Ska Wars is an established 6 piece band of fun loving musicians whove been playing the national circuit for over 15 years, performing hundreds of shows for pubs and clubs, corporate events, weddings, birthdays and national festivals.
With a charismatic front-man and energetic band, Ska Wars always gets the audience dancing to the 2-tone classics of the Specials, Madness, Bad Manners and the Selector, and more...
Ska Wars standard Madness line-up consists of drum kit, bass, guitar, keyboards, tenor sax, lead and backing vocals. The deluxe 'Specials' line up includes an extra brass player, and/or extra lead vocals.
Ska Wars is happy to negotiate on size of the band, number of sets, and song requests. Typical performances are 2x45 minutes or 2x60 minutes. All musical aspects for events are catered for including music playlists, full PA and lighting.
Over the years they've supported artists such as: The Selector; Aswad; Geno Washington; Jools Holland with Rico Rodriguez (The Specials); Chaz and Dave; Bill Bailey.
- Song List
A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDI (The Specials’ version)
BAGGY TROUSERS (Madness)
CHASE THE DEVIL (Max Romeo and The Upsetters)
CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU (Bad Manners’ version)
ENJOY YOURSELF (The Specials’ version)
FATTY FATTY (Bad Manners)
GANGSTERS (The Specials’ version)
GHOST TOWN (The Specials)
GUNS OF NAVARONE (The Skatalites)
THE HARDER THEY COME (Jimmy Cliff)
HOUSE OF FUN (Madness)
ISRAELITES (Desmond Dekker)
IT MUST BE LOVE (Madness)
LIP UP FATTY (Bad Manners)
LITTLE BITCH (The Specials)
LIQUIDATOR (Harry J All Stars)
LONGSHOT KICK DE BUCKET (The Pioneers)
LOUIE LOUIE (Toots and the Maytals’ version)
MIRROR IN BATHROOM (The Beat)
MONKEY MAN (The Specials’ version)
MY GIRL (Madness)
NIGHTBOAT TO CAIRO (Madness)
NITE KLUB (The Specials)
NO WOMAN NO CRY (Bob Marley)
ON MY RADIO (The Selecter)
ONE STEP BEYOND (Madness)
PRESSURE DROP (Toots and The Maytals)
SKA WARS THEME (Ska wars/John Williams/LucasFilm)
PASS THE DUCHIE (Musical Youth – yes, we know…)
SHAME AND SCANDAL (Peter Tosh)
SKINHEAD MOONSTOMP (Symarip)
SPECIAL BREW (Bad Manners)
TEARS OF A CLOWN (The Beat’s version)
THE DEATH MARCH (Ska wars/John Williams/LucasFilm)
THREE LITTLE BIRDS (Bob Marley)
TOO MUCH PRESSURE (The Selecter)
TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG (Specials)
YOU CAN GET IT IF YOU REALLY WANT (Jimmy Cliff)
54 – 46 (Toots and The Maytals)
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Ska Wars/Richard Strauss/Stanley Kubrick)
- Booking Options
The band can perform a 2x45 minutes or 2x60 minutes sets.
Additional musicians can be provided as a deluxe package which includes either a another lead singer or an extra brass player for larger events or those extra special moments.