For those who don’t know, or haven’t had the chance to see us yet, Wandering Ska are a groovy and mobile Ska Band!
Born of Ska Daddy, Wandering Ska became the answer of what to do between stage sets at festivals. We started playing intimate sets out and about in cafes bars and marquees, with minimal battery equipment and it has developed from there. We are essentially ‘Ska Daddy on the move’!
Gradually the sound system has grown, including the introduction of ‘the box’ our 12v sound-system and various chargeable amps and devices, powered wherever possible by our solar panel set-up. We even use a full ‘Flats’ drum kit with riser transported on a golf trolley.
Everything is mobile, set up time is about 10 minutes. We find a welcoming spot, set up and play for as long as the party needs us.
We’ve been playing UK festivals for 6 years, from early clandestine appearances at Sunrise and Big Green to more recent festival bookings including annual performances at Glastonbury.
We play mostly festivals and outdoor events but love to play parties and stage gigs too. We have also got a small marquee and low voltage lights set-up and have put on a few one day music events. We can provide this for festivals parties and events.
We play a combination of our own material mixed with classic ska and reggae. We sing vocal harmonies, have a three piece horn section, accordion, keys and a rhythm section comprising bass, two guitars, drums, Djembe and percussion.
We were booked to play The Lama Tree Festivals 2008 and 2010, both on stage and out and about, and played approximately 14 performances on each occasion.
This year 2012 we headlined Hope Festival and will headline Friday night The Stroud Fringe Festival. We’ve also been out and about playing venues, festivals, events and parties.
Last year 2011 we headlined Hope Festival and performed out and about, and on a couple of stages at Glastonbury Festival. Our thrid Glastonbury in succession.
We’ve even been known to show up at football matches, playing in the stands. Our ‘football set’ comprises short blasts of our favourite tunes, usually 5 to 10 seconds long responding to play in the pitch. It’s very funny.. and we’ve yet to be kicked out!
We aren’t a show band; the music comes first and foremost. We love what we play and are very proud of our style and individuality. We are a proper band that just plays in unusual places.
People like it so we do it, simple as that. It’s a party every time. If it’s a stage slot, or an open air set or playing a party through the night it’s just a good feeling, everyone having fun and enjoying the moment.
Our core members have played together as Ska Daddy, it’s a great line up and leads to a responsive and adaptive set.
but most importantly…
Wandering Ska is an excuse for a good party! Book us this year and well all have a great time. See you there
Bill: 07799 036161 email@example.com
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