Bam Bam and the Rocksteady All Stars

Originally from Catalonia, Spain, reggae aficionado and drummer extraordinaire Rudie Bam Bam has been based in Wellington since 2013. In between spinning his impressive collection of vintage vinyl as a DJ around town and hosting his legendary High Explosion sound system parties, he has been rehearsing with his recently reformed live band, Bam Bam and the Rocksteady All Stars.

The Vogelmorn Festival will be the first performance for this group with their new lineup, now featuring Newtown Rocksteady guitarist Tim Key and bassist-about-town Henry Smithers (Ras Judah & Culture Embassy, Ghost Who Walks, Sam Manzanza’s Afrobeat Band, etc…) along with long-time Rocksteady All Stars Quinn Williams, Rudie himself on drums of course, and a stonking horn-section to boot. They’ll be jamming out a fine selection of jazzy instrumental reggae, ska, and rocksteady numbers for your listening and grooving pleasure