British ska musical groups

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  1. Bad Manners

    Bad Manners


    Bad Manners are an English ska band led by frontman Buster Bloodvessel. Early appearances included Top of The Pops and the live film documentary, Dance Craze.

  2. Dan Woodgate

    Dan Woodgate


    Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, London, that formed in 1976. One of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s 2 Tone ska revival, they continue to perform with their most recognised line-up of seven members.

  3. The Specials

    The Specials


    The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry. Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude", and had a "more focused and informed political and social stance" than other ska groups. The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits, and loafers)." In 1980, the song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached number one in the UK. In 1981, the unemployment-themed single "Ghost Town" also hit number one in the UK Singles Chart.

  4. English Beat

    English Beat


    The Beat (known in North America as The English Beat and in Australia as The British Beat) are a 2 Tone ska revival band founded in Birmingham, England, in 1978. Their songs fuse ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock, and their lyrics deal with themes of love, unity and sociopolitical topics.

  5. Spunge



    Spunge (often typeset as [spunge] - lead singer Alex Copeland has joked that the brackets are in the name so that the letters do not fall out) are a ska punk band from Tewkesbury, England. Through many years of touring, Spunge have toured with or played alongside a number UK bands; and several more American bands such as Green Day and Dropkick Murphys; and been supported on a UK tour by Bowling for Soup; the latter of whom contributed backing vocals to the song "Centerfold" on the That Should Cover It! album. Alex Copeland recently stated in a statement on Facebook he would like people to know that the band had not died in 2011!

  6. Amazulu



    Amazulu were a British ska / pop band from the 1980s. Composed of five females and one male, they achieved success in the UK charts with four top twenty hits - the biggest of these being "Too Good to Be Forgotten" in 1986.

  7. Pauline Black

    Pauline Black

    British actress, singer and writer

  8. Beshara


    British, Musician

  9. The Bodysnatchers

    The Bodysnatchers


    The Bodysnatchers were a seven-piece all-female band involved in the British 2 Tone ska revival of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

  10. Ska Cubano

    Ska Cubano


    Ska Cubano is a London-based group which combines ska and Cuban music such as son and mambo, with elements of other genres including cumbia and calypso.

  11. Capdown



    Capdown are a band from Milton Keynes, England. Originally known as Soap, their songs have political themes as alluded to by their name, which is short for Capitalist Downfall. Mixing ska, punk, hardcore, dub, drum and bass and reggae, Capdown built a reputation around their independent releases and numerous tours.

  12. The Hotknives

    The Hotknives


    The Hotknives is a ska band from Horsham in Sussex, England.

  13. The Selecter

    The Selecter


    The Selecter are a 2 Tone ska revival band from Coventry, England, formed in mid 1979.

  14. The Restarts

    The Restarts


    The Restarts are a street punk band from London, England.

  15. Zen Baseballbat

    Zen Baseballbat


    Zen Baseballbat are a ska band from Widnes, England. They were the subject of a Granada TV documentary "Twin Town - North West Attitude".

  16. Anweledig



    Anweledig are a band from Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales; their style is a mixture of funk, reggae, ska and rock. The band consists of Ceri Cunnington (vocals), Gai Toms (guitar/vocals), Iwan 'Oz' Jones (guitar), Rhys Roberts (bass guitar), Alwyn Evans (drums), Joe Buckley (keyboard), Edwin Humphries (saxophone), Barri Gwilliam (trumpet), and Arwel Davies (trombone).

  17. King Prawn

    King Prawn


    King Prawn were a prominent band of the UK ska punk scene during the 1990s and early 2000s. The band re-formed in 2012 with a new lineup.

  18. The Dualers

    The Dualers


    The Dualers is Tyber Cranstoun and his eight-piece band who perform ska and reggae, playing both original material and cover versions.

  19. Gentleman's Dub Club

    Gentleman's Dub Club


    Gentleman's Dub Club are a British dub band, originating from Leeds, Yorkshire.

  20. The Skabilly Rebels

    The Skabilly Rebels


    The Skabilly Rebels are an English band formed in 2003 by Roddy "Radiation" Byers, formerly of The Specials and Sam Smith, who had previously worked together in rockabilly band The Bonediggers. The band is based in Coventry, England. Their songs, all written by Roddy Radiation, are a hybrid of Ska and Rockabilly music styles.

  21. Howards Alias

    Howards Alias


    Howards Alias were a band in the modern UK underground punk scene. They formed in 1999 in Southampton, England and blend an eclectic mix of rock, progressive, punk and ska influences into their own musical output. They permanently disbanded in April 2008.

  22. Symarip



    Symarip (also known at various stages of their career as The Bees, The Pyramids, Seven Letters and Zubaba) were a ska and reggae band from the United Kingdom, originating in the late 1960s, when Frank Pitter and Michael Thomas founded the band as The Bees. The band's name was originally spelled Simaryp, which is an approximate reversal of the word pyramids. Consisting of members of West Indian descent, Simaryp is widely marked as one of the first skinhead reggae bands, being one of the first to target skinheads as an audience. Their hits included "Skinhead Girl", "Skinhead Jamboree" and "Skinhead Moonstomp", the latter of which was based on the Derrick Morgan song, "Moon Hop".

  23. Mouthwash



    Mouthwash were a ska-punk band, originally formed in West Norwood, London, England, in 1995.

  24. Thrill Collins

    Thrill Collins


    Thrill Collins are a British acoustic trio, that specialise in 1980s and 1990s cover versions and are part of the nu-skiffle movement and of the larger Cheltenham folk music scene. The band played their debut gig before their first rehearsal, stepping in at the last minute to fill an empty slot at a local event.

  25. The Ramong Sound

    The Ramong Sound


    The Ramong Sound was a British R&B, soul and ska band, active from 1965 to 1966.

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