Fronting the band is powerful lead vocalist Janet Kumah, who commands an audience with her electrifying stage presence and gutsy vocal performance. Laying down a relentless groove behind her are a bunch of fine musicians, including Leon Vince, Ramy Eissa and Arthur Béranger. Since 2008 they have been inspiring audiences from London to Leipzig, from Rennes to Rome, to dance to their irresistible beat.
To get an idea of the Delegators’ sound, imagine the Supremes moved to Kingston via South London. They’ve shared bills with reggae legends and acts as diverse as The Pioneers, Dave Barker, Pat Kelly, Doreen Shaffer, The Nextmen, Hepcat and The English Beat. The Delegators kicked off the 2012 International Ska Festival in London with a bang, have performed four times at the Glastonbury Festival (including an opening slot for Lady Gaga!) and featured on Mark Lamarr’s ‘God’s Jukebox’ on Radio 2.
The release of debut album, “All Aboard”, was met with critical and popular acclaim, BBC Radio London 99.4FM’s Robert Elms describing the album as ‘one of my records of the year [by] one of my bands of the year.’
A string of UK dates followed and continues into 2014, a year which will see the Delegators reach further and gain bigger and better exposure.