Think of Ska and it conjures images of Madness 'Baggy Trousers' or The Specials 'Too Much, Too Young' at weddings and parties. The Ska era of the late 70s and early 80s was a revival started by Desmond Dekker and The Skatalites in the early 60s. This was later continued by bands such as Reel Big Fish and No Doubt in the lat 80s and 90s.

Originating in Jamaica with influences spanning Calypso, Reggae and R&B. Ska bands are perfect to get the party started and keep your guests dancing or 'Skanking' all night long.

Headliner helps you source and book great soloists, bands and DJs for your wedding, party or corporate event. Find and hire a local Ska band for your event.

  • Last Train to Skaville

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1500
    All aboard the Last Train to Skaville! Leaving Kingston, Jamaica 1963 arriving in Coventry 1979. From Studio 1 to 2 Tone, join us on the musical journey of ska! This fantastic 9-piece band will ...
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  • The Estimators

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1000
    The Estimators are the ultimate and unique party experience. The Estimators are a splendid vibrant traditional Jamaican ska band hailing out of London. These true Jamaican ska music ...
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  • The Paradimes

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £900
    Sometimes a band comes along that has no other agenda than to create good music and the Paradimes are one of these bands. They do not live in the past nor do they try to create the future. The ...
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  • Mainly Madness

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1209
    Renown for being one of the most entertaining tributes on the circuit, not only a tribute to the great band, Madness, but also to other ska and 2 Tone legends, the Specials, Bad Manners, the Beat, ...
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  • THE SKA FACES

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1000
    A vibrant, high energy tribute to the classics of Mod, Ska and 2-Tone
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  • Blondie and Ska

    Duo act for hire
    Fee from £425
    Blondie and Ska Tribute (including Reggae & Mod). Classic tunes from Blondie, Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners, Bob Marley, The Jam, The Who and loads more. Over 30 years performing experience ...
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  • Ska Wars

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1300
    The 2Tone Scene is an international phenomenon. Ska and Rocksteady have a great natural rhythm and we defy anyone to stop themselves from dancing when it kicks in. Have you seen Ska Wars perform ...
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  • REMINISCE REGGAE BAND

    Band act for hire
    Fee from £1200
    REMINISCE REGGAE BAND was formed in August 2008 by Charles Nelson, bringing together a team of top session musicians well seasoned in all styles of Jamaican music, styles include Ska Reggae ...
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