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Looking for ska bands for hire? Headliner has a range of acts who play ska music, be they original or tribute acts. Whether you want to hire a ska band or a reggae band (or a ska reggae mix!), Headliner has a plethora of options for you.

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 late 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. Headliner helps you find the best ska bands for hire in your area.

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    • Skamite

      Band act for hire
      Did you wear brogues, Fred Perry T-Shirts and skank to Madness, Bad Manners and The Specials? Do you like all the Ska, Reggae, 2-Tone & Mod classics, and wanna be entertained? Then you'll love SKAMITE! Borne out of the ska scene in Essex and now the premier name in town, it's no wonder the ...
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      Fee from £1500
    • The Estimators

      Band act for hire
      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 roots warriors get nothing less than 'total music respect' with their full respect showing to the music ...
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      Fee from £1500
    • REMINISCE REGGAE BAND

      Band act for hire
      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 Rocksteady and more, as session musicians our band members have collectively our individually worked with ...
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      Fee from £1500
    • Last Train to Skaville

      Band act for hire
      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 play all the ska hits from The Skatalites, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Toots and the Maytals and ...
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      Fee from £1900
    • Baked A La Ska

      Band act for hire
      “UPBEAT ANTHEMS AND DANCEHALL SKANKING…WOULDN’T YOU JUST LOVE TO SEE THIS LOT LIVE?” - The Sunday Times “UTTELY BONKERS BUT IRRESISTABLE” - Manchester Evening News “RETRO-HIP ENOUGH FOR THE COOL KIDS YET GRANNY CAN SHAKE HER BONY HIPS AROUND TO IT TOO” - The Independent on Sunday Baked ...
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      Fee from £2500
    • Blondie and Ska

      Duo act for hire
      Blondie and Ska Tribute recreates classic tunes from Blondie, Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners, Bob Marley, The Jam, The Who and more. Blondie and Ska Tribute has over 30 years of performance experience, including over 800 hours of live performances at over 100 different venues across the ...
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      Fee from £425
    • The Paradimes

      Band act for hire
      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 band have honed their specific style of authentic and original reggae, rocksteady and ska through song ...
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      Fee from £900
    • Mainly Madness

      Band act for hire
      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, Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Dekker, Prince Buster etc. Don't take our word for it, see them ...
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      Fee from £1209
    • THE SKA FACES

      Band act for hire
      A vibrant, high energy tribute to the classics of Mod, Ska and 2-Tone
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      Fee from £1250
    • Ska Wars

      Band act for hire
      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 live? If so you'll know what we're talking about. You'll rarely see so much energy on stage and so ...
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      Fee from £1300

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