Boss Sound Manifesto, “In It For The Good Times” EP. Ska / reggae from Belfast city.
EP recorded at Attic Studios.
Also available on 7″ inch vinyl.
Released 20 December 2014.


BOSS SOUND MANIFESTO is the result of many years of trying to put together an original sounding reggae/ska band in Belfast. Belfast is not renowned for having much in the way of a Jamaican community and thus finding personnel for the band was a long and arduous task, it took 2 years in total to find said personnel but once together the band ‘clicked’ and not only do they work well together they really, really enjoy the fun in the music.

The band believe that reggae and ska music are truly an international genre and have therefore tried to put their own Belfast stamp on the music, singing with a Jamaican accent never seemed right to the band, nor as non-Rastafari did the band ever feel the need to emulate something that was not of themselves. As early reggae and ska was non religious, the rhythm and infectious feel of the music was an immediate attraction for them all.

The band takes much of their influences from the boss sounds of early reggae, ska and of course the ska revival in the form of two-tone, soul and Northern Soul.

The band have been gathering pace in recent years and gaining a reputation as a must see live band. Festival promoters at home have been keen to take advantage of the bands’ live energy and drive which has seen them support the ‘Father of Reggae’ Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, The Selecter and Bad Manners.

Boss Sound Manifesto

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