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Skatonics Band
THE SKATONICS came crashing onto the scene in 2007, and since then have performed to the ever growing enthusiastic Ska followers at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe.
The last twelve years have seen the band play some prestigious venues in the UK and across Europe, county showgrounds, racecourses, Santa Pod raceway, The Dublin Castle, The Hope & Anchor (where Madness and The Specials started out) and even a pre-kick off gig at West Ham F.C. In June 2017 they headlined the 'Electro Love' stage at the Isle of Wight Festival to a crowd of several thousand which impressed the band as their timings clashed with Rod Stewart and George Ezra.
They have backed Suggs recently at a charity event in Whitstable and went on to support the mighty MADNESS last summer at the Kent County Showground. They have also supported the likes of The Selecter, Bad Manners, Reef, Geno Washington, Neville Staple (The Specials), Bruce Foxtons 'From the Jam', The Blockheads and many others. They have also been regulars at large VW events, Dub Aid, numerous scooter rallies, BMF meetings and Folkestone's annual 'Skabour' Festival since it's started in 2010 when the guys were the very first band on supporting The Beat.
2019 sees the band writing and releasing new original music and playing gigs up and down the country such as the Stone Valley Festival (South), the British Grand Prix at Silverstone as well as supporting the likes of Bad Manners and The Dualers. They are ready for an exciting year performing live and promoting their new original music.
The Skatonics are: Lee Thompson (vocals), Laura Betts (vocals), Alex Budd (guitar), Stuart Miles (bass), Ian Scouler (drums), Duane Gatland (saxophone), Pete Buckingham (keyboards), Paul Bedford (trombone) and Elaine Williams (trumpet).
Skatonics Band
Photography: Tom Parsons
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