The Skapones are a 2Tone Ska band based in the Tees Valley in England.The ensemble got together to play a music that they all love, and the chaps intend to perform a selection of 2 Tone anthems andother foot stomping tunes, with the objective of making you dance and smile. The debut original album of material ” Cradle To Grave” is due for release in early 2018.The Ultimate party band
RUDE BOY GEORGE
Rude Boy George is a NYC-based band that reimagines 80’s New Wave classics in ska, reggae and rocksteady versions. They are motivated by a shared love and respect for ska (reflected in the reference to 1960s and 2 Tone rude boys) and the extraordinary amount of good music produced in the late 70s and early 80s New Wave/post-punk era (Boy George). And they want to have some fun doing it. That’s Rude Boy George’s agenda and mission statement–as simple as that.
THE CROMBIES ( members of Lord Mikes Dirty Calypsonians, Deals Gone Bad, The Stranger, The Sonnets, The Civilized Age, with very special guest King Hammond)
Hey you! Are you missing that live 2 Tone sound? Well listen buster…you better start to move your feet. The dance craze sound has returned to Chicago! This are THE CROMBIES! Beats that go one step beyond. Riddims that will have you ranking full stop. Ska that will free Nelson Mandela over and over.
DJ CHUCK WREN (Jump Up Records)
DJ Chuck Wren has hosted the ska radio show “Everything Off-Beat” across the Chicago dial since 1989, currently airing Sundays at 9 PM on WLUW-FM 88.7. Since 1993, his label JUMP UP RECORDS ( www.jumpuprecords.com ) has released over 100 albums including ones by local faves Deal’s Gone Bad, The Drastics, and Green Room Rockers. His monthly night at Delialh’s is Chicago’s longest running ska/reggae night at 18 years, and when he spins you see piles of piles of original Jamaican 45s sprawled all over the place.