Det jamaikanske bandet har spilt en stor rolle i å gjøre ska populært. Siden oppstarten i 1963 (!) har bandet dukket opp titt og ofte i forskjellige konstellasjoner og har siden den gang gitt ut en nesten endeløs rekke album.
The Skatalites er først og fremst en liveopplevelse, noe de kommer til å bevise også denne kvelden. Gled dere!
Founded in the Old Town of Oslo, Norway in 1996, The Phantoms are probably the longest living and most original ska and rocksteady group in their home country, if not to say east end band in general.
The Phantoms show a remarkable knack for making a ska music that is distinctly Northern. There are no palm trees, beaches and breezy summer nights here – only rain, dark alleys, bad love and alcohol for consolation. You wouldn’t say that The Phantoms ever worked like a 300mph magnet speed train. Rather they are like a big old smokin’ steam locomotive, that, once having built up speed, would tear that Shinkansen to shreds in a front to front collision. And hopefully get the band on stage in time”. – King Scruffy