The Skapones

Saturday 19th November 2022

The EVent

A well-known and established 2-Tone Inspired ska band, celebrating their 10th anniversary,it was January 2018 saw the release the title track of their critically acclaimed album ‘From Cradle To Grave’ which hit number one in the UK Reggae Charts and this was followed up in May 2018 by their second single ‘The Ghost In Me’ which hit the Top 10 in the UK Reggae Charts – a fantastic start for the original stuff and this was followed by a Top 5 placing in the reggae charts for the follow up ‘Betrayal Of Trust’ .The debut album ‘Cradle To Grave’ was released in September 2018 and sold out the Cd runs three times over and was followed by the 12′ vinyl gatefold album which has continued to sell well, picking up rave reviews in magazines such as Vive Le Rock and other online blogs and sites. In December 2018 a remix of their track ‘Skapones A Go Go’ hit the No,1 spot in the UK Reggae Charts, knocking The Specials from the top spot. Our last single ‘When Its Gone Its Gone’ also hit the Top 3. They have undergone a massive UK, Ireland,Europe tour in 2019 and spent 2 weeks touring the USA in August 2019 which resulted in them being invited back in 2020 BUT THE HIGHLIGHT WAS BEING MADE SUPPORT FOR THE SPECIALS ON THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR IN MAY 2019 14 singles in on their discography and In 2020, the band released their first ever USA release in a split 7′ vinyl shared with the Detroit Riddim Crew which saw the track ‘The Girl Inside’ which simultaneously was picked up by Spinning Riot Records in Mexico for Mexican distribution. A cassette version of ‘Cradle To Grave’ also was released in 2020 as was their documentary ‘Way Out West’ , the story of their 2 week tour of the USA. Work has started in earnest on their 2nd album ‘Northern Gods’. See, its all go and that’s how they like it. Come on board the good ship Skapones – she’s sailing away on good tides, come and join the cruise… The Story continues….



Sat 19th Nov 2022
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