Category Archives: Ska

Ska Tribute Bands: Ska-Boom UK

Ska tribute band (Ska-Boom UK) are based in the North East of England, they quickly came together after the drummer (Matt) put an advert in the local music magazine. The intention from the very beginning was to bring Ska music back into the public consciousness. After several weeks of intensive rehearsals everything fell into place. The fact that everyone was already a huge fan of Ska and 2-Tone music made everything so much easier and quicker. This is authentic Ska with an infectious dance beat and a tight brass section.

The band consider it a privilege to perform songs by such iconic bands like The Specials, Bad Manners and Madness with such precision and meticulous attention to detail. It’s their aim at every gig to get the audience up on their feet. If you’re looking for an excellent Ska party band, then this is definitely one to consider.

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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

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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

Reviews:
“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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