SKA-BOOM! UK 7 piece authentic Ska / 2Tone Tribute Band.
Ska Boom UK 2Tone Tribute Band. Redcar North East. Ska Party Theme Nights are always popular.
Ska Boom – The UK’s finest Ska Tribute Band based in the North East.
Incorporating classic Ska material from their icons Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners and many more into an uncompromising 2 hour Ska Boom show featuring the finest musicians on the Ska circuit today.
Playing nationwide and overseas in varied venues and in front of capacity crowds the Ska Boom band recreate the sounds of the late 70′s/early 80′s 2Tone movement with frightening accuracy.
These Ska Boom guys are the genuine article!
Bad Manners are an English 2 Tone ska band. They quickly became the novelty favourites of the UK pop scene through their bald outsized frontman Buster Bloodvessel’s on-stage antics, earning early exposure through their Top of The Pops exploits and an appearance in the live film documentary, Dance Craze.
They were at their most popular during the early 1980s, during a period when other ska revival bands such as Madness, The Specials and The Selecter filled the charts. Bad Manners spent 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983 and they also achieved chart success with their first four studio albums with Gosh It’s… Bad Manners, Loonee Tunes! and Ska ‘n’ B being their biggest hits.
Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, London, that played its first gigs as The North London Invaders in 1978 and was renamed Madness in 1979.
The band started off in a small Irish pub in Camden Town called the Dublin Castle The band continue to perform with their most recognised line-up of seven members, although their line-up has varied slightly over the years. They were one of the most prominent bands of the late-1970s and early 1980s 2 Tone ska revival.
Madness achieved most of their success in the early to mid 1980s. Both Madness and UB40 spent 214 weeks on the UK singles charts over the course of the decade, holding the record for most weeks spent by a group in the 1980s UK singles charts. However, Madness achieved this in a shorter time period (1980–1986).
The Specials (sometimes called The Special AKA) are an English 2 Tone ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England.
Their music combines a “danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk’s energy and attitude”, and had a “more focused and informed political and social stance” than other ska groups.
The band wore mod-style “1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits, and loafers).” In 1980, the song “Too Much Too Young”, the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached number one in the UK.
In 1981, the unemployment-themed single “Ghost Town” also hit number one in the UK Singles Chart. After seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981, the band broke up.
Their 1983 song “Free Nelson Mandela” was a No. 9 UK hit. It contributed to making Mandela a cause célèbre in the United Kingdom, and became popular with anti-Apartheid activists.
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