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Ska Tribute Bands: Ska Wars

Ska Wars are one of the coolest Ska tribute bands in the UK today. This is an exciting 7 piece live band with young and very talented musicians. The frontman is extremely charismatic and never fails to deliver. This amazing band will have you up and dancing to the 2 tone classics of Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners and The Selector. Ska Wars even pay tribute to the roots of Ska itself with songs by Desmond Dekker, Toot and The Maytals and The Upsetters.

All members of the band have degrees in music and do freelance work as session players, music teachers and composers. You can tell from this background that Ska Wars are no ordinary Ska tribute band. A very experienced band with a great future ahead of them.

Ska Wars have a top of the range sound system, stage lighting and an eye catching backdrop. They travel extensively and are available for work all over Europe.

Band Members:
Lead Vocals – Bobba Fatt
Trumpet + Backing Vocals – Horn Trooper
Trombone + Backing Vocals – Horn Trooper (AKA Toby 1 Skanobi)
Keyboard – Ska 2 D 2
Bass Guitar – Luke Ska Walker
Drums + Backing Vocals – Drum Solo (AKA Princess Leon)
Guitar – Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader)

Clients Include:
Leeds Millennium Square
Bradford Festival
Mainstage at Guilfest (supporting Jools Holland)
Portsmouth Festival
Dartford Festival
Bedford Festival
Royal Air Force (UK and Germany)
Butlin’s 80’s Weekender with Aswad and Chesney Hawkes
Droitwich Beer Festival
Warner Hotels
Birmingham ICC

“Wild style classic Ska from the ultimate old skool party band. This seven-piece act have audiences bouncing with raw energy” – Ents 24

“There’s nothing like a good bit of Ska to get a festival started and mainstage openers ‘Ska Wars’ really know what a good bit of Ska is. Resplendent in two-tone and a kilt no less, Ska Wars look the part as well as sounding it. Once we’d got the expected nod from Lucas film (well what would you expect from Skarth Vader and Ska-2-d-2?), Ska Wars really took off. Good old school Ska with all the trimmings (the influence of Madness and The Specials shining through), which was performed quite frankly…masterfully. I couldn’t see a person within 100 yards not skanking. After a blinding set, frontman Bobba Fatt left the stage after addressing the crowd pontifical style “bless you, bless you”, and went to a galaxy far, far away” – Guilfest

“Just got back from the Liverpool music fest and decided this should be the first band of the day to watch and start off the festival at the super Lambanana stage. Well what can I say…all those that did not go to this stage missed one of the best band performances of the festival, they are V-entertaining. They sound spot on, the guys gave a really lively performance. The front man how he’s not collapsed yet with exhaustion gotta say hope to see these guys back again next year, as for me I was front/centre of stage man in the hat dancing loving it with four other family guys you guys have gotta kept up the great work from a two tone/ska/madness fan” – James McGuffie

Ska Tribute Bands: Ska Wars

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