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.
 
 



 

*** TUESDAY TREATS *** CONTINUES! 

Thank you to each and every one of you who downloaded "Gangster Dub" as part of our Tuesdays £1 treats specials we have been doing every week!

Big shoutout to Buttondown radio for making the track- Record Of The Week next week (25 May) 

Well, commencing Tuesday 26th May, the next special offer is a completely different angle - its a stripped back, laid bare (!) acoustic versions of our tracks 

The "Bare Bones EP" will cost £1.00 and be available for only 24 hours from the store on this very website 

will post link on social media and from here.

See you Tuesday for more Skapones Tuesday Treats!

PLEASE SUPPORT NEW , ORIGINAL AND LOCAL MUSIC

SUPPORT LOCAL VENUES IN THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES

NEXT £1 SALE GIVEAWAY! 

Thanks to all of you who bought the " Full English" collection of 25 tracks for a pound. You guys rock.

So... as promised this Tuesday (19th May) this time for £1 is the previously unreleased skanker track

"Gangster Dub"

We raided some old recordings and gave it to The Tinkerman - he's done us proud.

Buy this track for £1 on Tuesday 19th May from the store on this site - new cover coming soon!

PLEASE SUPPORT US THROUGH THESE UNPRECENDTED TIMES.

 

 

 

FANCY A FULL ENGLISH? 

Yeah why not?

In these strange and bizarre times, the livelihood of any band is the sale of merchandise, especially as they cant gig.

So...with that in mind, EVERY TUESDAY we will; be having  a  special sale on certain items

Starting on Tuesday 12th May 2020, you can pick up for a mere £1.00 this little collection of  Skapones ditties, covering tracks from the Cradle To Grave album, plus singles, live m bits of extras. All available from the store.

"THE FULL ENGLISH" collection will be available for 24 hours. 

Please support where you can . We miss you all and will party like no other party on our return.

 

NORTHERN GODS- THE 2ND SKAPONES ALBUM WELL UNDERWAY 

 

 

 

Just a quick update on the forthcoming new Skapones album "Northern Gods".

Recording is well underway but obviously due to the coronavirus pandemic, all this has had to stop but we are deep into the album.

The album is still scheduled for this year with album art again by the legend that is Yorkie Moran. Its got all sorts topic wise, you know how we are, 

but we hope you will enjoy it, we're sure you will! This is the cover but will need tweaking but essentially this is it .  We hope you are keeping safe and we see you on the Northern Gods Tour 2020 when the pandemic subsides a bit and venues are reopened. Stay well!

*** SPECIAL FREE GIVEAWAY RELEASE *** 

H chaps!

in this weird n not very wonderful time we  are living in, trying to keep positive is the main thing

Keep positive and do our bit eh?

SO...

IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE WE BRING YOU A FREE REMIXED INSTRUMENTAL VERSION OF ON OF OUR MOST LIKED TUNES

" THE GHOST IN ME - SPIRITED REMIX"

just follow the link here-  SKAPONES STORE    add to cart / go to checkout and pay ( DONT WORRY ITS FREE) put in your details including email and purchase - It's easy as that

You will receive and email telling you to download this beauty.ENJOY THE GHOST IN ME- THE SPIRITED REMIX

Much love The Skaps xx

 

STAY SAFE!!!!

 

 

What a difference a month makes - Coronovirus update 

Hi guys

Hope this finds you well.

We are living in troubled and unprecedented times. The Corona virus outbreak has just dawned when we played at Stramash in Edinburgh on March 14th (our last gig) and on driving into the normally crowded bustly city we could see how deserted it was.

The gig itself was good as ever in Stramash but numbers were down and it was obvious that this was being taken seriously

we felt edgy and glad to get back to our familes. Fast forward a month and the devastation and terror this evil bug has caused is unbelievable and no where else has been hitten harder than venues and live music. The Skapones have had the gig guide decimated along with 100s of other bands all over the world as this chaotic monster tightens its grip. Seeing the live streaming via social media and other matters keeping music ticking over has been fantastic and heart warming but it cannot compare top the live experience but until we all do as required i.e. social distancing, and sticking to the lockdown here in the UK then its only that way that normality of some kind can resume, So please, wash your hands regularly, keep your distance and stay at home where possible.

Together we can beat it but we all need to be pulling the same way. 

We love you all and want you to stay safe and well. We ill see you on the other side for one helluva party!

 

if you need help- follow guidelines below

 

 

                                           

Lets go- Skapones 7th single ready for launch Feb.29th! 

We are very excited about the release of our 7th single "Dorian's Going Grey" on Saturday 29th February!

It will be released on Cosa Nostra Records in digital format first the a week or two later on physical CD single.

The single will also feature a dubtastic version of "Song For The Men Of England"

As usual the digi download will be available though all good download stores such as iTunes/ Cd baby/ Amazon/Google/YouTube/Deezer and many more.

The CD will be available in the store and at our shows with fantastic artwork from Yorkie.

FEB 29TH!! DOWNLOAD AWAY! All links to download will be posted on release day.

Koast FM frivolities - Skapones invade studio 

What a fantastic time we had at Koast FM on Weds Feb 26th.

We invaded the studios as part of our build up for the promo of the release of our 7th single "Dorian's Going Grey"

Mr Scurf aka Garry Scurfield let us takeover his Koast Train show for 2 and half hours, talking all things Skapones, playing our fave tracks from other artists.

It was pure unaldultered chaos and brilliant fun. Our keyboards man Steve failed the giant jelly coca cola bottle sweet eating challenge but it was hilarious to watch.

We topped it off with a nice n relaxed stripped back acoustic unplugged version of "Dorian"

Check it out below along with some crazy pics .

 

*** WE ARE GOING O0N TOUR WITH THE BEAT STARRING DAVE WAKELING IN JUNE ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY! 

It is with great excitement we can announce we are supporting The Beat starring Dave Wakeling on their " Still Can't Stop It " Anniversary Tour in June!

In association with AGMP we will be touring across the north and northwest.

Tickets are on sale NOW!

JUNE 11 -  THE ACADEMY MANCHESTER

Manchester Tickets

JUNE 19- THE LEVEL NOTTINGHAM

Nottingham Tickets

JUNE 21 - WAREHOUSE 23 WAKEFIELD

Wakefield Tickets

JUNE 24 - THE LEADMILL SHEFFIELD

Sheffield Tickets

JUNE 25 - RIVERSIDE NEWCASTLE

Newcastle Tickets

JULY 8 CAVERN CLUB LIVERPOOL

Liverpool Tickets

Get your tickets for this fabulous occasion and we will see you on tour!

 

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