Paddington Ambush, Control This!
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803
This event is 18 and over
King Django is internationally loved and respected as an important proponent of roots music. With a diverse career now spanning nearly three decades he has made his mark as an influential bandleader, singer, songwriter, arranger, engineer, producer and musician, especially in the genres of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, rhythm & blues, soul, klezmer and even hardcore/punk rock. He has toured many times throughout the US, Europe, Canada, and Japan as the leader of Stubborn All-Stars, Skinnerbox and the King Django band and as a sideman with such renowned acts as Rancid, Murphy’s Law, The Slackers and the Toasters. He is also widely known and respected as an influential mentor of younger musicians, sharing and spreading his deep knowledge of Jamaican music. He currently performs regularly with the King Django Band and Bad Luck Dice.
Due to the proximity of Florida to the Caribbean, the members of Paddington Ambush have firsthand experience witnessing & performing true island music of the Caribbean!
Most American "reggae type" bands today blend elements of contemporary musical styles to Caribbean grooves thus reinventing or branching off the Reggae tree.
The music of Paddington Ambush unequivocally feeds from the tree, taking influence from Culture, Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru, Toots & The Maytals, Don Drummund & The Skatalites, Alpha Blondy, Bounty Killer, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Israel Vibration, Sly & Robbie and producers Lee "Scratch" Perry, Bunny Lee & Osborne ‘King Tubby' Ruddock.
Control This! has quickly risen to the top of the Central Florida ska and reggae scene since its formation in March of 2012. Formed by saxophonist Jeff Richey, Control This! provides authentic ska, rocksteady and early reggae sounds. After touring the globe for 9+ years in the legendary 2-tone and 3rd wave ska band, The Toasters, Jeff has decided to go back and rediscover the root of his passion for Jamaican music. Control This! pays tribute to Studio One and Treasure Isle sounds of the 1960's and 1970's. From fast-paced traditional ska instrumentals, to the bubbling sounds of rocksteady, to the heavy sounds of lover's rock and reggae, Control This! touch on all the nuances and sophistication of the early Jamaican music.
Tickets Available at the Door