A welcome return
TYBER Cranstoun says performing at PennFest will be one of the highlights of his year.
Tyber said: “I am totally looking forward to the festival. The organiser is an absolute gentleman and the festival has a great feel to it. It is less about money-making and more about the music and people wanting to have fun.”
Reggae and ska band The Dualers hail from Croydon and released their first album in November. They’re old favourites at PennFest, having brought the house down last year.
“It was a glorious day last year, everyone was in a good mood and the crowd was very much up for it,” said frontman Tyber.
“To have people singing along and dancing to the music was fantastic.
“I loved the location, the area is really, really nice.”
He added: “Reggae is very simple music, it strikes a chord with people, it isn’t complicated.
“I don’t think that you can compare our music to anyone else’s.
“We are very engaging, approachable and uplifting.
“It is reggae with a cool edge to it, people think it is always other music that is cool.”
He described the band’s varied fan base to a post office queue, anyone, from goths to skateboarders to grannies. When asked about tips for people who want to get their foot in the door in the music industry, Tyber said: “It is the old cliché that people have to believe in themselves.
“You have to start somewhere, you won’t be Jimmy Hendrix within a month. You need to learn about what you can do.”
“PennFest is in the top two or three festivals of my year and I am over the moon that we are coming back.”
The band will perform on the main stage at PennFest on Friday, July 17.
For more information about PennFest, see www.pennfest.net. Visit www.the dualers.com for more about the band.