Newtown Rocksteady is a dance band that simply makes you move. Cool covers, righteous melodies, and hot original songs, rocksteady is more than a band, its a moment in life when you just have to be there!

A group of Wellington musos are combining their creative talents to create and recreate the Rocksteady reggae sound. The eight-piece, Jamaican Rocksteady / Soul / Funk big band featuring members of Hikoikoi, IRoots, Roy G and the Bivonators, Safari, Zirigidum, and The Resole Project, play stonkin' grooves to get people moving their bodies.

Their sounds and styles are inspired by the late 60's crazes of rocksteady and ska dancehalls in Jamaica and England. And the result? An inspired sound, with an infectious combination of mellow rhythms and upbeat dance tunes to get the whole family grooving!

Ideal for: dance music for corporate function, private party, wedding - younger patrons

Sample repertoire:

Abracadabra - Steve Millar
Blacksmith - Original
Bam Bam - Sister Nancy
Don't Call Us Immigrants - Tabby Cat Kelly
Drugs and Poison - The Upsetters
Edge of the Ocean - Original
Fisherman - The Congos
Go Down Moses - Negro Spiritual
Jungle Lion - Lee Scratch Perry
Iron Claw - Lee Perry
La La Bam Bam - The Congos
Mr Fire Coleman - The Wailing Souls
Never Give Your Heart Away - Carlton and the Shoes
Night Doctor - The Upsetters
Owe Me No Pay Me - The Ethiopians
One Eyed Giant - Rico & The Torpedos
Quarantine - Original
Police Alert - Original
Police & Theives - Junior Murvin
Pressure Drop - Toots and the Maytals
Ricos Torpedo - Rico & The Torpedos
Ring The Alarm - Tenor Saw
Run One Mile - Count Ossie
Touch of Fire - The Upsetters
Take Your Time

Bob Marley at request

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