The Jolly Boys to cover Lou Reed's "A Perfect Day" + tour dates

The Jolly Boys are undoubtedly the most recognisable mento band in the world. Being given their name by the legendary Errol Flynn the band are steeped in history, defining the genre of mento before Jamaica was known for its ska or reggae.

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Even though The Jolly Boys have been around since the early 1940s, they released their latest offering only this summer - an album packed with stunning interpretations of contemporary songs given a mento makeover.

The album was received to critical success, with the first release being a version of Amy Winehouse's "Rehab".

Their next single from this album will be the Lou Reed classic "A Perfect Day", and it will be released on December 20, 2010.

After hitting the festivals this summer, including appearances mainstage at Bestival and at the Electric Picnic, the Jolly Boys return to UK shores this December to embark on a nation wide headline tour, concluding with a supporting slot with ska veterans Madness at London's Earls Court.

Album 'Great Expectation' is out now on Wall Of Sound.

Tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change. Go to the Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.)

December 2010

10-Dec-10 Cork Pavillion Bar & Club
11-Dec-10 Dublin Button Factory
13-Dec-10 Glasgow Oran Mor
14-Dec-10 Manchester Night & Day Café
16-Dec-10 Birmingham HMV Institute
17-Dec-10 London Earls Court with MADNESS

"Compelling… a band with a lot of charm" - MAIL ON SUNDAY

"The Jolly Boys are enjoying a remarkable 'Buena Vista Social Club' revival" - OBSERVER

"Utterly engaging" - THE TELEGRAPH

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