Last Saturday night, Pressure Cooker opened for legendary singer-guitarist Dave Wakeling and his 2007 English Beat outfit, as their US tour made a stop in New Hampshire at the lovely Lebanon Opera House theatre. The local crowd was there early and ready to dance in the aisles and Pressure Cooker rocked the house with a strong one hour “power” set. Sitting in with Pressure Cooker were fellow Boston musicians David Roy on drums (Allstonians) and Kurt Wahlstrom on bass (Rikki Rocksteady, Allstonians). The English Beat did not disappoint , playing a packed 90 minute set of the hits that make them one of the strongest and enduring ska/pop bands of all time. A great way to start the summer and we look forward to returning to Lebanon New Hampshire in the future! Plus a big thank you to Buzz & the staff for the great hospitality.
We are bringing the best original old-school reggae & rock-steady music to top destinations in New England in Spring and Summer 2007. Next Saturday, we are pleased to support 2-Tone legends The English Beat in Lebanon, NH. Cape Cod and the Islands will get the full Pressure Cooker experience in Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Wellfleet. We have two great upcoming shows in greater Boston including a double-bill with NY Ska Jazz Ensemble. Also on the horizon is new Pressure Cooker music as the chefs are busy in the kitchen cooking up new music for album #6. This will be a great summer with Pressure Cooker, tell your friends, and don’t miss it!
This Thursday May 10th, 2007, Pressure Cooker presents a very special night of late 60′s & 70′s reggae, rocksteady and ska covers for a new series at Johnny D’s called Flashback Thursdays. We will perform classic selections from legends of the music, including Bob Marley & The Wailers, Toots & the Maytals, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, The Ethiopians, The Skatalites, John Holt, Lee Perry, Studio One/Coxsone Dodd, Jacob Miller, Desmond Dekker, The Gladiators, Prince Buster, Alton Ellis and many others. Don’t miss it
Pressure Cooker was proud to perform at a special fundraiser for the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program. The dinner, held Monday night April 30th at the Boston Harbor Hotel, helped raise money for the program’s future facility in Boston’s South End. Pressure Cooker was honored to play for the program’s leadership & staff, as well as notable community dignitaries including hosts Suzy and Jack Welch (former General Electric CEO), former Red Sox pitcher Dennis Eckersley, Boston Mayor Tom Menino, New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, comedian Lenny Clarke, and many others. Special thanks to our own Michael O’Connor who has worked in this great organization for many years.