Jamaica’s legendary Jolly Boys are rapidly becoming a festival favourite this year. You only need to check the latest videos doing the rounds to see why.
They will release a new album, ‘Great Expectation’ on Wall Of Sound Records on 20th September 2010. It’s a collaborative project between Geejam’s Jon Baker and Wall Of Sound’s Mark Jones and the result is 12 stunning interpretations of contemporary songs given a mento makeover. They will also be in the UK for a series of rare UK dates throughout the summer months.
‘Rehab’, the first single to be taken from the Jolly Boys’ forthcoming album. It’s a fantastic version of the song made famous by Amy Winehouse, uniquely interpreted in the mento music style and a perfect accompaniment to the heady days of summer. And their version has Amy’s full seal of approval – she’s a huge fan of the band and went to Jamaica recently to see them play.
Here they are jamming outside a hotel before the Cardiff Big Weekend covering Johnny Cash’s classic Ring of Fire. Check the final comments from the guest Scots bass player. Personally I think they’d go down a treat at Celtic Connections! Not that I’m biased or nothing but they’d be well looked after…go on!:
and at The Secret Garden Party:
Following that amazing performance at The Secret Garden party last week and their appearances at Camp Bestival this weekend, The Jolly Boys have announced they will play another London show next week.
3rd August – London, Bush Hall – SOLD OUT
4th August – London, 100 Club – JUST ANNOUNCED