The Skatonics

8 Piece Ska/2Tone Tribute Act

Audio Clips

My Girl

Night Boat To Cairo


The Skatonics have been playing to enthusiastic crowds across England since 2007 and this 9-piece band has been mooted as one of the best Ska Tribute bands in the UK. They blend classic Trojan Ska (Toots and The Maytals, Desmond Dekker etc) alongside an impressive catalogue of Two Tone covers from the likes of The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Selecter and more.

Their 2 hour shows have included support slots for Ska originals Neville Staples of The Specials, Rhoda Dhakar of The Bodysnatchers, The Beat and Skaville UK. They were handpicked to open the inaugral 'Skabour' Festival in 2009 and have gone on to headline the event in subsequent years.

Most recently The Skatonics received a rapturous reception at the East of England BMF Motorbike show, playing to an audience of 3500 people. They were also the headline attraction at a charity event which took place at the Metropolitan Police Club, Bexley, and helped to raise over 30,000 for local families who had lost relatives in the recent conflicts.

The Skatonics offer a full 2 hour set of music and their line-up, including keyboards and a brass section, ensures that the original sounds are kept intact. They also dress the part, Tonic Suits, Trilby hats etc, which helps to fully complete the experience.

All members of the Skatonics have many years experience of playing on the corporate and private entertainment circuit and the band are able to supply professional PA and Sound Re-inforcement equipment as necessary for their performances.

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Set List

  • Gangsters (the Specials)
  • The Prince (madness)
  • Shanty Town (desmond Dekker)
  • Do The Dog (the Specials)
  • Special Brew (bad Manners)
  • Too Much Too Young (the Specials)
  • Bed & Breakfast Man (madness)
  • Missing Words (the Selecter)
  • Do Rocksteady (the Bodysnatchers)
  • Message To You Rudi (the Specials)
  • It Must Be Love (madness)
  • Madness (madness)
  • Poison Ivy (the Lambrettas)
  • Hey Little Rich Girl (the Specials)
  • Basket Case (green Day Ska Style)
  • Lorraine (bad Manners)
  • Embarrassment (madness)
  • Rat Race (the Specials)
  • Tarzans Nuts (madness)
  • Monkey Man (the Specials)
  • Three Minute Hero (the Selecter)
  • On My Radio (the Selecter)
  • My Girl / Swan Lake (madness)
  • 54/46 Was My Number (toots And The Maytals)
  • Israelites (desmond Dekker)
  • Baggy Trousers (madness)
  • Lip Up Fatty (bad Manners)
  • Too Much Pressure/pressure Drop (the Selecter)
  • Little Bitch (the Specials)
  • Longshot Medley (the Specials)
  • Nite Club (the Specials)
  • One Step Beyond (madness)
  • Night Boat To Cairo (madness)
  • And Many More!

Previous Clients

  • Royal Bank Of Scotland
  • Hsbc
  • British Motorcycle Federation
  • Hoverspeed
  • Eurotunnel
  • Bbc
  • Cheltenham Scooter Club
  • Bullseye Scooter Club
  • Benenden Hospitals
  • Addington Palace
  • Imperial College, London
  • And Many More!


A raucous, rollicking, heavy heavy monster of a gig.
- Evening Standard

"Possibly the best Ska band in the UK, thanks for a great night guys!"
- Help4aHero (charity)

"Just awesome! Thanks for making the Christmas party so special"
- Imperial College

Skatonics? I love those guys!
Dominic King, Radio Kent.

A great gig once again and great feedback from all who attended
The Bullseye Scooter Club, Crawley.

Weve been wanting to book a Ska Tribute act for years, and luckily we found one of the best
British Motorcycle Federation.

Top performance Skatonics, cant wait to book you again for next year!
Platt Party in the Park organisers.

Set Format

The Skatonics Offer:

2 x 60 Minute Sets
3 x 40 Minute Sets