"Cool upbeat & infectious slices of sing-a-long 2 tone’
Do The Dog Music (London)
The Red Stripes are Hong Kong’s premier Ska/ Mod band and have been playing to packed audiences all over Asia. Their brand of party Ska with flavours of the 2 Tone era features a full 11- piece band and hail originally from the UK, Canada and Australia. Over the past three years they have played festivals and shows around Asia including ‘Modswing’ Singapore, Semarang Ska Festival (with Mr. Symarip), Taiwan Festival of Ska and 2 Tone, Taipei, ‘Jam the UK’, Tokyo and the massive Kuala Lumpur Ska Festival. In August 2017 they played as the backing band for Original Rudeboy of The Specials Neville Staple at the Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival.
In 2014 they played at the hugely popular Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong with the son of the legend Prince Buster, Sultan Ali, playing a full set of his father’s classics to thousands. In 2016 they performed with original Ska creators The Skatalites, to a sellout Hong Kong crowd. Recently they have supported the legendary Godfather of Dancehall Johnny Osbourne in the city.
After releasing their first two singles ‘OK La!’ and ‘Jamie Vardy’ to international airplay and critical acclaim, they began working on their debut 10 track album 'In The Ska East', recorded at Billboard Studios, Central, Hong Kong with legendary Ska vocalist, writer and producer Sean ‘Cavo’ Dinsmore’ from New York's third wave Ska band The Toasters at the helm. The album also features special guest vocals from The Specials original frontman Neville Staple. It was featured in 'Do The Dog' Skazines finest Ska albums of 2017. Released in December 2017 the album is available through passionate Ska distributors around the world.