The UKs Leading Ska/2-Tone Tribute
Ska Wars are an established 7 piece Ska band made up of a young bunch of fun loving lads whose energy knows no bounds. Ska Wars have been playing the national circuit for over 5 years and made occasional trips to the continent to show our European friends a good time. With a charismatic frontman... [ more ]
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» ProfileSka Wars are an established 7 piece Ska band made up of a young bunch of fun loving lads whose energy knows no bounds. Ska Wars have been playing the national circuit for over 5 years and made occasional trips to the continent to show our European friends a good time.
With a charismatic frontman, full horn section and the tightest rhythm section in the land, Ska Wars never fail to get the audience up and moving to the 2-tone classics of the Specials, Madness, Bad Manners and the Selector. Ska Wars also pay homage to the birth of Ska with tracks by Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Dekker and the Upsetters included in the set.
Ska Wars have supported acts including The Fun Loving Criminals, The Selector, The Beat, Jools Holland and many more.
Previous festival gigs include Guilfest Main Stage 2002, Leeds Millenium square 2001, Bradford festival 2001-2003, Portsmouth festival 2002, dartford festival 2002-2004, Bedford festival 2004 and many many more.
» Song List
- House Of Fun
- Nightboat To Cairo
- Too Much Too Young
- Monkey Man
- Message To Rudi
- It Must Be Love
- And Many More!
- 4 Vocal Harmonies
» Testimonials"There's nothing like a good bit of ska to get a festival started, and main-stage openers Ska Wars really know what a good bit of ska is. Resplendent in two-tone and a kilt no less (on Trumpet Player Nick Horne), Ska Wars look the part as well as sounding it. Once we'd got the expected nod to Lucasfilm (well what would expect from Skarth Vader and Ska-2-d-2?) Ska Wars really took off. Good old school ska with all the trimmings (the influence of Madness and The Specials shining through), which was performed quite frankly masterfully. I couldn't see a person within 100 yards not skanking. After a blinding set, front man Bobba Fat left the stage after addressing the crowd pontifical style: "bless you, bless you", and went to a galaxy far, far away."
» AccoladesVoted 10th best unsigned band in Britain by Kerrang - Summer 2002