YEAH YEAH!! Christmas comes but once a year, and when it does, Count Skylarkin likes to revisit his much-loved former residency at East Oxford’s reknowned hive of rum-fuelled iniquity, The Hi-Lo Jamaican Eating House for one night only. And this year he’s managed to rope in his good pal – veteran reggae DJ and Trojan Sound System lynchpin Earl Gateshead – with the promise of dangerous amounts of Wray and nephews Jamaican OVERPROOF RUM and some serious seasonal selections on the decks.
EARL GATESHEAD is one of UK reggae’s most respected selectors, having held down residencies at Fabric, The Blue Note and Dive Bar in his time since he first started spinning Jamaican 45s in between punk bands in late 70′s Brixton. Along the way he’s also toured the world with Big Youth, Cutty Ranks and Dr Alimantado, and established Trojan Soundsystem with the blessing of the legendary reggae imprint, along with co-conspirators Daddy Ads, Superfour, Chucky Banton and Jah Buck. Most importantly, he still loves his tunes with as much passion and fervour as he ever did – be they roots, dub, ska, rocksteady or dancehall – and he’s blessed with the most valuable skill a DJ can ever possess – he’ll make you love them too. Yeah Yeah!
The Hi-Lo Xmas bash is always a seriously rocking night, early arrival is recommended! Music starts at 9pm, tax is £3 on the door only. For table bookings call 01865 725 984.
Friday 20th December at The Hi-Lo Jamaican Eating House, Cowley Road, Oxford