Welcome

 
The Skapones are a 2Tone Ska band based in the Tees Valley in England.

The ensemble got together to play a music that they all love, and the chaps intend to perform their hot original 2Tone inspired material  and
other foot stomping favourite tunes, with the objective of making you dance and smile.
 
The debut original album of material " Cradle To Grave" was  released to critical acclaim in early 2018.
The Ultimate party band that have played across UK, Europe, Ireland & the USA.
 
 



 

NEW SINGLE ALERT! - "DORIAN'S GOING GREY" HITS THE STORES FEB 2020 

NEW SINGLE NEWS!

In January we got back into the studio to record the second album in Darlington and we are recording "Dorians Going Grey" ,"You Can't Let Go" and "Rude Boy Rude Girl".- just before we head off to Glastonbury to play in the live heat semi finals.

Its been decided that in February we will release the bouncy bouncy "Dorian's Going Grey" as our next and 7th single. 

2020 sets off at a pace!

NEW YEARS EVE SKA EXPLOSION IN YORK WITH GUEST RODDY RADIATION OF THE SPECIALS SELLS OUT 

We have had an amazing 12-18 months.

We are proud that we are a totally DIY band, the old punk ethic, do it yer fucking self!

We've seen many great venues and festivals and great countries and of course...a tour with The Specials.

and now as the year fizzles out and 2020 comes knocking - we finish up in  fine style in  York, North Yorkshire on December 31st with special guest from The Specials Roddy Radiation and that has SOLD OUT!

Thanks to Anna and the Victoria Vaults team x

NEW YEAR NEW MEMBERS NEW LAUNCH! NEW MERCH NEW LOGO! 

Yes, that's what happening here in Skaponeland.

We welcome new boys Kev Watson (Bass) and Michael Larkman (Drums) into the fold and they are settling in brilliantly-

We've got a new photo shoot planned for new promo pics and to go hand in hand with the new we have anew line of fabulous tees designed by our genius mate Dave Moran including the utterly fantastic Skapones 79 vintage Apparel - this looks classy as hell.

We have a new band logo as well as we move on to the next phase - See here -  it really encompasses what we are about these days.

The garments will go on sale from 28th December and a  massive thank you to a Reloaded Shirts.

The futures so bright... we gotta wear new Skapones merch ( and shades I suppose...)

GLASTO A GO GO!!! (Almost!) 

**** TA DA!!!! ****

Ladies and gentlemen , we can now announce that we have reached the semi finals and the live heats to play at GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL 2020!

Thousands of bands entered from around the world and we are down to the final few. Just 2 x 20 minute sets away from playing at the Glastonbury Festival.

We travel down to Pilton to perform in front of judges including Glasto head man Michael Eavis (and a crowd- you can  get tickets)

we travel down on January 25th to play the semi final, then if successful we are back for the final a  month later

ITS GONNA BE TOUGH BUT WISH US LUCK!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

OUT FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH - WHEN ITS GONE ITS GONE- THE NEW SINGLE 

Here we go again!

Friday September 20th sees the release of our latest and 6th single "When Its Gone Its Gone"

We love this track, a real 2Tone inspired banger of a tune written by Stephen Brown & Steve Cummings about not wasting your life and going out and grabbing what there is to experience.

The single will be available from all good download stores such as iTunes/Cd baby/ Amazon/Google and the Cd single will be with us shortly that contains 2 live tracks  "Sahara" & "The Rolling Years".

All copyright Cosa Nostra records 2019

The video promo premiere is on Saturday 21st September at 6pm on facebook!
www.facebook.com/theskapones

don't forget  - DOWNLOAD FRIDAY 20TH!

 

USA 2019 - what a tour! 

Well....

we went, we saw and we conquered!

What a fantastic tour of the United States we had. we'd like to thank everyone involved with it from the promoters to our great friends Pam Buckley of Rude Boy George and Greg Last from the Hub City Stompers who played keys for us. We travelled from coast to coast playing in New York and LA where we graced the stage of the world famous Whisky A Go Go club amongst many other things. All the gigs were amazing and thank you so much for everyone's kind words and for buying up all our merchandise! (Cheers to Kristin of the Scotch Bonnets for the t-shirts)

The weather was simply fantastic, the flights were cool, it was one of those rare occasions where everything worked. We had the honour of playing in Brooklyn with internet legend Sal Polichetti of Sonseed and played "Jesus is a friend of Mine", went down a storm! We will one day write up a full blog as there was so much to do and get on with. We loved the USA and met nothing but top people in many areas of the country.

Theres a buzz about us in the States at the moment which is fantastic . long may it continue

 

USA- we love ya xxxx

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