead vocalist brings an alternative perspective to the music and showcases the original tunes.
The band have performed at some fantastic events including The Dublin Castle, Santa Pod, Skamouth, The Water Rats, Cambridge Junction, Camper Marmalade, Scooter Rallies and Headlining at Faversham Hop Festival.
Section 8 is privileged to have acclaimed trumpet player Colin Graham as part of the band , he currently plays for UB40’s Ali Campbell and Bad Manners, and worked with Wham writing all the brass parts to hits such as ” Wake me up before you go go” and “Club Tropicana”.
Section 8 are also currently releasing some new original material with their acclaimed songwriter Rob Sigston.

Support DJs.
Sawty, Gonzo & Ska Bar Steve will get the dancefloor warmed up playing the very best classic and rare Ska, Reggae & 2 Tone.

Alley Club provisional
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Alley Club provisional

Acts TBC

The Alley Club Presents…60th Anniversary of The Skatalites DJ Night
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Alley Club Presents…60th Anniversary of The Skatalites DJ Night
WOW! Has it really been 60 years? Yes! And Ska music (and The Skatalites band) has been around just as long and longer!
Come and celebrate the best genre of music there is! Enduring, easy to join in and dance to and FUN, Ska music still leads the way!
DJs Sawty, Ska Bar Steve & Gonzo will be playing the best in ORIGINAL 60’s Ska on original. chunky and sometimes crackly vinyl,
with an emphasis on The Skatalites (Don Drummond, Tommy McCook, Baba Brooks, Roland Alphonso etc.)
Also, expect sounds by Prince Buster, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & The Maytals and more!
This is the music that paved the way for 2 Tone and the late ’70’s Ska Revival 45 years ago,
which we’ll be celebrating (@ The Portland ofcourse!) 18th Oct .24.

The Alley Club presents… Mod Night – Sharp Class live
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Alley Club presents… Mod Night – Sharp Class live

Sharp Class are a British power-trio inspired by iconic artists like The Clash, The Who, and The Specials. Their music is a fusion of Punk, Soul, Power-Pop, Brit-Pop, and Rock ‘n’ Roll. The band released their debut album ‘Tales Of A Teenage Mind’ in 2023. The trio consists of Oliver Orton on guitar and vocals, Billy Woodfield on bass and vocals and Declan Mills on drums. Their onstage performances are electrifying and captivating and their catchy power-pop-laden guitar music is delivered with ease.

Wherever Sharp Class go, they always deliver an exciting performance. In May 2023, the group travelled to the USA to take part in a series of concerts. Their three-night run included shows in Rhode Island, Portland, and Somerville, each of which showcased the unparalleled dynamism of the trio to international audiences.