- Published in 2017 Lineup
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 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 " Rudy's 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 will be playing the 100 Club supporting Lee Thompson of Madness in 2017. Their debut album " Cradle To Grave" is also due out in 2017 and you can catch them in the Beer Tent on Friday night at Lindisfarne Festival.