SKA TONE Fee from £1320 info about this fee

SKA TONE Profile

Ska Tone is an established 6 piece band of fun loving musicians who’ve been playing the national circuit for over 15 years, performing hundreds of shows for pubs and clubs, corporate events, weddings, birthdays and national festivals.  With a charismatic frontman and energetic band, Ska Tone always gets the audience dancing to the 2-tone classics of the Specials, Madness, Bad Manners and the Selector, and more...

Ska Tone’s standard ‘Madness’ line-up consists of drum kit, bass, guitar, keyboards, tenor sax, lead and backing vocals. The deluxe 'Specials' line up includes an extra brass player, and/or extra lead vocals.  Over the years they’ve supported artists such as: The Selector; Aswad; Geno Washington; Jools Holland with Rico Rodriguez (The Specials); Chaz and Dave; Bill Bailey.

Quote mark Having booked quite a few bands for parties over the years they were the best we have ever had.Their enthusiasm and great music ensured a full dance floor from the first song until they finished 2 hours later.They provided perfect music for a diverse group of 30-50 year olds dressed as large insects! We have dozens of thank you letters all praising the ‘great band’I would heartily recommend them to anyone organizing a party and wanting to get something that provides a whole lot more raucous fun than the ubiquitous bespangled cool funk on offer elsewhere.To top it all they were all extremely nice people! Quote mark
Ned Trier // Private party, Newbury, Berks // 14 July 2013

extra information

  • Fee from
    £1320 info about this fee
  • Based in
    West Yorkshire (unknown miles)
  • Standard Line Up
    6 piece. male vocals // trumpet // Trombone // Guitar // Bass // Drums
  • Standard Arrival Time
    6pm
  • Standard Finish Time
    12am
  • Set up time
    1 hour
  • Standard Set Up Completion
    7pm
  • Performance Times
    2 x 45 minute sets
  • Ideal Performance Area
    4m deep x 5m wide stage but can be smaller
  • Power Requirements
    Access to 3 separate 13amp sockets. The band will not use more than 4000 Watts (4K) of power (including lighting)
  • Dress Code
    smart two tone of course!
  • Public Liabilty Insurance
    yes
  • Equipment PAT tested
    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required
    Yes. Hot meal x 7 plus drinks
  • Stage Lighting
    Yes. £0. Included in fee
  • Play client's iPod through Band's PA
    Yes. £0. Included in fee
  • Early set up fee
    £130 per hour before 6pm arrival
  • Use of PA past midnight
    Extra £100 per hour after 12am.
  • Extra sets/playing time
    Extra £250
  • Happy to learn requests
    Yes. Subject to song not being to obscure, suiting bands style/vocals, band being given enough notice

Set Lists

Set 1

20th Century Fox
Star Wars/Gangsters
Too much too young
Nightboat to Cairo
Fatty Fatty
Message to Rudi
Too much Pressure
Captain Codling
Little Bitch
Israelittes
Chase the Devil
Special Brew
Baggy Trousers
No woman no cry,
Pass the dutchie

Set 2

2001 Space Odyssey/Monkey Man
House of fun
It must be love
54-46
Monkey Man
Shame & Scandal
On my Radio
Lip up Fatty
Longshot Medley
Ghost Town
One Step Beyond
Mirror in the bathroom
3 minute hero
3 little birds

what previous clients say

Quote mark Wild style classic ska from the ultimate old skool party band. This Seven-piece act have audiences bouncing with raw energy. Quote mark
Guildfest review, main stage // Guilford // 10 July 2013
Quote mark Could you please thank all the guys for a wonderful night. Music is all about passion and enthusiasm and you lot had it in bucket loads, and it really comes across .Everyone commented how good you all were and it wouldn't surprise Me if you pick up a few more bookings from the people who where there.Hope you all enjoyed it and hope to see you again sometime.All the best Quote mark
John and Gilly // Glossop, Derbyshire // 10 May 2013
Quote mark There's nothing like a good bit of ska to get a festival started, and main-stage openers Ska Tone really know what a good bit of ska is. Resplendent in two-tone and a kilt no less (on Trumpet Player Nick Horne), Ska Tone look the part as well as sounding it. Once we'd got the expected nod to Lucasfilm (well what would expect from Skarth Vader and Ska-2-d-2?) Ska Tone 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, front man Bobba Fat left the stage after addressing the crowd pontifical style: "bless you, bless you", and went to a galaxy far, far away. Quote mark
Gulidfest review // Guilford // 10 July 2007
Quote mark Wild style classic ska from the ultimate old skool party band. This Seven-piece act have audiences bouncing with raw energy. Quote mark
Guildfest review, main stage // Guilford // 10 July 2007
Quote mark They were really brilliant. The whole place went mad when they launched into Too much to young and they kept it like that right until the end. It was a great party and most of it was down to the band. Thanks! Quote mark
James Sumpter // Kent // 10 June 2007

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