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The Skadinals

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About The Skadinals

Classic Ska covers band playing hits by Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners, The Beat and others
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We are a 5 piece band based in the Oxford area. We play classic Ska and 2 Tone covers.

The Skadinals' Reviews

From customers:

Lee M
2 years ago

What a night! Best night I have had with my clothes on in a Very Very Very long time. The atmosphere was just amazing, the music fantastic, and when the "Honk Hook" came on for the Nightboat to Cairo finale, the whole bar erupted. Just a great night, if you get a chance make sure you check out #TheSkadinals just great!

Col (
2 years ago

What a year it's been for the Skadinals! When the 5 of us first got together at the end of March for an intensive 3 month Ska bootcamp, we weren't even sure we would be ready for our first gig in July. But after a brilliant attitude and a lot of hard work by everyone (especially our Sax player, Steve), we made that first gig and 10 more over the following months. The one consistent factor over all those gigs was our brilliant audiences. They turned up in large numbers, danced their hearts out and showed us so much appreciation it was humbling. We'd like to thank everyone who has come out to see us this year, you're the ones that make this worthwhile. With 7 gigs already lined up for next year, 2023 is looking like it will be a great year for The Skadinals. We hope you'll come and share it with us! Our next gig is Saturday 28th January 2023 at Fatlils Witney. Why not get some tickets? It's the perfect xmas gift for the Ska lover in your life and we'll see you there. Oh and bring your dancing shoes, you'll need 'em 😉

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The Skadinals' Song list

My Girl
House Of Fun
The Prince
One Step Beyond
Night Boat to Cairo
It Must Be Love
Baggy Trousers
Message To You Rudy
Too Much Too Young
Pressure Drop
Little Bitch
Nite Club
Enjoy Yourself
Monkey Man
You're Wondering Now
Rat Race
Poor Little Rich Girl
Wooly Bully
Special Brew
Sally Brown
Lip up Fatty
Cant Take My Eyes Off You
Hands off She's Mine
Can't Get Used to Losing You
Mirror In The Bathroom
Tears Of A clown
Food for Thought
Poison Ivy
On My Radio
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We bring a raw energy to our music that many other ska bands seem to lack. This music is infectious and we always get the audience dancing and singing along.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Various pubs/clubs around the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire region.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners & The Beat

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

We have played Fat Lil's in Witney and have just been offered a spot on the Main Stage at the Witney Music Festival 2023.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up consists of Drums, Bass, Guitar, Sax and Vocals. We try to add a trumpet for larger scale events

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

We'll try to be flexible with start/end times but we currently offer 2x 45 minute sets with a short break in between.

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

We play music through our PA before the gig, during the break and for a little while after while we are packing up.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually like to have at least an hour for setup and sound checking.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Most of the stages we play on are fairly small for a 5 piece so we tend to not move around the stage that much.

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

We currently offer a tight package of 30 or so songs, all of which are well known classics for any ska fan.

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

We will provide our own PA and basic lighting. We will obviously need access to plug points and enough space for a 5 piece band.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there is a specific song, sufficient time and it's within our genre we could have a discussion about learning it. This would be considered on an ad-hoc basis.
Ska, Covers, 1970s era music, 1980s era music
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Birthday party, Corporate event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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