PAMA INTERNATIONAL // ROCKERS REVOLT: June’09 News
Welcome to Pama Intl // Rockers Revolt June’09 News
Good day to you. It’s hot outside! 96 degrees in the shade. Summer is here and we’re excited. 10 dates with The Levellers followed by 4 dates supporting The Specials has been a wonderful way to kick start 2009. The new album ‘Pama Outernational’ is shaping up to be a scorcher. Three singles will precede it’s release in October, starting with ‘Happenstance’ later this month (details below), one in July/Aug followed by the surefire soul hit ‘I Still Love You More’ in Sept’09. Festival season is upon us. Last week saw us headline Sunrise Festival. What a wonderful weekend. Plenty more to come over the summer… next up Glastonbury.
Anyhow, enough already… down to business…Don’t forget the suncream!
Pama Intl // Rockers Revolt
01. PAMA INTERNATIONAL – HAPPENSTANCE b/w DUB-A-DANCE
is the new single from Pama Intl – due out on 22nd June’09 on Rockers Revolt. It is produced by Sean Flowerdew & John ‘Ghost Town’ Collins and features Lynval & Horace from The Specials. It will be available on ltd.edition red 7″ vinyl (all numbered), download and (much to our surprise) CD. We’ve had loads of requests in for it to be issued as a CDsingle as well. Really didn’t think people bought those anymore! But who are we to say no.
You can hear the Happenstance now at http://www.myspace.com/pamainternational Please leave a comment/let us know what you think of it. We love getting feedback.
The vinyl can be preordered now for £4 plus p&p at
ONCE THEY ARE GONE THEY ARE GONE – ONLY 300 COPIES
The CD single can be preordered now for £2 plus p&p at
News of the download coming very soon
It is the first of 3 singles to be taken from Pama Intl’s much anticipated forthcoming album Pama Outernational (scheduled for a Oct’09 release). The three 7″ vinyl singles will all be issued on ltd.edition coloured vinyl. Happenstance on Red coloured vinyl, next single on Gold coloured and third on Green. Real collectors pieces ltd to 300 copies per pressing. Grab them while you can.
If you area journalist or DJ and would like to receive promo copies just drop us a line at email@example.com and tell us who you are/what you do.
02. SEEKING NEW DRUMMER
Whilst the unemployment figures rise, Pama Intl will be doing their bit to ease the situation by employing a new drummer. Do you know anyone?
We are looking for a new full-time drummer who has a great reggae/rockers/dub feel, but also a bit of flare for soul. He or she must be a showman or woman as well as amazing drummer. We have lots of fantastic work coming up. If you’ve got any ideas of someone who’d suit please just send me details.
03. PAMA INTL SUMMER SEASON
Pama Intl will be performing at the festivals below
26 Glastonbury Festival – East Dance Stage 1pm
17 Larmer Tree Festival
07 Luton Summer Festival, St.Georges Sq (free)
08 Endorset In Dorset Festival
05 Mersea Island Scooter Rally
more to be added v soon
for full info/ticket outlets/updates go to
04. PAMA OUTERNATIONAL UPDATE
The forthcoming album Pama Outernational (due Oct’09) is nearing completion. Already in the bag are; Happenstance, Dub A Dance, Trade It All For More, Are We Saved Yet?, Look Out Your Window, Yeah Yeah Yeah/Question The Answer and prementioned surefire summer soul hit I Still Love You More. Three more tracks to be completed. The “Heavyweight Dub Sounds Of Now” is the order of the day.
As with the singles, if you area journalist or DJ and would like to receive promo copies just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us who you are/what you do.
05. MEETING OF STYLES – evening cancelled
We are very sorry to say that the evening of this event (Sat 6 June) has been cancelled, so Pama Intl will NOT be appearing. The local council has had noise complaints about the venue, so has decided not to let the night go ahead.
The daytime event will still be happening. More info: www.nizim.co.uk
06. NOW BOOKING PAMA INTL – OUTERNATIONAL TOUR from OCT’09
Pama will be doing a full UK tour to promote the release of Pama Outernational in Oct’09. If you would like to book the band for a show just let us know or drop our agent Dave Farrow @ DMF a line.
There is loads of press planned and a national ad campaign. With this much run up/the release of the album and singles we’re expecting sold out shows. If you’re interested get in touch v soon as dates are already going.
07. RED STRIPE BOSS SOUNDS FESTIVAL 2009
~ please note Pama Intl are not playing this event, just helping to spread the good word
20 & 21 June 2009 starring headline performances from
FREDDIE MCGREGOR, DERRICK MORGAN, THE CONGOS plus OWEN GRAY
The Cluny & The Cluny 2, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
The Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG and
The World Headquarters, Curtis Mayfield House, Carliol Sq, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6UQ
This year’s Boss Sounds Festival will be the Red Stripe Boss Sounds Festival after the Jumpin’ Hot Club secured a deal with the famous Jamaican brewer. Headlining this year’s festival will be Roots Legend Freddie McGregor and Undoubtedly one of Jamaica’s finest vocal trios The Congos (21st June) and Ska King Derrick Morgan in a superb double bill with Ska legend Owen Gray (20th June). For this years festival the organisers are taking over the whole of the Cluny building with the main venue and Cluny 2 being called into action.
The festival will also feature for the first time outside Jamaica, “The Reggae Film Festival” which will see some of the greatest reggae films ever made screened at the Tyneside Cinema. Highlights include “Heartland Reggae” which documented Bob Marley’s One Love concert and “Rico, the Legacy” which captures the trombone players life, tracking his time with The Specials and Bob Marley.
For more information go to www.jumpinhot.com or www.myspace.com/bosssoundsfestival
Tickets are available from 0191 2304474 http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user?query=s … ds&x=0&y=0 £15 per day or £25 for the weekend!
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Hope to see you all real soon.