Giuliano Palma & The Bluebeaters

18 July 2009

After The Album and Long Playing the Bluebeaters follow a new direction with their latest album, Boogaloo. A vibrant mix of ska, pop, rock and reggae with the trademark mood which distinguishes Giuliano Palma & The Bluebeaters. Boogaloo is to Latin American music what reggae is to Jamaica. Giuliano Palma began his road to fame in 1993 at Turin with an appearance with the Fratelli di Soledad. Far from being a one-off, this was the start of his career, sowing the seeds of an idea to form a supergroup based on a combined passion for rocksteady and American soul.

The Bluebeaters first release came in 1999, a cover album of tracks done in a ska style. The group decided to risk selling the album exclusively through the internet, though this proved to be a risk worth taking: sales of over 12,000 directly through their site www.thebluebeateaters.com. After signing with label V2 the record was re-released with two bonus tracks, and sales soared to 30,000 accompanied by a sell-out tour and an official bootleg Wonderful Live.

This was followed in 2005 by Long Playing, with 22 tracks proving the versatility and energy of the band. In March 2006 Jamaican-born Sheldon Gregg, whose credits include amongst others work with the New York Ska Jazz Ensemble. The bands latest offering, Boogaloo was released last October and includes the single Tutta Mia La Citt . Concert begins 9.30 p.m.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff