SPECIALIZED 'THE BIG ONE'
'SPECIALIZED' WINS 3 AWARDS'
BEST PRODUCED CD
BEST FESTIVAL EVENT
At last this non profit making event has be honoured, the idear only three years old, was brought about by a conversation between myself(Nuttyboy Jackon) and Paul Willo.
Originally I wanted to hold a Ska Festival 'The Big One' at Parkdeans Sandford Park in Dorset, bringing all the big names to a weekend of Ska.
Paul Willo at the same time was raising money for the 'Teenage Cancer Trust' with small events around the UK. I heard of Pauls venture. So I contacted Paul and discussed holding a weekend event at Sandford.
The rest as they say is History, Paul has good contacts in the Ska world and the event quickly took off with members from the Specials, Madness, Joining the ranks in coming to play with bands from all over the UK. The Beat headlined last years event, Lee Thompson Orchestra, The Specialized Band which consisted of many of the Specials band members Horace Panter, Lynval Golding, Roddy Byers plus the Brass section, front man was the legendary 'Winstone Reedy' of the 'Cimerons' Dennis Bovel from Matumbi has attended all 3 events performing his music of Dub & Lovers Rock .
Bands from Scotland, Big Fat Panda to mention one have attended all 3 events. Altogether approx 60 bands from all over UK have in the last 3 years have graced the stage at Parkdean, Sandford Park.
This little dream has became world famous 'SPAHNE' from Switzerland brought their music to the stage along with Dennis Bovell.
Susan Cadogan appeard last year singing her hit 'Hurt So Good' along with King Hammond.
The event is massive, all credit to the success of this Project must go to 'Paul Willo' and his behind the scene's crew.
I am proud to be associated with this event
Dennis 'Dubmaster' Bovell & Kevin 'nuttyboy' Jackson
MC the Big One at Parkdean in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust event
'Morcombe & Wise'
Specialized 'The Big One'