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!
 
 



 

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

USA 2019 tour promo video 

Time is passing by very quickly as we count down to The Skapones USA tour 2019.

All the dates are on here, same as poster really but with the accompaniment of "JBs Body" from our album "Cradle To Grave".

If you're stateside or resident be great to see you guys at a show! Better still- wear a Skapones tee shirt and get in for free!

Here its is! The Skapones USA Tour 2019 in all its glory 

Yes, here are the finalised dates for the USA tour in August 2019!

We'd like to thank all the promoters who have showed faith in us to bring this off - Legends one and all.

We get to play with awesome musician and play awesome venues.

There are events pages and posters on Facebook and other social media for individual dates but here it is in its entirety

We are thrilled. We hope the US is ready cos there's a ska storm coming in from the east....

Hope to see some of you guys there!

Come and have a skank with Uncle Sam

 

 

Win 2 Free tickets to The Specials & The Skapones Middlesbrough 

We hope you bother with social media to an extent as we are having a quick competition to win 2 free tickets for our show at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Sunday 5th May! Remember this gig is sold out so a rare chance going here!

Go to our facebook page - link below - 

 

THE SKAPONES ON FACEBOOK

and share the flyer there (as seen attached here) -Monday 29th April we will announce the winner!

GOOD LUCK!!!!

 

Reggae Steady Ska.com - Interview with The Skapones 

Renowned and respected ska And reggae forum and internet magazine "Reggae Steady Ska" have recently put together a great little interview with us and its now available online. With questions posed by Charles Benoit of USA Some Ska Band, the interview features The Skapones' Willo, Mark Wilson, John Day and Steve Cummings.

Read the full length interview here- 

 

REGGAE STEADY SKA.COM - INTERVIEW WITH THE SKAPONES

 

*** STOP PRESS *** THE SKAPONES SUPPORT 2TONE LEGENDS THE SPECIALS! 

Yes!

Its true, we are supporting THE SPECIALS!!!

The band who are on the verge of their 40th Anniversary tour, gave us confirmation and go  ahead for announcement last Saturday! 

There's been a great response to the support slots as well 

We will be playing with the 2Tone giants at Middlesbrough Town Hall  on Sunday 5th May (EVENT SOLD OUT) and at the beautiful sea front venue in Scarborough , the Royal Spa Theatre on the South Bay front on Monday 6th May. We cannot say how excited we are to be playing with people who have had such a profound effect on our lives but it give sus a great chance to play our album material and to get some great exposure from the 2 dates.

As we say, Middlesbrough is sold out but its worth checking the Specials FB pages and on twitter for resales and also Twickets tickets on twitter. however, we are playing a small set at Crookfest on the early afternoon of Sunday May 5th in County Durham prior to The Specials gig.

The Scarborough gig is close to sell out with only restricted balcony seats available. The link to the Spa tickets is below- 

THE SPECIALS/THE SKAPONES SCARBOROUGH SPA THEATRE 6TH MAY TICKETS

EXCITING TIMES!!!!!!!

Lets them ROLLLLL
 

America Calling!!! 

Yes ladies and gentlemen! 

We can confirm that we will be touring the United States in August 2019!

Thanks to responses to our single "(From)Cradle To Grave" and the album in general, a few promoters and such have invited us over

and we will be hitting the east and west coast of the USA in August.

Full itinery and tour dates will be made public shortly

What an amazing year we've had so far

Thank you all for your continuing support

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