The soundtrack of skating

Jeramiah Ferrari
Jeramiah Ferrari

ONE of the Wigan music scene’s brightest up-and-coming bands will be providing the soundtrack for people wishing to get their skates on this Bank Holiday weekend.

Jeramiah Ferrari, whose mix of sharp indie guitar riffs and laid-back reggae grooves and vocals has seen them attract thousands of hits on YouTube and play at the MEN Arena in Manchester alongside some of pop’s biggest names, will be providing live sets for Wigan Roller Rink’s Urban Skate Night on Sunday.

The four-piece, comprised of singer and guitarist Ryan Barton, guitarist Josh Aitchinson, bassist Hanson Pollitt and drummer Stuart Welch, will take to the stage at around 8.45pm to provide the soundtrack for the graceful moves of Wigan’s finest roller skaters with tracks from their new Dubby Rock EP.

The band have been asked to play as part of the celebrations for the third anniversary of the roller rink re-opening, which also includes music sets by three London DJs.

Jeramiah Ferrari will play on a stage built at the side of the rink, giving fans the chance to either simply watch their performance or try out their dance moves on wheels to the band’s Caribbean vibes.

The gig is part of a hectic autumn schedule of UK live dates supporting the Dubby Rock EP, which will see the band going on the road and playing for fans everywhere from Scotland to Wolverhampton.

Wigan Roller Rink skating coach Tracey Aldred said: “I’ve been talking to some of the regular skaters and this is an event everyone’s really looking forward to, it’s something a bit different.

“Most of the events we do are ‘80s themed but this is much more aimed at a younger audience as well and something quite exciting for us.

“Late night skating is always well attended and attracts a mix of ages.”

The Urban Skate Night with Jeramiah Ferrari and top London DJs will be held on Bank Holiday Sunday, August 26, at Wigan Roller Rink on Swan Meadow Road from 7pm until 1am.

Tickets are £5 to skate, with an extra charge of £2 to hire skates, and £3 for spectator admission.

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