Joe Ferry/Big Ska

Cover Band from Milford, PA - Will travel up to 70 miles
2 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2016
BOOKED 23 days ago

$200 - $2500 per event
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Joe Ferry/Big Ska is fully insured and completely self-contained.

Dr. Joe Ferry is a Grammy Award Winning record producer, bandleader, author, bassist and educator.

Over the course of his 40-year career, he has produced records and played bass for numerous artists, including The Skatalites, Dr. John, Toots & The Maytals, Rhonda Vincent, Eileen Ivers, Nicolette Larson, John Hammond, Sue Foley, Double Trouble, The Roches, The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, SKAndalous All-Stars, Uzimon, Joey Ray, Huey Lewis and the News and Delbert McClinton. He is a 5-Time Grammy Nominee, Winner of the Chancellor's Award For Teaching Excellence @ State University of New York, and Best Fiction Award at the San Francisco Book Festival and several awards for Music Distribution, Composition and production.

Joe Ferry has led his party cover group, Joe Ferry & Friends for 25 years and has won critical acclaim throughout North America. The core group - consisting of bassist/vocalist (Joe Ferry), guitarist/vocalist, keyboards/vocalist, saxophonist, and drummer - can be augmented by full horn section and additional vocalists at client's request.

Dr. Joe Ferry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Long Island University, a Master of Fine Arts degree from SUNY Purchase, and a Ph.D. From Kennedy Western University. He is Professor Emeritus Purchase College, State University of New York.

As an university educator, Dr. Joe Ferry's former students include Regina Spektor, Mitski, Langhorne Slim, Dan Deacon, J-Zone, Elite, Richie Castellano (of Blue Öyster Cult), Jenny Owen Youngs, Hanan Rubinstein (of Alysia Keys), Cyrille-Aimee, Dan Romer and many more.

Joe Ferry has made a name for himself in the world of Reggae and he has released several albums on the Shantytown Records, Jump Up Records and Shanachie Records, the most recent of which is entitled Big Ska Band. Joe's website, , is the umbrella company for his bands, his music publishing company, his visual arts company, his production company/record label and his book publishing company.

In addition to "Big Ska Band", CDs recently produced by Joe Ferry include "The Crux & The Bluestocking" by Emily Hope Price, the vinyl LP entitled "Connected: Mob Stories & Reggae Riddims". Joe Ferry also played bass on "Fall In Line" and "Double EP" by Matt Simons.

Dr. Joe Ferry ahas written three novels to date, available at Amazon.com:
"Connected: Mob Stories From My Past"
"Connected: Songs My Father Sang"
"Highlife: High Flyers, Nose Divers, True Survivors"
"The Gangster Diaries"

Joe Ferry Solo Reggae CDs
"Skallelujah" (N-Soul/Electica Records)
"Big Ska" (Shantytown Records)
"Bootleg" (Larchmont Recordings)
"55:22" (Shantytown Records)
"Big Up" (Shantytown Records)
"Revival" (Shanachie Records/Jump Up Records)
"Carry On/Jamaica Farewell" 7' Vinyl Single (Jump Up Records)
"Big Ska Band" 12" vinyl & CD (Jump Up Records)

Song list for parties, weddings and all social occasions includes hit songs made famous by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, The Doobie Bothers, Bruno Mars, Donny Hathaway, Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles, The Beatles, Gloria Gaynor, KC & The Sunshine Band, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Peter Frampton, UB40, Bob Marley, James Brown, Soul Train, MKTO, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Old Crow Medicine Show, and hundreds more.
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2019
Sep
28
Fundraiser
Goshen, NY
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Oct
15
Private Party
Honesdale, PA
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
13 Women
Joe Ferry/Big Ska
Suzy Q
CCR
Careless Whisper
George Michael
Thank You
Sly & Family Stone
Shout
Isley Brothers
This Train
Mumford & Sons
It's All Over Now
Rolling Stones
Rock This Town
Stray Cats
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
You Can't Touch This
MC Hammer
Super Freak
Rick James
Carry On
Joe Ferry/Big Ska
Iko Iko
Dr. John
Minnie The Moocher
Cab Calloway
You Ain't Going Nowhere
Bob Dylan
Wagon Wheel
Old Crow
Call Me The Breeze
JJ Cale
Mama Don't Allow
JJ Cale
Bad Moon Rising
CCR
Sweet Home Alabama
Skynyrd
Hello Darlin
George Jones
Tennessee Whiskey
Chris Stapleton
Unchained Melody
Righteous Brothers
One Way Out
Allman Brothers
Got My Mojo Working
Muddy Waters
Ruby Baby
Dion
The Wanderer
Dion
The Richest One
Toni Price
Harvest Moon
Neil Young
California Stars
Wilco
True Love Will Find You
Wilco
Carmelita
Warren Zevon
Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash
Moondance
Van Morrison
Sex Machine
James Brown
Stir It Up
Bob Marley
Everything Gon Be Alright
Bob Marley
People Get Ready
Curtis Mayfield
Rock Around The Clock
Bill Haley & The Comets
Ob La Di Ob La Da
Beatles
Blue Eyes
UB40
What I Say
Ray Charles
Move It On Over
Hank Williams
Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis
Hound Dog
Elvis
I Shall Be Released
Bob Dylan
That's My Number
Toots & The Maytals
Love Light
Grateful Dead
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Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Joe Ferry/Big Ska will also travel to Montague, Millrift, Dingmans Ferry, Matamoras, Shohola, Layton, Port Jervis, Pond Eddy, Sparrow Bush, Branchville, Glen Spey, Tamiment, Barryville, Greeley, Huguenot, Westtown, Godeffroy, Sussex, Unionville, Wallpack Center, Augusta, Bushkill, Highland Lake, Cuddebackville, Lackawaxen, Rowland, Tafton, Unity House, Yulan, Eldred.
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