The Official Trojan Records Club Night

The Tighten Up Crew will be all present and correct at the Official Trojan Record Club Night on Saturday 8 May at the Social, Great Portland Street, W1W 7JD on Saturday 8 April.

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Tribute To Prince Buster

As part of the London International Ska Festival this year the Tighten Up Crew are appearing at a special Tribute To Prince Buster club night at Dead Dolls House on Upper Street in Islington North London. Three floors of music from 7pm to 4am.

Once again this year there are a series of great events at the London International Ska Festival. Check their Facebook page for more info.

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Jamdown Jukebox – Saturday 17th December

The Tighten Up Crew rewind and come again on 17 December at Old Street Records in Shoreditch, East London, for part two of Jamdown Jukebox in association with Greensleeves Records

Upstairs The London Ska Orchestra will be serving up sizzling live Ska sounds with a modern twist.

Meanwhile in the basement we get all Trash & Ready! with the Tighten Up Crew featuring MC Champain alongside our special guest the legendary MC Ricky Ranking for the toughest selection of Old School Dancehall.

We go from 9pm to 2am – it’s free to get in before 10pm and £5.00 after.
Old Street Records is at 350-354 Old St, London EC1V 9NQ

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The Tighten Up Crew V’s Open The Gate Sound

silverbulletdec2016On Friday 2nd December the Tighten Up Crew go head to head with Open The Gate Sound at the special Silver Bullet event at T Chances in Tottenham, North London. We haven’t decided if we’re going to go easy on them or not – it may get sticky – come down and find out for yourself!

The Silver Bullet: Uniting The Tribes event brings together many of the artists and deejays who were central to the Silver Bullet club that closed down earlier this year. The venue may be gone but the spirit lives on…

ROOM 1
THE GOLDMASTER ALLSTARS
PHIBES
RAGS RUDI
CHUBBY LATOUCHE & HIS BAND OF WHORES
EAT THE EVIDENCE
DJ ORANGE

ROOM 2
TIGHTEN UP CREW VS OPEN THE GATE SOUND
Plus
SELECTA MAD MAX
HOLLY FLO LIGHTLY & friends MC TYSKIE & PT REDEYEZ
FULLMARX
THE VOLTIKS
CARA
MARC FROM THE PARK

7PM-3AM
FREE b4 9pm, £6 before 10pm, £8 after

T CHANCES
399 High Rd
Seven Sisters (24 hr tube)
London
N17 6QN

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Jamdown Jukebox

The Tighten Up Crew rewind and come again as we join musical forces with the legendary Greensleeves Records for the launch of Jamdown Jukebox – a brand new monthly party session at Old St Records – Shoreditch!

Upstairs The London Ska Orchestra will be serving up sizzling live Ska sounds with a modern twist followed by sounds from the TUC alongside the legendary Texas Ranger on the mic.

Meanwhile we get all Trash & Ready! in the basement with the Tighten Up Crew with MC Champain alongside our special guest Charlie Dark (Run Dem Crew) who will be digging deep in his old-school dancehall box for your one-foot-skanking pleasure!

All this plus it’s free to get in – what more could you ask for!

Old Street Records is at 350-354 Old St, London EC1V 9NQ

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Save The Silver Bullet!

roundimageTighten Up has been based at the Silver Bullet in Finsbury Park for more than five years, the longest run we’ve had in one venue. We’ve had too many good times to count at the SB and were looking forward to many more. Unfortunately news has just broken that the venue has been sold to the Goodman Restaurant Group who intend to open another of their Burger & Lobster restaurants on the site.

Though it seems the deal may well have already been done, the staff who are keen to buy the lease themselves and continue to run as a music venue and non-profit social centre, are hoping to persuade those involved to reconsider. It’s depressing enough that yet another independent music venue should be lost to be replaced by a corporate chain restaurant but the Silver Bullet has always supported reggae events and for the Tighten Up Crew this time it’s personal!

Please support the Silver Bullet and help to preserve Tighten Up nights in the venue too. Sign the petition here and if you have a few quid to spare please make a donation to their Crowdfunder page.

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Tighten Up – Saturday 4th June

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Expect good vibes, rewinds galore and the wickedest sounds as Tighten Up welcomes the finest selectors from two of the UK’s truly legendary foundation sound systems to the Silver Bullet control tower!

