Saturday, April 17, 2010
Who's Opening for The Specials in New York?: Felix Hall & Trevor Evans
One of the most common questions of late is 'Who is opening for The Specials?'. The answer is that if you’ve been lucky enough to secure tickets to see them live you’ll be treated to a killer opening DJ set courtesy of Felix Hall and Trevor Evans (see his star turn earlier this week subbing for Neville Staple on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show below). Evans DJ'd for The Specials on their original tours in 1979 and 1980.
Felix is the son of Terry Hall, and along with Evans has been winding up fans of the band in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Japan with their pre-gig mix of Dub, Punk and Ska sets. Now they are here to do the same in the U.S. Felix lives in London and he's been DJing strictly reggae for about 5 years with a concentration on roots music from the late 70s and early 80s.
Felix did a guest spot on East Village Radio on April 12th, and you can listen to and download his set. Click on the April 12th link to see the set the set list and give it a listen.