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.
The Skatonics pride themselves on an authentic look and sound. Sharply dressed in tonic suits, pork pie's and loafers to match the tight, energetic sets they perform to loyal followers. At any event, you can expect to hear most of the hits from the bands of the 2tone era as well as some older Trojan ska classics and a few 'others' the band have given their little ska twist to.
This 9-piece band is rapidly becoming one of the 'must see' SKA bands in the UK.