Skatonics perform live at K Sports
Entry Requirements: Over 18s
Blending classic Trojan Ska and an impressive catalogue of great 2-Tone/Ska covers will have you on your feet all night...
The Skatonics came crashing onto the scene in 2007, and since then have performed to the ever growing enthusiastic Ska followers at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe.
The last ten years have seen the band play some prestigious and iconic venues in the UK and across Europe, county showgrounds, racecourses, Santa Pod raceway, The Hope & Anchor (where Madness and The Specials started out) and even a pre-kick off gig at West Ham F.C. As recently as June this year they headlined the ‘Electro Love’ stage at the Isle of Wight Festival to a crowd of several thousand which impressed the band as their timings clashed with Rod Stewart and George Ezra.
They have backed Suggs recently at a charity event in Whitstable and are due to support the mighty MADNESS in August this year at the Kent County Showground. They have also supported the likes of The Selecter, Bad Manners, Geno Washington, Neville Staple (The Specials), Bruce Foxtons ‘From the Jam’ and many others.
They have also been regulars at large VW events, Dub Aid, numerous scooter rallies, BMF meetings and Folkestone’s annual ‘Skabour’ Festival since it's started in 2010 when the guys were the very first band on supporting The Beat.
The Skatonics pride themselves on an authentic look and sound. Sharply dressed in tonic suits, pork pie's and loafers to match the tight, energetic sets they perform to loyal followers. At any event, you can expect to hear most of the hits from the bands of the 2tone era (Madness, Specials, Bad Manners, Selecter etc) as well as some older Trojan ska classics and a few 'others' the band have given their little ska twist to.
This 9-piece band is rapidly becoming one of the 'must see' SKA bands in the UK.
"The Skatonics would've blown the roof off, if we had one. Simply awesome" - **The Vicars Picnic Festival 2015**
"You guys ain't supporting me ever again, you're too fing good" - *Geno Washington, July 2015
“A raucous, rollicking, heavy heavy monster of a gig.” - *Evening Standard, June 2009 *