2 Much 2 Young Ska tribute band from the West Midlands is an energetic two or three piece with years of experience playing to live crowds. Complete with live keyboards and two male vocalists they will perform an authentic set of ska classics hits from the last 40 years including Madness, Bad Manners, The Specials, The Selecter, Desmond Decker.
They are ideal for a wide selection of occasions and events. A few new ideas will soon have the party in full swing with a ska tribute show guaranteed to fill the dance-floor. 1 x 60 minute set or 2 x 45 minute sets with a break and fill in the gaps with CDs if needed.
Ska (/skɑː/; Jamaican: [skjæ]) is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. It combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues.
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Ska is characterised by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the off beat. It was developed in Jamaica in the 1960s when Stranger Cole, Prince Buster, Clement “Coxsone” Dodd and Duke Reid formed sound systems to play American rhythm and blues and then began recording their own songs. In the early 1960s, ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica and was popular with British mods and with many skinheads.
Music historians typically divide the history of ska into three periods: the original Jamaican scene of the 1960s; the 2Tone ska revival of the late 1970s in Britain, which fused Jamaican ska rhythms and melodies with the faster tempos and harder edge of punk rock forming ska-punk; and third wave ska, which involved bands from a wide range of countries around the world, in the late 1980s and 1990s.
The 2Tone genre, which began in the late 1970s in the Coventry area of UK, was a fusion of Jamaican ska rhythms and melodies with punk rock’s more aggressive guitar chords and lyrics. Compared to 1960s ska, 2Tone music had faster tempos, fuller instrumentation and a harder edge. The genre was named after 2 Tone Records, a record label founded by Jerry Dammers of The Specials.
In many cases, the reworking of classic ska songs turned the originals into hits again in the United Kingdom. Wikipedia
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