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The Jolly Boys regret to inform our fans in Holland that our show scheduled for tonight at Melkweg, Amsterdam has been canceled due to adverse weather conditions. The Jolly Boys are stuck in London in the snow and while this is an anticlimactic end to our tour of Europe we will look forward to seeing our Dutch fans sometime in the near future. To all our fans in Europe The Jolly Boys would like to say thanks for all the great support, and in the words of Albert Minott “We love you over there!”
The Jolly Boys have been snowed in on this tour before. On the way to a show in Munich, Germany they found themselves stuck at London Heathrow Airport in The UK. While getting used to idea of sleeping in the airport The Jolly Boys decided to give those around them an impromptu performance. Posted below, for your viewing pleasure is footage of that performance:
Last night The Jolly Boys, in high spirits and fine style spread the melodious mento rhythms of Jamaica to all the fans who came out to see them Live at HMV Institute in Birmingham, UK.
It was an all around perfect night, which made The Jolly Boys’ performance of their cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” even more appropriate. Don’t worry if you may have missed it, we have it right here, right now for your viewing pleasure:
With their tour of Europe drawing to a close, The Jolly Boys are now back in one of their favourite spots to tour, The United Kingdom! In fact it was just a few months ago, while on tour in The UK in the Summer, that lead singer of The Jolly Boys Albert Minott (in good humour and high spirits) stopped by Buckingham Palace for a visit with The Queen:
Last night The Jolly Boys celebrated their return to The UK with an electrifying performance at Night & Day Cafe, watch, as The Jolly Boys give Manchester a serving of their modern mento rendition Johnny Cash’s classic “Ring of Fire”:
After bidding the Emerald Isle farewell over the weekend the mento maestros The Jolly Boys, amidst autograph signings and a radio interview, made their Scotland debut with an impressive performance at Oran Mor in Glascow.
While on stage at Oran Mor The Jolly Boys gave their Scottish fans a serving of classic and contemporary Rock & Roll covers done in their uniquely modernized mento style. Of the hits performed was the classic “You can’t always get what you want” a particular crowd favourite originally done by The Rolling Stones. Here’s a taste of that performance:
On Saturday December 11, 2010 after shaking things up with a crowd-pleasing performance at The Pavilion Bar and Nightclub in Cork, The Jolly Boys showed the Irish fans at The Button Factory in Dublin just how hard they can party.
It was their first time being back in Dublin since their hit show at this summer’s Electric Picnic Festival and The Jolly Boys couldn’t wait to get back out there and show the fans in Dublin that they could be even more “jolly” in the winter. Among their repertoire of classic and contemporary Rock & Roll covers is Steely Dan’s “Do it again”, watch The Jolly Boys jazz it up modern mento style Live at The Button Factory:
Last night The Jolly Boys brought their fire to the Pavilion Bar & Nightclub in Cork, Ireland. It was their first show in Ireland since taking the stage at Electric Picnic in Dublin this summer and they made certain to live up to their reputation.
Among their repertoire of classic and contemporary Rock & Roll covers The Jolly Boys performed a crowd favourite; Iggy Pop’s “Nightclubbing”. Here’s a bit of what it was like from the crowd perspective:
The reining Kings of Mento are currently en route to the Pavilion Bar & Nightclub in Cork, Ireland for their first show in the Emerald Isle since taking the stage at Electric Picnic in Laois this summer. Held on the grounds of Stradbally Estate the Electric Picnic arts and music festival saw, in addition to The Jolly Boys, other eclectic acts like Chew Lips, Janelle Monae and Modest Mouse (to name a few) gracing the stage. The folks at The Irish Times had this to say about The Jolly Boys’ performance that day: “The Jolly Boys showed that seventysomething Jamaicans are well capable of getting on the good foot”.
As usual, you can expect the same kind of energy from The Jolly Boys featuring the former fire-breathing, hand walking lead singer Albert Minott. As a preview, take a look at some more photographs of The Jolly Boys on stage at Electric Picnic in Ireland this summer:
The Masters of Mento,The Jolly Boys continue to heat things up in Europe. Following an exuberant performance at La Maroquinerie in Paris, France on Monday The Jolly Boys traveled through snow and ice (even experiencing a minor accident on the Autobahn along the way) to make it back to Germany where they’re currently gearing up for their final German performance of this tour tonight at Knust in Hamburg.
The Jolly Boys were also in Hamburg during their tour of Europe this summer. Now, as they prepare to take the stage in Hamburg once more, we look back at what that visit was like:
The Jolly Boys felt the love in the city of romance yesterday as the crowd swayed to their cool mento rhythms as they headlined their Paris premiere at La Maroquinerie . The septuagenarian ‘Boys’ lived up to their name and showed they could still give an impressive performance.
In case you missed it all you can see photos of The Jolly Boys at La Maroquinerie here! As a bonus, here’s a bit of what it was like to hear The Jolly Boys cover The Stranglers’ “Golden Brown” live at La Maroquinerie in Paris:
The Jolly Boys are in France to headline their Paris premiere tonight at La Maroquinerie. Prior to the French launch of their album “Great Expectation” last month The Jolly Boys visited the city of romance and were kept busy doing numerous appearances, promotions, interviews and even recording a couple of television specials along the way. Here’s a clip of The Jolly Boys doing an acoustic session for Rosebuzz Magazine: