Jerry Dammers


Jerry Dammers is the founder, main songwriter and keyboard player of the legendary Coventry ska band The Specials, and the founder of the 2 Tone record label. In the late seventies and early eighties, The Specials/Special AKA had many “hits with a message”, including the haunting Ghost Town and the anti-Apartheid anthem Free Nelson Mandela .

Jerry started DJ ing at the Wag Club with Paul Weller at a benefit for the miners’ strike in 1984, and has carried on ever since, building up a reputation as a deejay, nowadays playing mainly club sets of reggae, ska and funk .