The Skamonics played at our wedding, just under 10 years ago, and were one of the highlights of the day! We were wondering whether you might be free to play at our 10 year wedding anniversary party, which is on 24 November this year.
And so last night we made our way to the Hackney Coffee Company to play two sets. This was our first gig for some time and we had a blast. Remi joined us on guitar as special guest for his first gig with us, and having played in a ska band in Poland for ten years he was a natural fit.
We took a rushed picture at the sound check (before we had changed) and this is what we played:
Last night we went to Basildon – or more accurately Pitsea – to play a private function.
Here’s a clue to its purpose.
This was a full-on ska party with decoration to match.
And there were lots of cakes.
Here are some pictures from the soundcheck, but we didn’t get the chance to get anyone to take us while we performed.
We were asked to play Mirror in the Bathroom, Tears of a Clown and Red is Danger.
We’ve never done Mirror in the Bathroom before and had played Tears of a Clown only once before many years ago (and not very well). So some frantic arranging and rehearsing went on to get them up to scratch.
We hadn’t played Red is Danger for some time either. It goes back to the very early days of the band.We enjoyed reviving this. It will get some more outings now.
We also added One Step Beyond to our repertoire as it’s the right kind of tune to start this kind of evening as we mean to go on.
This is what we played.
One Step Beyond
Guns Of Navarone
Tide Is High
Mood For Love
You’re Wondering Now
You Can Get It
Harder They Come
Red Is Danger
Man In The Street
Mirror In The Bathroom
Red Red Wine
99 Red Balloons
Tears Of A Clown
Rudy A Message To You
My Boy Lollipop
Night Boat To Cairo
And this is what the client had to say afterwards.
“What can i say???? U guys were absolutely amazing. Everyone has been saying how bloody brilliant u were. I can still hear the music through my hangover. Thank u so much for making it such a great night xxxxx”