The Skapones possess a hi energy act that makes them a popular band and crowd interaction is their forte. Known for their mixture of 2Tone anthems and original material, this band will never disappoint..."”

— The Northern Echo

Project Name

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 a selection of 2 Tone anthems and
other foot stomping tunes, with the objective of making you dance and smile.
They have supported acts like Bad Manners, The Lambrettas, The Toasters, Vin Gordon, Dennis Alcapone, Roddy Radiation of The Specials, Bruce Foxton's From The Jam at venues like ARC Stockton On Tees where they had a successful performance and successful performances at the 02 Academy Newcastle..They have also played with members of The Specials, Bad Manners & The Selecter. They have played at festivals such as Stone Valley, YSA Invasion 12, the Great Northern Mod & Ska Festival,The Lindisfarne Festival, the Woodhorn Festival and the prestigious gig at the Feuerwerks Open Air Festival at The Reduit in Mainz, Germany amongst many other successful gigs. They have recorded tracks in the past for the Specialized Project that raises money for Teenage cancer Trust & Youth Music UK- " Police On My Back" for the Specialized project album " Combat cancer- A tribute to The Clash", "Midnight Ravers" for the 2016 "One Heart - A tribute to Bob Marley" album and "Smithers Jones" for the 2017 Specialized tribute to The Jam.The band have also headlined events for March Of The Mods, Our House all dayers in York and Barnard Castle Big Day Out. They have also released 2 CD Eps "The Tommy Gun EP" and latest " Rudys Return " EP which features Lynval Golding & Jon Read of The Specials.
The band have played at prestigious venues like The Dublin Castle in London and played  the 100 Club supporting Lee Thompson of Madness in 2017 before supporting the giants MADNESS at the House of Fun event .Their debut single ")From) Cradle To Grave" was released in January 2018 and went to NO.1 IN THE UK REGGAE CHARTS! The debut album is also due out in 2018.



Press Photos

Live at the Lindisfarne Festival 2017

Live at the Lindisfarne Festival 2017

Redcar Ska Festival 2017

Redcar Ska Festival 2017

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SKAPONES PRESS INFORMATION 2018 Contains all info and contact for the band plus added stageplan for promoters tech spec crews etc... 264 KB
Skapones Stage Plan Stageplan for stage crews/Promoters 380 KB

The Skapones. The unashamed 2Tone dancing machine.