Tuesday 31st January 2017
PAMA INTERNATIONAL album launch party at
The Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 - 7pm
After a 7 year hiatus Pama International are back with a brand new line-up and album - 'Love & Austerity' (out in Jan'17 on Cherry Red Records/Happy People). It comprises of no less than 8 singles! A reworking of Martha Reeves & The Vandella's soul classic Heatwave, is the first single (out on the 14th Oct'16), and has already picked up airplay from BBC1xtra (David Rodigan), BBC Radio 2 (Alex Lester) and BBC6 music (Craig Charles and Don Letts).
In their first 10 years Pama Int'l recorded 9 albums, 3 BBCRadio 1 Maida Vale sessions, and win the Rebel playlist on BBC6. Their collective nature saw them work with members of The Specials, Madness, Steel Pulse, Style Council, Galliano, Kasabian, Billy Bragg, Mad Professor, Michie One, Wrongtom and Jamaican legends; Derrick Morgan, Dave & Ansel Collins, Dawn Penn, Dennis Alcapone and Rico Rodriguez. Constant touring saw them gig with Madness, The Specials, Toots & The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Mick Jones (The Clash), Third World, Lee Perry, Max Romeo, Janet Kay and Caroll Thompson to name a few.
Pama International returned to the live scene earlier this year with a sold-out year long residency as Trojan Records house band at their official London club night at Heavenly Records venue The Social. Upcoming shows include gigs with Zion Train, King Prawn, Dennis Bovell, Don Letts, Misty In Roots, the official Trojan Records club tour, 2017's UK tour with The Dead 60s and their album launch party at Camden Town's Jazz Cafe.
Tickets £10 advance +booking fee
Ticket plus a signed copy of Pama Intl-Love & Austerity vinyl LP £30
Ticket plus a signed copy of Pama Intl-Love & Austerity CD £20