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The Beat at Godiva Festival

July 30, 2015

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16 Tons (Rehearsal Video)

July 18, 2015

My daughter Saffren is joining us on the festival circuit this year…
Here is us rehearsing a song we perform together called ’16 Tons’ with a little added extra from Ranking Jnr at the end

Let’s Rock Bristol Photos

June 16, 2015

Photo Credit: Yad Jaura

Photo Credit: Yad Jaura

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It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland

June 08, 2015
Arts Interview: Ranking Roger
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Ruth Copland is British but lives in Santa Cruz, California and presents a radio show called It’s A Question of Balance on radio stations KSCO AM 1080 Santa Cruz and KOMY 1340 Watsonville. KSCO is the highest-listenership commercial Talk station in the area.  Thousands of listeners around the world listen also to the podcasts of the shows which appear on the website http://www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

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Under The Bridge in London – fantastic sell out show

May 17, 2015

Under The Bridge in London – fantastic sell out show
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Under The Influence: 2 Tone Ska

May 16, 2015

In the second episode of our series Under the Influence, we examine the late-70s ska revival in the UK, a movement built upon the fusion of punk rock and traditional ska. Led by the Specials, we look at how the cultural climate of the time period in the UK inspired the founding of 2 Tone Records and how that led to the ska movement in the 80s and 90s.

Under the Influence looks into some of the most important music scenes of our time, exploring the people, bands, and styles that changed the course of music forever. Narrated by modern day punk legend Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Operation Ivy, Transplants), Noisey delves deep into the worlds of New York Hardcore, British 2Tone Ska, and German Krautrock to find how these scenes were created, and how they continue to shape art, music, and culture today. Join us as we circle the globe to meet to everyone from x to y, to witness life under the influence.

Via: http://www.noisey.com

“The Clash and The Police were the two bands which I enjoyed touring with” – Ranking Roger

May 16, 2015

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Out of all of them, The Clash and The Police were the two bands which I enjoyed touring with the most. The Clash, because they were ‘the people’s band.’ They were so grounded and live the music was better than the records. I also liked The Police because I watched them change and becoming more serious and political. By the time The Police split up they were getting as political as The Beat. – Ranking Roger

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Roger Joins MSO on Stage at Bluesfest, Australia

April 27, 2015

Roger Joins Melbourne Ska Orchestra on Stage at Bluesfest, Australia
Photo Credit: Sustainable Dreaming (www.sustainabledreaming.org)

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Review from Guildford (Sat 14/03/2015)

March 17, 2015

“We were at the gig on Saturday night in Guildford and I just wanted to let you know what a top night it was.  The sound is still fantastic and although the venue was small (by your standards) it was superb for those that were there. Stella and I were talking afterwards and one of the best things from the night was Ranking Junior, he was quality and its just good to know that he will be carrying the sounds forward for a new generation, (not that you’re finished yet, but you know what I mean).”

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