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Come find us wherever we are playing, listen, smile, and start to move your feet…

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"A brilliant gig from Ska Train, tickets sold out in 24 hours!"
Temperance Music Bar, Leamington Spa

 "Ska Train are a really super band, can't wait for their return" 2-Tone Village, Coventry 

"Without doubt Ska Train are the best band we have ever had here" Potters Green Social Club, Coventry

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Ska Train are a fabulous 7-piece ska tribute, party, and festival band hailing from Coventry, the birthplace of 2-Tone, and covering the whole of the UK.

Ska Train deliver a feast of high-energy ska and 2-Tone favourites, peppered with crowd-pleasing ska'd-up surprises.  They cover The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, Bad Manners, The Bodysnatchers, The Beat, and many more from the UK ska and 2-Tone era, plus a fine selection of original Jamaican ska classics.

Introducing Ska Train...

Ska Train was formed in early 2023 by drummer and Midlands rudeboy Lee Bayliss, who was quickly joined by seasoned frontman Mike Took (vocals) and the highly experienced Parkin brothers, Steve and Rich, on guitar and keys.  The line-up was completed in style with a truly fabulous horn section featuring Bill Gibbon on sax and Nik McKiernan on trombone, and by the end of the year the band had recruited the amazing Nathan Howard on bass.  Ska Train’s set-list is a blend of iconic 2-Tone classics and original Jamaican ska tunes, peppered with the occasional curve-ball song choice to delight audiences of any age and musical interest.  Demonstrating their authenticity, Ska Train made their live debut playing a full set at Coventry’s 2-Tone Village in September 2023, thereby making a bold statement of their desire to celebrate the joy of ska music with live audiences everywhere.

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Ska Train rolls into Temperance in Leamington Spa!
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Ska Train Do Murphfest 2023
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                            2024 DATES
03/11/2024 Temperance, Leamington Spa
06/10/2024 Temperance, Leamington Spa
14/09/2024 Private Party, Monmouth
04/08/2024 Temperance, Leamington Spa
20/07/2024 Knights@ The 2-Tone Village, Coventry
13/07/2024 Newnham Country Festival, Daventry
07/07/2024 Temperance, Leamington Spa
05/07/2024 Napton Music Festival
22/06/2024 Caldecott Arms, Long Lawford
08/06/2024 Private Party, Bristol
02/06/2024 Temperance, Leamington Spa
11/05/2024 Potters Green Social Club, Coventry
05/05/2024 Temperance, Leamington Spa
19/04/2024 Cross Keys, Stratford-upon-Avon
13/04/2024 Cubbington Social Club, Leamington Spa
07/04/2024  Temperance, Leamington Spa
30/03/2024 Coundon Social Club, Coventry
03/03/2024 Temperance, Leamington Spa
02/03/2024 Greyhound Inn, Leamington Spa
23/02/2024 Cross Keys, Stratford-upon-Avon
                            2023 DATES
09/12/2023 Potters Green Social Club, Coventry
11/11/2023 Skank For Heroes, Coventry
22/10/2023 Temperance, Leamington Spa
24/09/2023 Knights @ The 2-Tone Village, Coventry
26/08/23 Murphfest, Leamington Spa
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