Introducing Pama International; ROOTS ROCKERS REGGAE - soul-fueled & dub-induced for the 21st century, fronted by Sean Flowerdew, Finny and Lynval Golding (The Specials/Fun Boy 3), alongside members of PWEI, Galliano and Bentley Rhythm Ace. Pama Intl, have released 5 acclaimed albums, recorded 2 Radio One Sessions, played at Glastonbury, Bestival, Womad, Wickerman, Beautiful Days & many more festivals. They’ve performed with Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Lee Perry, Skatalites, Toots & The Maytals, Mad Professor, Mick Jones’ Carbon/Silicon & Madness, creating a huge grassroots following, with a live show that has become second to none.
“the best live roots band I’ve ever seen” FACT magazine.
2006 saw them become the first new band in 30 years to sign to the legendary Trojan Records. The resulting release boasted a classic line-up of vintage ska and reggae guests including; Rico Rodriguez, Dennis Alcapone, Dawn Penn, Derrick Morgan and the first recording since the 1970’s from Dave & Ansel Collins, and immediately won global praise.
“YOU’D swear blind this CD was a compilation of forgotten reggae gems from the 70s. A wondrous revelation of an album. **** out of 5” Daily Star
«a mouth watering slice of authentic Club Ska cool for the 21st Century. **** out of 5» Music-news. com
«10 out of 10…Seriously it is that good» FFRUK. com
“Neither too modern or too retro, it blends classic ska and reggae rhythms with a double shot of dub” Record Collector
Getting back to their deep-rooted DIY philosophy they’ve launched their own Rockers Revolt label. Mixed by John Collins (producer of The Specials iconic Ghost Town) and featuring guest appearances from Rico Rodriguez, Sir Horace Panter (The Specials) and Top 10 hit-maker Michie One, their new album Love Filled Dub Band, has already received airplay from 54 (and counting) stations/DJs, including; Radio One; Rob Da Bank, Chris Goldfinger & Mike Davies, Radio 2-Steve Lamacq, David Rodigan, Gary Crowley, Charlie Gillet, BBC6; Don Letts & Shaun Keaveny, xfm-Jon Kennedy plus live sessions at Abbey Road and on Craig Charles’ BBC6 Funk & Soul show. Reviews have been equally as enthusiastic…
«Social commentary only grime & UK Hip Hop can rival» Echoes
«bringing funk soul & dub to near perfection» Craig Charles BBC6
«Beguilingly beautiful, an album to cherish» Swell magazine
«Downright heavyweight…Cut from the same cloth as Tubby & Perry in their heyday» UK Reggae Guide
It also features Lynval Golding’s first foray into song-writing since his days with The Specials & Fun Boy 3 on the thought provoking ‘Wonder Wonder’. The album draws on the classic sounds of yesteryear, blending Stax inspired soul with Lee Perry’s rockers reggae, King Tubby dub workouts with bang-on-the-button social commentary.
Not content to keep their sound to the music world alone 7 appearances on British and Hollywood film soundtracks have already been landed. The most successful of which is included on Pama Intl’s debut, the Flowerdew penned ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’, as featured on ‘Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels’. Watch out for ‘Fools Gold’ starring Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland and Ray Winstone. Out in UK cinemas this April’08. Once again it features ‘Truly, Madly. Deeply’ on it’s soundtrack.
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