Sunday 31st March
9am – 5pm
Teaming up with Trojan Records, Ace Cafe London’s annual Scooter Sunday (Sunday 31st March, 9am to 5pm) this year celebrates not only the two-wheeled blue smoke of the Lambrettas and Vespas of the Mods, but also the 50th “Golden” anniversary of a moment known and recognised since by the term “Spirit of ‘69”!
1968 saw the founding in London NW10 of Trojan Records, and its rapid growth during its first year was due in no small part to the development of a working class youth movement that embraced, this then new to Britain, Jamaican reggae music as part and parcel of its culture. The purchasing power of this fast developing young demographic resulted in an explosion in Trojan record sales in the summer of 1969.
For a magnificent Double-Barrel day of the “Most turnin’ stormin’ sound o’soul”, skanking n’ stompin’ with the five-piece band The Reggulaters, playing the best in old school Trojan reggae, ska and rock steady, from artists like Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Justin Hinds, The Pioneers, Toots & the Maytals and a whole lot more at the Ace from noon, this Scooter Sunday Special is for all those rudies, suedes and skins that “Keep the Faith”!
To get you in the mood for this upcoming event we have taken over Trojan Records Spotify playlist and have chosen some of the tracks you can expect to hear played at Ace on 31st March – listen here:
Spend £5 or more over the counter at the Ace from 9am and receive a raffle ticket to be in with a chance to WIN some great Trojan Records prizes.