Jimmy Cliff Secret Show & Coachella Dates

Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff hooked up with Tim Armstrong last year who put together a backing band of the best musicians he could to create a collection of tunes that would showcase Cliff’s distinctive vocals and gangster personality with Tim’s punk esthetic. It looks perfect on so many levels as we mentioned before.

Back in the beginning of December they staged a secret show and LA Record was there to give a report. Check out the pictures and full report by clicking this link.

The bigger news though is that Jimmy Cliff, Tim Armstrong and The Engine Room (featuring J Bonner on Bass, Dan Boar on Organ, Tim on Guitar and Scott Abels on Drums!!) are playing the 2 weekend Coachella Festival in April. Pretty much already sold out so if you didn’t get your tickets you’ll have to find some other way to make it out there.

Oh yeah not only are they playing but on the same day MADNESS are there as well. Guess I might have to find someway to head into the desert for this one. The last time I went it was to see Linton Kwesi Johnson and Gogol Bordello. This trumps that by far.

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.