Genre: Dub, Roots
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Newtown Rocksteady is a twelve-piece big band that simply makes you want to move. Cool covers, righteous melodies and hot original songs, the band members combine their talents to recreate the rocksteady reggae sound.
Sounds and styles are inspired by the late '60s crazes of rocksteady and ska dancehalls in Jamaica and England. The result is an inspired sound, with an infectious combination of mellow rhythms and upbeat dance tunes to get the whole family grooving. Many of the band members are from other successful local groups, like Hikoikoi, IRoots, Roy G and the Bivonators, Safari, Zirigidum, Roseneath Ragtime Band, Mara and The Bushkas, and The Resole Project.