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Ten years after – a repeat booking

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Nov 25, 2018 setlist, wedding , , Comments are off

We had a lovely booking inquiry a few months ago:

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:

  • Chinatown
  • Guns of Navarone
  • Latin Goes Ska
  • The Tide is High
  • I’m in the Mood for Love
  • My Baby Just Cares for Me
  • Work Song
  • Alley Cat Ska
  • Mambo Number 5
  • Enola Gay
  • Mad World
  • London Calling
  • Monkey Man
  • Red Red Wine
  • One Step Beyond
  • Mountain King
  • Come Dancing
  • Simmer Down
  • Pata Pata
  • 10 Out Of 10
  • 99 Red Balloons
  • Tainted Love
  • Rudy A Message To You
  • Baggy Trousers
  • My Boy Lollipop
  • Night Boat To Cairo
  • Gangsters

Cupcakes in Basildon

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Sep 28, 2014 gig, setlist , , Comments are off

Last night we went to Basildon – or more accurately Pitsea – to play a private function.

Here’s a clue to its purpose.Dadcake

 

This was a full-on ska party with decoration to match.

stage

And there were lots of cakes.

cupcakes

John's birthday cake

Here are some pictures from the soundcheck, but we didn’t get the chance to get anyone to take us while we performed.

Franksoundchecksoundcheck2soundcheck3

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.

First set Second set
  • 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
  • Enola Gay
  • Red Red Wine
  • Price Tag
  • Tequila
  • Misirlou
  • 99 Red Balloons
  • Tainted Love
  • Tears Of A Clown
  • Rudy A Message To You
  • My Boy Lollipop
  • Monkey Man
  • Baggy Trousers
  • Israelites
  • Gangsters
  • Night Boat To Cairo
  • Chinatown

 

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”

We had a great time too…