Pama Intl February 2007 newsletter
Happy New Year to all of you. Extremely belated we know, but busy times in Pamaville has made this our first newsletter of 2007.
So w’happen… well,
In the midst of an absolutely amazing 2006 we somehow found time to write the next studio album AND set up the launch of a brand new label ‘Rockers Revolt’. This month has seen us plough headlong into recording, release the debut on RR and start booking a full UK tour to run from April-September 2007 (confirmed dates below, which include Glastonbury & an album launch party at London’s legendary Jazz Cafe with The Mad Professor Dub show- get your tickets early for that one). We’ve also figured out how to sell the albums, T-shirts and badges from our Myspace page… check that out at http://www.myspace.com/pamainternational and launched Rockers Revolt myspace page… http://www.myspace.com/rockersrevolt
Plenty more dates and news to come. Coming up for the March Newsletter details of shows with The Wailers, Easy Star All-stars, more festival appearances, news of the reissue of the first 3 Pama Intl albums (all of which are currently out of stock) and further details/release date of our 5th studio album.
Hope to see you all real soon at one of the shows.
all the best,
In The Studio
The Specials guitar maestro Lynval Golding flew in from Seattle this month to lay down his guitar and vocals on Pama Intl’s 5th studio album. Twelve tracks are currently being worked on and early results are rocking. “It’s got a much heavier dub and roots vibe then previous albums, also a real soul thing going on. There’s a lot of work still to be done but there’s already two or three absolute Killer tracks…definite singles”.
The line-up on the album includes Pama Intl stalwarts Fuzz Townshend (drums), Simon Wilcox (trumpet), Lynval (guitar), Finny (vocals) & Sean Flowerdew (keyboards), along with new recruits from last year, Kirk Serivce (bass) and Marli (lead guitar) both from the Lee Perry band. Also, planned a couple of very special guest appearances. More next time.
The as yet untitled album is expected to see a release in June 2007. With a couple of single coming out in April and May 2007.
Pama Intl’s brand new label…
Pama Intl’s brand new label Rockers Revolt releases it’s first release this month, the 4 song dub 10″ Pama Intl meets Manasseh. Details go something like this….
ROCKERS REVOLT presents
OUT FEBRUARY 2007
PAMA INTERNATIONAL meets MANASSEH 10″ (cat.no.RR10-001)
The debut release from the brand new ROCKERS REVOLT label
4 heavyweight roots, steppers & dub workouts
Previously unreleased Dubs from the critically acclaimed Pama Intl-Trojan Session album (Trojan Rcds) versioned by leading UK reggae producer Nick Manasseh, featuring on Side One; Neither High Nor Dub and It’s All About The Dub* and on Side Two; Betterment Dub and Fisherman Dub.
*can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/rockersrevolt
Any DJs, radio stations, journalists, fanzines, sound systems who’d like a promo copy email
It’s already picking up airplay on some pirates, web radio and Brinsley Ford on BBC6 on his Dub Show. It’s only available on this ltd.edition 10″ vinyl and once they’re gone they’re gone.
Rockers Revolt On Myspace….
As we’ve just said, we’ve launched the Rockers Revolt label page on Myspace. Please drop by and add us/say hi. In the coming weeks we’ll be adding news of more releases including versions of new Pama intl tracks by some true legends and posting some exclusive mixes. In case you missed it go to
Pama Intl merch is now available via Paypal on our myspace page
The first three albums are currently out of stock but you can get Pama Intl-Trojan Sessions, Dub Store Specialep, Trojan Sessions T-shirts, Badges and of course the brand new Pama Intl meets Manasseh dub 10″ for you vinyl lovers. Any item with a Paypal buy now button can be purchased securely through Paypal. Check it out, it’s so easy!
and of course everything is also the website shop at
Pama Intl UK tour dates
Here’s the first confirmed shows for the Pama Intl UK tour. Plenty more to come. Once again Manasseh will be at the controls, mixing up a dub storm. Lynval will be flying in from the states, swelling the ranks to a mighty eight piece, which will be performing an entire new set…the complete 5th studio album. If any promoters would like to book Pama Intl for dates between 20 April & mid-September email JAB@pamainternational.co.uk
20 Southampton – The Joiners 02380225612
plus Orange Street
141 St Mary St, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 1NS
28 Falmouth – Princess Pavillion 01326 211222
plus Full Proof Sound System
41 Melvill Road, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4AR
03 Leeds – HiFi Club 0113 2427353
2 Central Road, Leeds, LS1 6DE
12 Nottingham Maze 0115 9475650
The Forest Tavern/The Maze, 257 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FT
19 Brighton The Great Escape fest TBC
The Core Club, 12-15 Kings Rd, Brighton, East Sussex
01 Narbeth- Queens Hall – 01834 861212
High Street, Narbeth, Pembrokshire
02 Chester- Funkdub @Telfords Warehouse
Tower Wharf, Cheshire CH1 4EZ
08 London Jazz Cafe + The Mad Professor Dub Show
DJs & support tba
Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1
21-24 Glastonbury Festival
21 Eastern Haze Festival
Main stage – just before The Blockheads
Somerleyton Hall, Suffolk
28 Dunstaffnage Festival
29 Edinburgh Club eGo – 0131 478 7434
14 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JT
09-12 Rebellion Festival – day TBC
Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HL
17-19 Poland Ostoda Reggae Festival – day TBC
Recommend other gigs…
Lastly, please note Pama Intl are not playing at the following shows…we’re just trying to spread the good word about them…well worth checking out if you are in the area…
21 Skabilly Rebels (featuring Roddy Radiation of The Specials) + supports + DJ Cello (Coast to Coast)
@ Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel Road, London – 7 – 11.30 – Tickets £8 Advance £10 door
12 Do The Dog Birthday Bash, featuring:
Rebelation, Too Many Crooks, APB, 3 Minute Warning, Newtown Kings + more to be confirmed
@ Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel Road, London. 6.30 – 11.30
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Thanks very much for reading.