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Saturday, March 19 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Lynval Golding and Contra Coup

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Lynval Golding (born 24 July 1951, Saint Catherine, Jamaica) is best known as a rhythm guitarist and vocalist with the British 2 Tone Records band, The Specials. He went on to co-found Fun Boy Three with Terry Hall and Neville Staples. Recently he was touring with the English Beat, a reunion version of another second wave ska band, and played with a newer band, Stiff Upper Lips, in the Seatlle, Washington area. In 2007, he appeared at the Glastonbury Festival, on the Pyramid Stage, with Lily Allen. He also appeared on the Park Stage with Terry Hall, Damon Albarn and Shlomo. Later that year he appeared with Pama International, at the Dunstaffnage music festival near Oban, Scotland, as well as many other European dates. IN 2009, The Specials reunited and have since been playing to huge sold out venues. In May of 2010, Lynval played a string of shows with Billy Geoghegan and Mark Wilson, of the band Contra Coup. It worked well and plans were made to work on Lynval's new record together, along with Lynval's long time friend, Andy Sodt. A Lynval Golding European tour is being planned for summer 2011. Contra Coup - The Foundation of this eight-piece group is heavy drum and bass rhythms topped with sweet melodies and harmonies, all fusing with the same bold originality that defined the 1977 punk scene. Contra Coup formed as a band in November 2006 after several members of a temporary backing band, The Lonestar Rockers, completed a tour of the Southern United States with reggae legend Clinton Fearon (Studio One, The Gladiators, Black Ark Studio). Inspired by Fearon's authentic and original style, these musicians - former members of The Stingers ATX, Five Ton Chicken, Burning Spear's Burning Band, DJ Kane of the Kumbia Kings and many others- gathered in a recording studio three months later to record On Time, their first full-length album, which was produced by Fearon, and included four dub versions mixed by Victor Rice, who has produced records for such acts as The SLackers, The Toasters, Rocker-T and many more. While being a very cohesive unit in the studio, Contra Coup has evolved into a very dynamic live act as well. Contra Coup is featured on the "Love I Can Feel - A Groove For The Cure" benefit record along with such artists as Doreen Shaffer, Clinton Fearon, General Smiley and many more. Contra Coup played the backing tracks for the record as well as performed the title track. A second European tour proved successful, in May 2009, taking the band to more than a dozen more cities than the previous tour of Europe in 2006-2007. IN early 2010, the band released their sophomore record, a double L.P. titled "Run For The Moon". This record featured many guest artists that the band has worked with from all over the world. After a fairly quiet release of the record, dur to health issues experienced by one of the band, they immediately started work on the next one, due to be released in July 2011. Though there were limited live performances in 2010, Contra Coup has teamed up with Lynval Golding (The Specials, Fun Boy Three) to work on two new records and to perform together in Spring/Summer of 2011. A summer European tour is being planned to promote the new records by both Lynval Golding and Contra Coup.

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Lynval Golding and Contra Coup

Lynval Golding (Coventry, U.K / Seattle, WA) Contra Coup (Austin, TX / Seattle, WA)http://mossburgmusic.com

Saturday March 19, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Flamingo Cantina

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