The SkaBoot Band show is an imaginative & energetic LIVE tribute to the British 2 Tone, Ska & Reggae movement of the late 70s & early 80s. Featuring Ska & Reggae favourites from artists such as Madness, Bad Manners, The Specials, UB40, The Selecter, The Beat and more.
Celebrate the amazing musical phenomenon that championed racial harmony in youth culture and brought people together to dance and show a united front in the harsh political climate of Thatcher’s Britain.
You will be jumping, skanking and chanting along with the best of them as the “Dance Craze” gets hold of you. Enjoy yourself – it’s later than you think!
Gangsters – The Specials
The Prince – Madness
Rudy – The Specials
Everything I Own – Ken Boothe
Special Brew- Bad manners
Monkey Man – The Specials / Toots & the Maytals
The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff
Do Rocksteady – The Bodysnatchers
Poison Ivy – The Lambrettas
You Can Get It If You Really Want – Jimmy Cliff
Madness – Madness
My Girl Lollipop – Bad Manners
Rat Race – The Specials
3 Little Birds – Bob Marley
My Girl’s Mad at Me – Madness
One Step Beyond – Madness
Baggy Trousers – Madness
Night Boat to Cairo – Madness
The Israelites – Desmond Dekka
Mirror in the Bathroom – The Beat
Geno – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Cecelia – Suggs
Tears of a Clown – The Beat
Kingston Town – UB40
Red Red Wine – UB40
Too Much Too Young – The Specials
Ghost Town – The Specials
It Must Be Love – Madness
Enjoy Yourself – The Specials
Tom Hark – The Piranhas
Lip Up Fatty – Bad Manners
On My Radio – The Selecter
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Wooly Bully – Bad Manners
You’re Wondering Now – The Specials
All star Ska band Ska-Boom! UK are the UK’s hardest working, authentic and exciting Ska music sensation – bar none! Formed in mid February 2008, a group of Teesside based musicians formed the band through a wanted advert in a local music magazine that had been placed by the drummer Matt. The band was put together through a genuine love of ska music and all things 2-Tone. After initially meeting for the first time, the 8 lads decided that it was time to put Ska music back into peoples minds and back into Teesside, the North East and beyond, and set out to find a local rehearsal room. Rehearsals commenced less than a week later and got off to a great start, and the band have never looked back…..
The band have now performed over 1100 shows since their formation in 2008, building them the flawless reputation they have today.
As the band members were all familiar with the Ska music format through a mutual love of the whole Ska and 2-Tone scene, the actual replication of the songs came very easily. An amazing amount of interest and support has been shown by many local people, bars, pubs and clubs and the whole nostalgia factor of the music and authentic sound and appearance of the band has generated the re-ignition of a scene that has been out of people’s minds for many years. We are a working class Ska band who are not out to make big money, but to go out, play our music and have fun. We have the authentic Ska sound of an infectious dance beat and rich brass section reminiscent of the Ska scene of the early 80’s.
The privilege of replicating songs by our heroes such as The Specials, Bad Manners, Madness and other Ska legends is a true honour for us and the actual resemblance of our sound to the original music score is uncanny. The tracks on our SoundCloud and demo CD were recorded by us 100% live, as is the many youtube videos we have on our official youtube page, recorded at many of our shows. NO modifications, backing tracks are, and never will be used at any of our appearances – THE BAND IS 100% LIVE!
We are a full time working band – we are musicians and this is our full time work, not a hobby. We are often imitated, but never bettered, and pride ourselves on our now legendary live show. Our aim is to put on a upbeat, entertaining show of party Ska music for people of all ages to enjoy, sing and dance to and to take people back to the original dance and party music phenomenon that is – SKA DANCE CRAZE!
2 Much 2 Young Ska Band are an energetic three piece Ska Tribute band from the west midlands with years of experience playing to live crowds.
Complete with live keyboards and two male vocalists, Lights and a 12ft Backdrop, 2 Much 2 Young will perform an authentic Set of Ska classics hits from the last 40 years – Madness, Bad Manners, The Specials, Selector, Desmond Decker and a few new ideas from us will soon have the party in full swing.
They Can Perform 1 x 60 Minute Set or 2 x 45 Minute Sets with a break and fill in the gaps with their background / party music if needed.
Imagine Queen’s “I Want to Break Free” being performed by Madness, or Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe” being performed by Bad Manners, or Surviver’s “Eye of the Tiger” being performed by The Specials… then you are getting the idea!
The shows are non-stop upbeat feel good affairs. Blending together high quality musicianship with the disciplined rhythms, harmonies and melodies of classic pop with interesting twists. Entertaining on many levels. Guaranteed dance party atmosphere.
They are a vibrant live party / function show band giving popular feel good hits an upbeat twist. Nostalgia has never been so refreshing! Plus, high energy ska pop originals.
The boys have performed together in many local bands, plus international theatre & festival show bands such as ABBA Forever and I Love 70s.
They were approached back in June 2011 to see if they could come up with a live show for an 80s themed charirty night. Rising to the occasion, the trio hit upon the idea of taking popular songs from the era and giving them a high energy ska twist. For example, taking a song by Cameo and performing it in the style of The Specials’ hit “Too Much Too Young”.
The show was a resounding success, the place was jumping! So much so, that the trio decided to continue gigging the show. The band has gone from strength to strength, working hard on their show and repertoire. The concept has broadened to include more styles of music, yet the feel good dance floor filling party approach has been maintained.
Their name… well, it’s just daft! But, it stuck!