Doreen Shaffer


Doreen Shaffer is one of Jamaica's finest and most respected singers. She began her career at Studio One at age 20 recording her song "Adorable You" and 2 duets;"Welcome You Back Home" and "The Vow" with famed Barbadian singer Jackie Opel. She,along with Opel, became part of the original Skatalites lineup onstage and remained at Studio One for many years. She also worked with many other producers on the island, most notably Bunny Lee and Joe Fraser. Doreen remained on the scene in Jamaica throughout the 70's and 80's until 1992 when she emigrated to the USA and rejoined The Skatalites where she remains now as the only original Skatalites member regularly touring with the current lineup. She has also recorded and toured with a few bands from Europe including Dr. Ring Ding and The Senior Allstars from Germany and The Mood Invaders from Belgium. She is often rightfully referred to as The Queen of Ska.