Born in 1988 and still powering Perth’s Ska movement, Special Brew puts on a show that gets crowds dancing and wanting to come back for more. Pumping out authentic sounds of Jamaican ska, rocksteady, 2-tone and Northern soul; we’re as good to watch as listen to, even if you haven’t heard ska before.
Fronted by Deenie Devine, Special Brew fills up the stage with a 9-piece powerhouse of horns and tight rhythm sections. From artists like Prince Buster, Madness, Bad Manners and Amy Winehouse. From old school Jamaican ska like “Simmer Down”, “Tide is High” “A Message to Rudi”, two tone standards plus great rocksteady and northern soul hits.
No matter if it’s a 3 set pub gig, corporate show or special occasion, Special Brew will get your event jumping!
Special Brew have played hundreds of shows at many famous Perth venues including The Rosemount, Newport, Fly by Night, Mojos, The Astor, The Ellington, Indi Bar and
many, many more venues sadly gone, with residencies at iconic Perth venues including Devilles Pad (now Badlands), Elephant & Wheelbarrow and Clancy’s Fremantle. The
Band has frequently toured to festivals and venues in the South West and to Melbourne, playing the famous St Kilda Esplanade (Espy) among other venues around the city.
Festivals and public events the Band has headlined at include the Joondalup Festival, Perth NY Eve James Street Main Stage, Subi Sunset Festival, Perth Fringe Festival events, Bakery and many others over the years. Special Brew have also released 4 original albums and appeared on two international Ska compilations, which have had success in Europe.
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