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 BB Seaton & The Gaylads




The @Skamouth team are extremely excited and honoured to announce that the amazing and legendary GAYLADS will be exclusively gracing our headline stage, this April (20th – 24th).

These amazing giants of the early scene will be backed by the Paradimes (who will also back The Melodians, Dennis Alcapone and Winston Reedy) and replace Lee Thompson’s Ska Orchestra (see other posters and website for details), due to late notice ‘Madness’ commitments.

The Gaylads were formed in the early sixties. The founding member B.B. Seaton, is one of the premier song writers in the history of Jamaican music and in the early sixties, he teamed up with Delano Stewart and Maurice Roberts to form The Gaylads.

“Througout the sixties and into the early seventies, their role in shaping the sound of Jamaican music was considerable, releasing probably more hits than any other single vocal group, and when one considers the competition including such giants as The Wailers, The Maytals, The Paragons and The Heptones, one can truly appreciate the extent of the achievement” (Trojan Records Spokesman)

​Apart from an amazing live set, The Gaylads will share a special breakfast and meet and greets, with fans too​!

Many of the accommodation units have sold out, so please ring the office now (01493857231) and book your space for a small deposit, at the highly celebrated Skamouth Weekender – ‘where legends meet’ – for April 2017 (20th-24th). Includes a special limited numbers Thursday BBQ party too

Delano Stewart, Harris Seaton & Maurice Roberts started with Clement Dodd’s Studio One in 1964. They recorded songs like, “Brown Skin Gal”, “Gal & Boy”, “No Body’s Business”, “You’ll Never Leave Him”. They recorded their first hit single “Lady with the Red Dress” in 1967. A series of hits like “You Should Never Do That”, “No Good Girl”, “Chipmunk Ska”, Africa”, “Stop Making Love Beside Me” , “Give A Helping Hand”, “Your Eyes”,” Message To My Girl”, “Love Me With All Your Heart”, “Red Rose” , “Falling In Love”, “Who Will You Tell Your Lies”, “Slipping and Sliding”, “Peculiar Man”, “Don’t Say No” & “Put On Your Style” followed including two albums “Soul Beat” & “Gaylads Sings Folks”.

They went on to record from some iconic labels like Whirl Records, Beverly Records, Tip Top and others “Joy in the Morning”, and “She Want It” “Hard To Confess”, “I Need Your Loving”, Over The Rainbows End”, “ABC Rocksteady” , Beverly’s Records: There’s A Fire”, “Soul Sister”, “My Jamaican Girl”, “We Three Kings”, “Tell The Children The Truth” including the album “Fire & Rain”, Upsetters:- If You Don’t Mind (I’ll Wear My Slanders), Soul Beat Records: “Can’t Hide The Feeling”, “Falling In Love”, “Funny Feelings”, Whey She Do Now”.

The Gaylads became major hit makers in the late 60’s for Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One label. (Lady With The Red Dress, You Should Never Do That, No Good Girl), Leslie Kong’s Beverly’s Records (Soul Sister, There’s A Fire, My Jamaican Girl, We Three Kings), Sonia Pottinger’s Tip Top Records (Hard To Confess, ABC Rocksteady, I Need Your Loving) and other top Jamaican producers. After going their separate ways each has had considerable success: Delano Stewart had many hits for Pottinger such as (That’s Life, Stay A Little Bit Longer, Rocking Vibration), Maurice Roberts joined but the Thaxter Brothers, maintained the group name for some time before changing it to Psalms, best known as Bunny Wailers backing harmony group. BB Seaton for the past fifty years has composed, produced and performed successfully his original material both in Jamaica and in the UK.

The Gaylads have added two new members, Harold Davis from the Sensations group who replace the late Maurice Roberts, and Denis Spencer who has replaced Delano Stewart. To date, The Gaylads has six albums to their credit , “Soul Beat”, “The Gaylads Sings Folks”, “Gaylads After Studio One”, “Seal Of Approval ”, “Fire & Rain”, and “The Gaylads Ska Days”. the Gaylads achieved the IRWMA (International Reggae World Music Hall of Fame Award) in 2007 for their achievement in reggae music. In 2015 they received the Citation and Lifetime Award from the JARIA (Jamaica Reggae Industry Association.