Welcome

 
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.
 
The debut original album of material " Cradle To Grave" is due for release in early 2018.
The Ultimate party band
 
 



 

Stone Valley Festival was a blast! 

June 29th saw us hit our third festival of the year after Nice n Sleazy and Party In The Park and this time we had the honour of opening up the rapidly growing Stone Valley festival in Stanhope, Co. Durham. 

Stunning weather made the event extra special but it was fabulous to see so many people turn out for our 6.30pm opening slot to pretty much fill the tent at one point and we thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and hope to be back - Nice to see our original stuff be well received as well. Big thanks to Paul ,John & the Stone Valley team. 

A few pics tell the story anyway LOL

 

*** Brand new THIRD single release July 4th! *** 

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the THIRD original single release from The Skapones! 

Released on Cosa Nostra Records on 4th July 2018, 
"BETRAYAL OF TRUST" has been a hit on the live circuit for a few months now and will feature on the forthcoming album. 

It will be available on download via iTunes/Amazon/CD Baby and other good download stores and on limited edition CD. 
Thank you all again for your amazing support

We luv ya!

THE BEAT FT.DAVE WAKELING & THE SKAPONES AT THE O2 NEWCASTLE! 

We had a fabulous time at the O2 Academy Newcastle on may 29th as support to Dave Wakeling's The Beat. Also in support were ska juggernaut Bombskare from Scotland.

Great crowd, nicely packed- we had  a great reception and a favourable review in the Northern Echo!

at the end of a  great Beat set, Dave invited a couple of Skapones onstage for a rendition of ranking Full Stop/Mirror In the Bathroom - see video attached here.

It was a great nice of ska and reggae and great to be back at the Academy.

Cheers to Dave & Sean at Mad Management London for booking us!

 

DEBUT ALBUM "CRADLE TO GRAVE" COVER UNVEILED! 

Ladies and Gentlemen! 
We are almost there. 
Final songs are being mixed & mastered and the long awaited debut album from The Skapones "Cradle To Grave" will be out shortly! 
Tonight we can unveil the album cover - Huge thanks to Dave Moran for his help.

IT'S DOWNLOAD DAY!! - THE GHOST IN ME IS HERE! - BRAND NEW ORIGINAL SINGLE 

Yes ladies and gentlemen! you can now download "THE GHOST IN ME / BIRD FLY HIGH" as separate tracks or full single from all the links below

Last time we did this with "From Cradle To Grave" we hit no.1 in the UK Reggae Charts -  is it too much to think we can aim for that again?

Ghost In Me is a haunting, melodic tune with Bird Fly High a reggae skanking instrumental.

Thank you so much for your support! It means a great deal to us!!

ITUNES DOWNLOAD LINK

AMAZON DOWNLOAD LINK

CD BABY DOWNLOAD LINK

GOOGLE PLAY DOWNLOAD LINK

PRE-OREDR YOUR "GHOST IN ME" VINYL 7" NOW! 

Well. Here it is - 
YOU CAN NOW PRE-ORDER THE 7" VINYL OF OUR NEW SINGLE "THE GHOST IN ME" AND THE B-SIDE "BIRD FLY HIGH" 
We need 100 sales to make the project work. If we don't reach 100 then it doesn't happen and everyone is refunded by the project leaders Diggers Factory. 
We would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support over these few years especially the exciting times in the last 12 months and ask you wonderful people to help us out again. 
we've included a nod to our favourite record label with the label itself. 
Huge thanks in advance. 
It does say August for delivery but in vinyl production terms that longest 12 weeks - itll probably be before if we reach 100 sales quickly. 
Much love all x

 

ORDER YOUR COPY HERE!!!

 

" THE GHOST IN ME" RELEASE DATE 

We will be releasing "The Ghost In Me" with our instrumental summery track " Bird Fly High" on Monday 14th May!

To start with the tracks will be available on digital download and CD, with possibly a vinyl run if theres a demand.

The track is getting rave reviews after radio station play and its looking like the BBC will pick it up as well!

Can we do it all again with your help? Lets get this to the top of the UK Reggae Charts again! 

you people rock and thank you for your continued support!

THE SKAPONES JOIN THE BEAT STARRING DAVE WAKELING ON TOUR! 

It is with some excitement that we can announce that we will be appearing at the fantastic o2 Academy Newcastle on Tuesday May 29th with our friends Bombskare as support to 2Tone legend Dave Wakeling and his English Beat (The Beat) band who are hitting UK shores for a tour in May!

We are mega chuffed to be supporting Dave , we have supported Ranking Rogers Beat also, so another legend in our cap that we will have played with.

Tickets are on sale NOW 

THE BEAT STARRING DAVE WAKELING WITH BOMBSKARE & THE SKAPONES TICKETS

A right old North east ska explosion on a school night? Damn right!

 

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