Can you stay in your seat or not tap your feet? Not when we're in the building! Come join the skanking bedlam that is a Skababs gig.
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 and other foot stomping tunes, with the objective of making you dance and smile. They have supported acts like Bad Manners, The Lambrettas, The Toasters, Vin Gordon, Dennis Alcapone, Roddy Radiation of The Specials, Bruce Foxton's From The Jam at venues like ARC Stockton On Tees where they had a successful performance and successful performances at the 02 Academy Newcastle..They have also played with members of The Specials, Bad Manners & The Selecter. They have played at festivals such as Stone Valley, YSA Invasion 12, the Great Northern Mod & Ska Festival,The Lindisfarne Festival, the Woodhorn Festival and the prestigious gig at the Feuerwerks Open Air Festival at The Reduit in Mainz, Germany amongst many other successful gigs. They have recorded tracks in the past for the Specialized Project that raises money for Teenage cancer Trust & Youth Music UK- " Police On My Back" for the Specialized project album " Combat cancer- A tribute to The Clash", "Midnight Ravers" for the 2016 "One Heart - A tribute to Bob Marley" album and "Smithers Jones" for the 2017 Specialized tribute to The Jam.The band have also headlined events for March Of The Mods, Our House all dayers in York and Barnard Castle Big Day Out. They have also released 2 CD Eps "The Tommy Gun EP" and latest " Rudys Return " EP which features Lynval Golding & Jon Read of The Specials.
The band have played at prestigious venues like The Dublin Castle in London and will be playing the 100 Club supporting Lee Thompson of Madness in 2017. Their debut album " Cradle To Grave" is also due out in 2017.
Safehouse are an Edinburgh based band, with five permanent members, formed in August 2005. Safehouse have previously been described as a Blues Rock and Psychedelic band and more recently as Southern Rock specialists. Current line-up includes two founder members of Blues N Trouble (John & Sean) and the awesome talents of Ali Petrie on keys who tours with the American singer songwriter Nell Brydon, The gritty vocals of charismatic singer Chris Peebles & the Anchor Man Andrew Stirling on Bass. The set always contains a mixture of original and covered tunes that lead themselves to improvisation and classic Safehouse interpretation.
The band have supported many major artists both in the UK and In Europe including , Devon Allman, Duke Robillard, Royal Southern Brotherhood and in a previous life BB King, Van Morrison, Albert King, Robert Cray & dozens more! .
Most recently the band joined forces with the Whitesnake guitar player Bernie Marsden and played under the banner of Snakehouse with the set having a large portion of Allman Brothers tunes, taken from the Safehouse Edinburgh Festival "Allmans Appreciation show" and supplemented by some classic rock and a selection of Bernie’s Whitesnake classics.
Event: The Skababs, The Skapones, Safehouse
Date: Saturday 23rd February 2019
Time : 12:00 - 03:00
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