The second profile of a Band that will be playing at the 2018 Bradford Ska & Vintage Reggae Festival are Natural Rhythm.
Natural Rhythm are a 5 piece Bradford based band that specialise in Traditional Jamaican Ska, Bluebeat and Reggae.
The Band were formed in 1985 by Anthony “Bootsy” Boyce (a.k.a. The Ska General). Bootsy writes all the Bands original materiel but they also feature covers of top traditional Ska, Bluebeat and Rocksteady classics.
They were a big part of the 3rd wave Ska Revival of the 80’s and early 90’s, playing in all parts of the UK and Europe, playing alongside such greats as Owen Grey, Desmond Dekker, Lauren Aitkin and many other big names.
Natural Rhythm were signed to the Skank Record Label and released their debut album “Bluebeat & Ska as well as numerous Ska Compilation Albums.
Family reasons forced Bootsy to leave the Band, but he reformed the Band in 2009 and since then have gone from strength to strength and gigging across the UK again at major festivals, scooter rallies and top events.
Natural Rhythm have stayed true to the Traditional Ska sound have amassed a large following called the “TRADS”. As well as being a Braford Festival favourite, they are currently touring the UK on the “2018 – Year of the Trad Tour”. Make sure you catch them at this years Festival.