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.
 
 



 

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!

 

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!

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