Daily Archives: Wednesday 28th November 2012

Ska Tribute Bands: The Skarlets

Ska tribute band (The Skarlets) are an exciting 7 piece live band performing classic Ska and 2 Tone hits from the seventies and early eighties. Their raw energy is contagious, you just won’t be able to stop yourself from getting up and joining in. This band is all about having fun and creating a great party atmosphere. Audience participation is actively encouraged. All band members are accomplished musicians in their own right. The Skarlets come complete with their own top quality sound system and stage lighting.

If you like this kind of music then you will absolutely love this very talented Ska and 2 Tone tribute band.

Repertoire:
Gangsters – The Specials

Tears of A Clown – The Beat
Long Shot – The Pioneers
Nite Club – The Specials
The Prince – Madness
Rat Race – The Specials
Lip Up Fatty – Bad Manners
Monkey Man – The Specials
On My Radio – The Selector
Night Boat To Cairo – The Selector
The Mirror In The Bathroom – The Beat
Rough & Tough – Stranger Cole
Baggy Trousers – Madness
Rudy – The Specials
Double Barrell – Dave & Ansell Collins
Special Brew – Bad Manners
Enjoy Yourself – The Specials
Girl, Why Don’t You – Prince Buster
One Step Beyond – Madness
Liquidator – Harry J Allstars
Pressure Drop – Toots & The Maytals
Three Minoute Hero – The Selector
Hands Off, She’s Mine – The Beat
Guns of Navarone – The Specials  

Reviews:
“I’ve subsequently had The Skarlets back a few times since and they always generate the same reaction. All of my regulars saying what a great night they had and asking when they were coming back”

“The band were very professional in their attitude and musically very accomplished. They were also a very pleasant band to deal with – no problems in booking them in the future!” – Debbie Larder (The Pond House)

“You lot had me dancing all night – I must have lost ½ stone!!” – John Knight (Mersea Motorcycle Rally)

“Skanks a lot! You really made our wedding day so special. Our family and friends all loved the music. We will always remember ‘Lorraine’ now as our song” – Rachael & Nikki

“With a ska band it was quite nice to see a mix of girls and boys on stage, and they really can play!”

“To see so many of our younger members of staff dancing to tunes that they are too young to remember was a sight to see!”

“The Skarlets come about as close to the spirit of the original 2-Tone era as its possible to get whilst still retaining a fresh contemporary vibe. Their sense of fun, vitality and energy is infectious, a band not to miss!!!” – Paul Lazarus

“For those of us of a more mature age, it was a great trip down memory lane, but it’s also great to see that music can span the generations. I have had nothing but positive feedback from all of the 250 attendees – including my directors! Special mention for the band was also made on a number of occasions and I am sure that you’ve cultivated a few new fans for any future performances” – Paul Tappended (Spire Healthcare)

“I can honestly say they blew me away! A great range of Ska songs – both classic and contemporary and all performed absolutely expertly. Don’t just take my word for it, ask anyone who’s seen them!”

“Not only was the atmostphere fantastic, but the quality of the music more than matched it. The Band are more than welcome to come again (the sooner the better!) and I am absolutely sure they will become an all time favourite down “The Fish” – Richard Nante

Ska Tribute Bands: The Skarlets

Listen to Sound Clip and Watch the Video
(Click the Play Button)