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Happy Birthday Grangewood Park | The Skamonics - London ska band


Sep 13, 2021 Comments are off

Yesterday we were asked to play at the 120th birthday party of Grangewood Park in Croydon. So we did, for our second post lockdown gig.

We hope to get some better photos rather than these snatched phone snaps.

The weather held up. The generator worked – except when it cut out for about a minute during Latin Goes Ska. But of course we kept playing and it came on just as we hit a new section, so the PA, bass, guitar and keys all came in together as if on cue.

We got to play an hour long set and eat too much cake.

As Desmond Dekker lived his final years in Thornton Heath, we dug out a couple of his songs that we have not played for a while as a tribute.

This is what we played.

  • Chinatown
  • Guns Of Navarone
  • Latin Goes Ska
  • Tide Is High
  • My Baby Just Cares for Me
  • Enola Gay
  • You Can Get It If You Really Want
  • London Calling
  • Tainted Love
  • Iraelites
  • Baggy Trousers
  • My Boy Lollipop
  • Night Boat to Cairo
  • Gangsters