The Ska Kings

The Ska Kings

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Location Birmingham
Starting from £1999
10 Reviews

The Ska Kings are an energetic 8-piece Ska band from the Midlands with over 8 years of experience playing together.

  • Highlights
  • Available throughout the UK
  • Male and female lead vocals
  • 8-piece line-up includes complete horn section


Highlights include live collaborations with Damon Albarn of Blur, Dave Wakeling, Ranking Roger and The Beat, as well as performing at the Specials After-Party, performing on the same bill as Madness at the House Of Fun Weekender Butlins Minehead, and supporting reggae royalty Steel Pulse and Musical Youth.

The Ska Kings have also enjoyed headlining numerous festivals, scooter rallies and corporate events across the UK and are highly experienced in playing weddings, functions, parties and promoting their own shows. The ultimate tribute to ska. Available for bookings now!



By The Ska Kings




Taster Set List

  • Message To You Rudy – The Specials
  • Guns Of Navarone – The Skatalites
  • Ghost Town – The Specials
  • My Boy Lollipop – Millie
  • Special Brew – Bad Manners
  • 54-46 (that’s My Number) – Toots & Maytals
  • Train To Skaville – The Ethiopians
  • I’m In The Mood For Love – Lord Tanamo
  • Israelites – Desmond Dekker
  • One Step Beyond – Madness
  • Mirror In The Bathroom – The Beat
  • Night Boat To Cairo – Madness
  • Sally Brown – Laurel Aitken
  • Hands Off She’s Mine – The Beat
  • On My Radio – Selecter
  • Too Much Too Young – The Specials
  • It Must Be Love – Madness
  • Gangsters – The Specials
  • Monkey Man – Toots & The Maytals
  • Lip Up Fatty – Bad Manners
  • The Liquidator – Harry J All Stars
  • Skinhead Moonstomp – Symarip
  • Long Shot Kik De Bucket – The Pioneers
  • Tears Of A Clown – The Beat
  • Ten Out Of Ten – Paolo Nuttini
  • Nite Klub – The Specials
  • Pressure Drop – Toots & The Maytals
  • Too Much Pressure – Selecter
  • You Can Get It If You Really Want – Jimmy Cliff/desmond Dekker
  • You’re Wondering Now – The Specials
  • 007 Shanty Town – Desmond Dekker
  • Double Barrel – Dave & Ansel Collins
  • Phoenix City – Roland Alphonso
  • Occupation – Skatalites
  • Cupid – Amy Winehouse
  • Uptown Top Ranking – Althea & Donna
  • Hurt So Good – Susan Cadogan
  • The Tide Is High – The Paragons
  • You Don’t Love Me (no, No, No) – Dawn Penn
  • Help Me Make It Through The Night – John Holt

8-Piece Band:

  • Male Lead Vocals
  • Female Lead Vocals
  • Backing Vocals and Guitar
  • Keys
  • Trumpet / Sax
  • Trombone
  • Bass
  • Drums

9 Reviews

Top reviews

Donna Shepherd

Event: Private Party
Location: Middlesex

Absolutely bloody fantastic, thank you so much for making our wedding anniversary special.

Joe Humphries

Event: Wedding
Location: Glamorgan

Fantastic! Thanks very much guys. Ed and the band were extremely flexible given late start time changes and put on a real show. They really got the crowd going, a memorable evening and couldn't recommend them any more. Many thanks!

King-Wey Hii

Event: Wedding
Location: London

I always knew that I wanted The Ska Kings to play at our wedding (embarrassingly, even before the engagement)! I have always thought that they are one of the very few ska/reggae bands in the country who feel truly authentic. Even from the videos I saw online, I could tell that their energy is infectious - a great sign of real passion. Even with such high expectations, they did not disappoint! From the very first contact, they were friendly, professional and accommodating. On the day of the wedding, we were unsurprisingly running behind schedule, and it really comforted us with how they were super laid back, helpful and flexible. The icing on the cake is that they were all such lovely people. In fact, I think my partner and I even spent a considerable portion of our evening chatting and laughing with them! With everything going on, our only regret is that we couldn't give our full attention to all their performances. Hopefully we will have another special occasion on which we can book them again! Thank you, we couldn't be happier :-)

King-Wey Hii

Event: Wedding
Location: London

The Ska Kings were absolutely spectacular. They really brought the party and we felt as though they were genuinely enthusiastic. What's more, they were super flexible and accommodating with the usual delay in schedule that comes with weddings. Wish I could do it all over again!

Alice Allbrook

Event: Wedding
Location: Devon

Amazing in every way!

Jodie Fraser

Event: Wedding
Location: Devon

This band was absolutely fantastic! Had everyone up dancing all night and really got involved with the crowd. Couldn't praise them enough, thank you. Jodie and Lee.

Carly Walbridge

Event: Wedding
Location: Bristol

The Ska Kings were absolutely amazing!!

Jonathan Farrer - Interior Supply Ltd

Event: Private Party
Location: London

Samantha, the band was fantastic and full of superstars especially Jaz the girl singer. They were also nice guys, professional and friendly. Regards, Jonathan

Steph Baxter

Event: Wedding
Location: Birmingham

Great ska band!! These guys are amazing!!


    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    • Cambridgeshire £2,232
    • Norfolk £2,356
    • Norwich £2,356
    • Suffolk £2,356
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £2,170
    • Leicestershire £2,170
    • Lincolnshire £2,356
    • Northamptonshire £2,170
    • Nottinghamshire £2,170
    • Rutland £2,170
    North East
    • Durham £2,356
    • East Yorkshire £2,232
    • Leeds £2,170
    • North Yorkshire £2,232
    • Northumberland £2,356
    • South Yorkshire £2,232
    • Tyne and Wear £2,356
    • West Yorkshire £2,232
    • Yorkshire £2,232
    North West
    • Cheshire £2,232
    • Cumbria £2,356
    • Lancashire £2,356
    • Liverpool £2,294
    • Manchester £2,294
    • Merseyside £2,294
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £2,232
    • Berkshire £2,232
    • Buckinghamshire £2,232
    • East Sussex £2,480
    • Essex £2,480
    • Hampshire £2,480
    • Hertfordshire £2,356
    • Kent £2,480
    • London £2,356
    • Middlesex £2,356
    • Oxfordshire £2,356
    • Surrey £2,356
    • Sussex £2,480
    • West Sussex £2,480
    South West
    • Bath £2,356
    • Bristol £2,356
    • Wiltshire £2,356
    • Anglesey £2,170
    • Caernarvonshire £2,232
    • Cardigan £2,232
    • Denbigh £2,170
    • Flint £2,170
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £1,999
    • Cotswolds £2,232
    • Gloucestershire £2,232
    • Herefordshire £2,232
    • Shropshire £2,232
    • Staffordshire £2,170
    • Warwickshire £2,170
    • Worcestershire £2,170

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