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.
 
 



 

" WAY OUT WEST - AN OFFBEAT ADVENTURE" - THE USA TOUR DOCUMENTARY 

Hi chaps, we hope you are all keeping very well and fit in these bizarre times.

Just a heads up to say the documentary of our 2 week tour of the USA last year is almost ready for sale!

Entitled "Way Out West - An Offbeat Adventure", and filmed and edited and narrated by Mick & Ruth Jenner, it shows some great insights to the travelling, the sights and sounds of our madcap furious tour of the USA which saw us go coast to coast, nip into Canada n travel in to the Midwest.

It will be released in hard copy and direct download

There will be a free download of a few mp3s of the tunes from the trip and a few of the other acts who played with us. Once the link is live we will post here and across our social media.Enjoy!

 

*** OUTDOOR GIG ANNOUNCEMENT *** 

Yes- in what will be our first gig since March, we are playing a fully secured event to coincide with socially distanced guidelines.

We will be playing outdoors at The Station Hotel, Park St in Pickering, North Yorkshire on Saturday August 29th kicking off 8pm.

Due to the nature of the event and the guidelines in place, the event will be monitored and controlled by the allocation and distribution of FREE tickets by the venue to control numbers.

The event is fully operated with security to ensure that social distance guidelines remain in place.

If you are interested in attending then contact the venue on 01752 476880.

Stay Safe x

Here we go! USA split single pre-order! 

How's it going ?

We are extremely excited and pleased to be able to bring you the PRE-ORDER LINK for our split USA/UK 7" vinyl single with our brothers the Detroit Riddim Crew!

Yes you can order right now to reserve your copy of this limited edition slice of old skool recording

It comes in a plain sleeve with old Jamaican styled labels

Buy the vinyl and get the digital downloads for free!

A percentage from proceeds goes to the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and the Darlington UK food bank.

Here's the link - GET YOUR COPY NOW!!!!

 

USA SPLIT SINGLE PRE-ORDER

LATEST NEWS - UK/USA SPLIT VINYL SINGLE TO BE ISSUED! 

Hello people- 

Hope you are still all keeping well in this bizarre time of ours.

We have fantastic news to announce and that is we are releasing a very limited edition 7" vinyl single with our American brothers The Detroit Riddim Crew! This is going to be brilliant. the 7" vinyl will be available in the United Kingdom and the United States. The Crew are a very talented bunch of musos with a great rhythmic sound and their track will be "Do Something" and ours will be "The Girl Inside", which will be very cool to have on vinyl. This will come in a plain sleeve and label sticker just like the old skool Jamaican releases, they are extremely limited edition so we will post the link when they are available and once they're gone...they're gone!! 

Check out the Detroit Riddim Crew on bandcamp-  https://detroitriddimcrew.bandcamp.com

There will be a digital download of the track also coming out via all good download stores/apps etc...

With thanks to Yorkie Design & Art for the cover design.

*** 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!

 

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