By Abbey Cannan
Reggae powerhouse the ‘Rudies’ will be returning to raise the roof at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Saturday 2 March.
The Sunny Coast Rude Boys are an eight-piece soundwave playing uplifting ska and reggae, and drawing on musical influences that have shaped this genre from the Jamaican movement through to UK Two Tone.
The ‘Rudies’ demonstrate a unique vision with the enthusiasm and freewheeling colour of contemporary ska with band members from as far as Barbados, Trinidad, Ireland and Lebanon.
The band has crafted their sound with unexpected arrangements and seductive harmonies, of powerful horns and foot-stomping drums.
The ‘Rudies’ have headlined festivals such as Island Vibe Festival, Blues on Broadbeach and Caloundra Music Festival.
Tickets are $15 at the Imperial Hotel (Phone 5442 8811) or book online at Oztix. Doors open at 8pm and to book the hotel’s free courtesy bus call 0467 414 171.