Representing the mighty Sir Jessus Sound will be dubplate master and revival cup champion – Ras Digby!

Representing the awesome Java Nuclear Sound will be selector extraordinaire – Jumbo alongside microphone wonder – Talking Colonel!

Throw in the wit, charm, good looks and all-round killer selection of hosts Tim P, Mistah Brown & Daddy Champian pon di mic – and we reckon we’ve got another winner on our hands!!! REACH!!!

TIGHTEN UP is presented in association with our sponsor TUFF SCOUT/Out On The Floor Records – purveyors of the finest vinyl – situated at 10 Inverness Street, NW1 7HJ London Borough of Camden Tel: 020 7485 9958

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Tighten Up – 7 May

TIGHTEN UP presents:
A TRIBUTE TO REGAL RECORDS
FEATURING EDDIE REGAL AND TREVOR SAX
SATURDAY 7TH MAY
@ The Silver Bullet
5 Station Place
London N4 2DH
Tel: 020 7619 3639

Doors: 10.30pm – 3.30am
Gate Pressure: £4

Music Policy: The Hottest Ska, Coolest Rocksteady, Ruffest Reggae, Tuffest Roots and most Vital Dub on offer in The Big Smoke… GUARANTEED!

In the early 70’s a shop called Lasco’s Music Den opened on Lower Clapton Road in Hackney. By the end of the decade it had changed it’s name to Regal Records. For many years the shop was one of countless in London to sell Reggae vinyl to soundmen and collectors alike. Sadly the new century wasn’t kind to Regal Records and like so many others others it was eventually forced to close it’s doors for good.

Tighten Up invites you to a special tribute to Regal Records at the Silver Bullet on Saturday 7th May. Joining us on the decks will be two of the shops best know proprietors – Eddie Regal and Trevor Sax.

Both Eddie and Trevor have made their names by playing tunes as well as selling them so expect a 100% guaranteed rewind session with both selectors drawing pure choon to get your heart pumping and your feet moving. People will talk about this session for years to come… REACH!!!

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TIGHTEN UP is presented in association with our sponsor TUFF SCOUT/Out On The Floor Records – purveyors of fine vinyl situated at 10 Inverness Street, NW1 7HJ London Borough of Camden Tel: 020 7485 9958

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Tighten Up – 2nd April

TIGHTEN UP presents:
FIST-TO-FIST DAYS DONE!
TIGHTEN UP MEETS STEREO CITY
SATURDAY 2nd APRIL
@ The Silver Bullet
5 Station Place
London N4 2DH
Tel: 020 7619 3639

Doors: 10.30pm – 3.30am
Gate Pressure: £4

Music Policy: The Hottest Ska, Coolest Rocksteady, Ruffest Reggae, Tuffest Roots and most Vital Dub on offer in The Big Smoke… GUARANTEED!

Because YOU demanded it! This month TIGHTEN UP presents a thing called: FIST-TO-FIST-DAYS-DONE! TIGHTEN UP CREW in session with STEREO CITY SOUND CREW!

Yes! Mans like MARK PROFESSOR, SAGA BWOY RYAN, DADDY T & HEADTOP will be going toe-to-toe, tune-for-tune and lyric-for-lyric with your hosts TIM DANCECRASHER, MISTAH BROWN and DADDY CHAMPIAN all in a spirit of musical unity!

We’re not calling it a ‘Clash’ but its fair to say all protagonists will be bringing their ‘A’ Game!

Good vibes, rewinds galore and the WICKEDEST selection are absolutely, positively GUARANTEED!

REACH!!!

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TIGHTEN UP is presented in association with our sponsor TUFF SCOUT/Out On The Floor Records – purveyors of fine vinyl situated at 10 Inverness Street, NW1 7HJ London Borough of Camden Tel: 020 7485 9958

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Cheap tickets for the Ska Festival

Only 15 days to go til The London International Ska Festival 2016! https://www.facebook.com/events/374567212743196/

The festival have kindly given us 20 discounted 1/2 price tickets for our day at the festival alongside Bob Andy. All you have to do to get one is enter ‘ pamaintl ‘ in the discount code box before checkout at the link below. Tickets for all the shows including U Roy, David Rodigan, The Beat, Bad Manners, Stranger Cole, and Bob Andy are available at Buytickets

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