THE JOLLY BOYS (SUN)JAMAICA
Jamaican folk mento masters The Jolly Boys all set to bring the musical sunshine to Clockenflap's Sunday afternoon.
Formed in 1945 as The Navy Island Swamp Boys, and getting their break playing at Errol Flynn’s legendary house parties in the 1950s, The Jolly Boys’ long history is as colourful as the joyous mento music they brought to mainstream prominence. H aving taken a backseat to the meteoric rise of ska and reggae, mento is the Jamaican folk music that gave birth to both, and it’s a sound that experienced a resurgence in 2010 when The Jolly Boys album Great Expectation applied their natural charismatic energy and distinctive rhythms to contemporary classics such as Amy Winehouse’s Rehab. Whether as highly skilled musicians in their own right or as a catalyst for countless legendary artists, The Jolly Boys are a musical force to be reckoned with.