Ben Bridges - Imperial Leisure, The King Blues

Über Ben Bridges

Managing to be both intense and dance-able and insanely catchy, it carries the Imperial Leisure guarantee of crowd and band alike having the time of their lives.

From their humble beginnings as a college party band born out of school friendships, Alt-Ska band Imperial Leisure go from strength to strength, forever evolving their style but sticking true to their reputation for delivering fun and high energy live performances. It's just a whisker under 10 years since their first tour supporting hiphop all-stars Ugly Duckling: they rocked it then and they've kept on rocking it all the while since, supporting many bigger bands such as Roots Manuva, Less Than Jake and Young Blood Brass Band. With numerous festival appearances under their belt, the band have been wowing crowds all over the UK from the super-sized Glastonbury and Bestival to the more modest scaled affairs such as the family friendly Blissfields and the jewel of alternativeness that is 2000 Trees Festival.

I love the versatility of my HT club 40, I can get the crisp clean trebles using the voicing switch that cut through for my skanks and then switch to the ISF equipped valve distortion dialed in to the more UK sounding classic dirty ska punk vibes