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Playing the Cray Festival


Jul 7, 2013 festival, setlist, videos , , Comments are off

We had a lot of fun playing the Cray community festival yesterday. The sun had got his hat on, there was a good sound system and an appreciative audience. If we did cliches, this is where we would say ‘what’s not to like?’.

Well, perhaps we would have liked to play for a little longer as we only had time for a relatively short set:

  • Guns of Navarone
  • My Boy Lollipop
  • Price Tag
  • 99 Red Balloons
  • Tainted Love
  • Rudy, A message to you
  • Gangsters

Leah enjoys an ice cream before our set

We’ve got hold of some very lofi video of our performance. The quality is pretty poor, and the camera gets jolted a few times.

But you can see that we were having a good time, and even through the rubbish sound quality, you can tell it was a tight performance. It’s not going in our official video collection though.

This was one of our two horn gigs – something we do when there are short sets and someone can’t make it. But there will definitialy be three horns at our next gig.

Watch this space for more details.

Nigel with scooter

Cray festival gig pm Saturday July 6th


Jul 2, 2013 festival, gig Comments are off

Don’t forget that we are playing the Cray festival this Saturday at 4:15 pm.

There are more details about the line up at the Festival website – and it is clearly a varied set of acts.  We follow the the UK’s hip-hop dance champions.

As well as the music stage, there is a lot more going on across the site in what looks like a great community event. We are looking forward to it – it’s a long time since we have played on a festival stage.

St Mary Cray is to the south east of London – and the festival site is ten minutes walk from Orpington High Street.

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The Skamonics play the Cray Festival July 6th


Jun 20, 2013 festival, gig Comments are off

We will be playing at the Cray community festival on the afternoon of Saturday July 6th. We will be on stage at about 4:15 pm.

St Mary Cray is in South East London. Think Orpington – and there’s a map below.

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There’s a varied line-up of acts on the music stage.

Ska and scooters always go together, so we expect to go down well with those at the festival for the vintage scooter display.

But there’s lots more going on. To quote from their website and Facebook page:

The Cray Festival is a “Community Festival” of Live Music & Arts on Sat July 6th at the recreation ground St Mary Cray , with the emphasis on social cohesion and inclusion where people of all ages and walks of life are invited to take part. Artists, Live Bands,performers,Volunteers,Sponsors,Local business and the many amazing Community Groups in the area will be taking part.

We are not sure how much social cohesion we can deliver, but watch out for some skanking and top ska.