Ska / Two Tone

Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. It is characterised by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the upbeat. Ska developed in Jamaica in the 1960s when sound systems were formed to play American rhythm & blues and then began recording their own songs.

Music historians typically divide the history of ska into three periods: the original Jamaican scene of the 1960s; the English 2 Tone ska revival of the late 1970s, which fused Jamaican ska rhythms and melodies with the faster tempos and harder edge of punk rock; and the third wave of ska, which involved bands from the UK, other European countries, Australia, Japan, South America and the US, beginning in the 1980s and peaking in the 1990s.

Bob Marley Tribute - One Love Orchestra

Reggae / Caribbean / Tribute

Bob Marley & The Wailers tribute One Love Orchestra is a multi-instrumental tribute band, specializing in covering legendary reggae music.

Madness

Celebrity Group / 80s / Ska / 2 Tone / UK

From the huge single 'Our House' in 1982 to playing on the roof of the Queen's 'House' for the Olympics in 2012 Madness are complete national treasures..

Madness tribute - Complete Madness

Madness Tribute

Probably the most sought after, hard working and renowned Madness tribute band in Europe 'Complete Madness' are the nuttiest sound around.

Ska Wars

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Ska Wars are an established 7 piece Ska band made up of a bunch of fun loving Skankers whose energy knows no bounds. Ska Wars have been playing the national cir...

The Beat ft Ranking Roger

Celebrity Band / Ska / 2 Tone / 1980s / UK

UK Two Tone pioneers with top 10 singles like Tears of A Clown, Mirror In The Bathroom and Can't Get Used To Losing You.

The Selecter

Celebrity Band / Ska / Two-Tone / UK

The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) are more driven than ever.

Ultimate Madness

Madness Tribute Band

Ultimate Madness present a 5 or 6 piece excellent tribute to the Kings of Ska with all the enthusiasm & fun of the real thing