Let’s get together and feel alright!

The Uplifters got together in the studio to continue work on their track for the Specialized Project in support of Teenage Cancer Trust, and National Foundation for Youth Music.

This year’s project is also dedicated to memory of ‘Prince Rimshot’ John Bradbury.

Full details about the Specialized Project here:

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Big thanks to Mike & Liam at HQ Studio. Here’s some photos from our session.

HQ EntranceGuitar CaseDeskMark CW 2AdeSJMarkMikeyKeys NotesLiam & MikeMark CWSJ & AdeMark AdeAde 2

Mossley Music & Arts Festival Announcement

A message from the Organisers:

Hi everyone

It is with sadness that we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Mossley Music and Arts Festival, originally set to take place at Mossley AFC, Seel Park, on 28 and 29 May 2016.

Despite an exciting, enviable line-up of performers, and much goodwill and support from local residents and businesses; unfortunately poor ticket sales has made the staging of the festival untenable.

However, we’re not giving up. We love Mossley and we’re proud of our home town. We want to showcase the talent it has to offer and we also want people from outside Mossley to see what a great, friendly community we have.

The festival will return in 2017 with a similarly ambitious roster of artists and a series of smaller pop-up events towards the end of 2016. We look forward to telling you all about it, once dates are confirmed.

We would like to thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm, and especially to those who bought tickets.

Full refunds will processed straight away through the festival’s ticketing partner; Skiddle.

If you have any questions, please email team@mossleyfestival.com or send us a message here.

Band of the Week with DJ Jonathan Macky Mackintosh!

You can listen again to the number 1 Ska & Reggae show around. Jonathan Macky Mackintosh kindly featured us as Band of the Week on his People’s City Radio show. Three songs were played:
16:30 – Who Turned The Lights Out
42.35 – Blow The Doors Off
100.25 – Rosco
Hit the link, enjoy, and feel free to share and download.



Live@Guild Xmas Skank

It was good to be back in Stockport for the Live@Guild Xmas Skank. Always a good reception in SK and the crowd, as ever, didn’t disappoint. Nice to see some familiar faces too.

The year ends for us with some new songs becoming popular in the set, the dust being blown off some older favourites, and we’ve even had resident MC & hornsman Rob make his live debut on Harmonica!

Our thanks go to Ste Macca & all the team from Live@Guild, along with Sound Engineers Dan & Jon from Noisebox Productions.

Festive big-ups to one and all. Keepin’ it Ska into 2016!!








Fantastic gig last night supporting The UB40 Experience. Thanks to Greg and his team from Apex Sound, the headline band members for your favourable comments, and Steve Macca McDonald for organising the event.

(Photo 1 courtesy of Apex Sound, Photos 2 – 6 courtesy of Live@Guild)