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About Skabucks

Top Two Tone tunes from Britain's premier ska band. Formed in 2007 with over 1000 gigs under our belts.
Ska band
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HEY YOU…… DON’T WATCH THAT……WATCH THIS ……this is the heavy, heavy monster sound!!!!! Tip-top, don’t stop, rip it up, rip snortin’ tear it down, all-time big-time, toe tapping, foot stomping, hand-clapping, pulse-racing, fist-pumping, high fiving, getting it on, getting down, finger-lickin’, ass-kickin’, ultra hi-test, hi-energy ‘, hi-voltage, dancin’ skankin’ uptown top rankin’ groovin’, grindin’, turnin’ stormin’ sound of the most bodacious, badass mother-funkers delivering the top end of maximum Ska and Two-Tone.

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Song list

The best of Madness, The Specials. The Beat, Bad Manners and all your two tone faves:
One Step Beyond
Rat Race
Prince Buster
Double Barrel
Poison Ivy
Rankin Full Stop
Do Nothing.
Ghost Town
Night Club
Mirror in the Bathroom
Baggy Trousers.
Lip Up Fatty
Tears of a Clown
Special Brew
Skinhead Symphony
House of Fun
Night Boat to Cairo
It Must Be Love
My Girl
Hands off she’s Mine
Sally Brown
My Girl Lollipop
Too Much Too Young
Welcome to the Monkey House
Man at C and A
Little Bitch
Inner London Violence
Bed and Breakfast Man
Ne ne na na na nu nu
Woolly Bully
Do the Dog
Pump it Up
Dawning of a New Era
Guns of Navarone
Dreadlock Holiday
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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Skabucks always bring the party! Top notch toe-tapping tunes and maximum energy mean that the dance floor is never empty

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Every venue from your local pub up to Birmingham O2, Santa Pod Raceway and Skegness Ska and Reggae festival

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Madness, The Specials, The Beat and Bad Manners

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Probably the Birmingham O2

Do you have different line-up options?

We have a standard line-up of 6 musicians: Vocals, guitar, bass, keys, sax and drums

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We are always happy to accommodate your timings. We know that life is never straightforward!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Happy to play our own playlist or yours through our PA. Typically, we can continue the music for 30 minutes after we finish playing for no additional charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually like to arrive a minimum of 2 hours before start time (or before we have to be clear of the room). Takes us about 90 minutes to set up, and then some time to get changed before we start

Can you roam around while you perform?

We do a bit of that as part of the show, but we're not a roaming band as such. We love a bit of audience participation

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

You can absolutely choose your faves from our setlist.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

We provide all PA and lights

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Happy to learn requests for an additional fee of £60 per song


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

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Up to 1 hour£1200
Up to 2 hours£1400
Up to 3 hours£1600
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From Encore customers:

Nick S
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely Fab!!! Will definitely book again.

Reply from Skabucks
5 months ago

Thanks Nick! And thank you for your kind hospitality. And absolute pleasure to play for you

Amy M
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Best of the best! We love you!

Reply from Skabucks
5 months ago

Aw thanks Amy! We had the best time. It was a pleasure from start to finish

Jennifer S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

The band are absolutely fantastic Communication from their tour organiser could be better and clearer but on the whole wow

Hayley W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Skabucks are without doubt a magnificent experience. Great set list, great people and fantastically entertaining. Worth every penny, would book again in a flash !

From other customers:

2 years ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

First time I’ve seen the amazing skabucks - but what a special 👰 and groom 🤵 moment ❤️- thank you for inviting us to be part of your reception which was buzzing all night with skabucks

Michelle E
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Guys this is a bit late!! Anyway would like to say a massive thank you on behalf of myself and my husband Keith Evans for playing at his 60th birthday party on the 22nd December. You were bloody brilliant as always and completely made the party! Everyone loved it!! Thanks again Michelle Evans xx💕

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