Newtown Rocksteady

  • $3000 - $5000
  • Styles: Reggae
  • Hometown: Wellington

Newtown Rocksteady is a dance band that simply makes you move. Cool covers, righteous melodies, and hot original songs, rocksteady is more than a band, its a moment in life when you just have to be there!

A group of Wellington musos are combining their creative talents to create and recreate the Rocksteady reggae sound. The eight-piece, Jamaican Rocksteady / Soul / Funk big band featuring members of Hikoikoi, IRoots, Roy G and the Bivonators, Safari, Zirigidum, and The Resole Project, play stonkin' grooves to get people moving their bodies.

Their sounds and styles are inspired by the late 60's crazes of rocksteady and ska dancehalls in Jamaica and England. And the result? An inspired sound, with an infectious combination of mellow rhythms and upbeat dance tunes to get the whole family grooving!


  • Abracababra - Steve Millar
  • Blacksmith - Original
  • Bam Bam - Sister Nancy
  • Don't Call Us Immigrants - Tabby Cat Kelly
  • Drugs and Poison - The Upsetters
  • Edge of the Ocean - Original
  • Fisherman - The Congos
  • Go Down Moses - Negro Spiritual
  • Jungle Lion - Lee Scratch Perry
  • Iron Claw - Lee Perry
  • La La Bam Bam - The Congos
  • Mr Fire Coleman - The Wailing Souls
  • Never Give Your Heart Away - Carlton and the Shoes
  • Night Doctor - The Upsetters
  • Owe Me No Pay Me - The Ethiopians
  • One Eyed Giant - Rico & The Torpedos
  • Quarantine - Original
  • Police Alert - Original
  • Police & Theives - Junior Murvin
  • Pressure Drop - Toots and the Maytals
  • Ricos Torpedo - Rico & The Torpedos
  • Ring The Alarm - Tenor Saw
  • Run One Mile - Count Ossie
  • Touch of Fire - The Upsetters
  • Take Your Time
  • Bob Marley at request

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