The last few years have seen the band play some prestigious venues in the UK and across Europe, county showgrounds, racecourses, Santa Pod raceway, The Dublin Castle, West Ham F.C. In June 2017 they headlined the ‘Electro Love’ stage at the Isle of Wight Festival.
They have backed SUGGS himself at a charity event in Whitstable and went on to support the mighty MADNESS at the Kent County Showground alongside THE DUB PISTOLS, THE DUALERS, THE CUBAN BROTHERS plus supported and DAVE WAKELING’S THE BEAT at the Waterfront in Norwich. 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.
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.
The Skatonics are currently in the process of writing their first EP of original tracks, to be released Spring 2019.
This 9-piece band really is one of the ‘must see’ SKA bands in the UK.