The Rudiments. a - The elements or first principles of a subject: The rudiments of grammar. b - A mere beginning, first slight appearance, or undeveloped or imperfect form of something: The rudiments of a plan. "there is nothing rudimentary about their sound. Another band that makes harmonies work for them, The Rudiments have 60s beat inspired tunes with hooks and melodies to make you smile"
.... .. .. .. .. .. .. .... Well, in a nutshell, Future Pilot UK began in 2006 in Exmouth England, playing local gigs in pubs and pretty much wherever they could. Slowly building up a playlist of punk and ska songs to unleash upon the world, Future Pilot have established themselves as a well known local band... .. They love playing live and play every gig like it's their last, because, well, that's the only way to enjoy it to be honest, so if you come to one of their shows, hopefully, you won't be disappointed!
Lightyear were a hugely popular ska punk band who blended elements of ska, pop, hardcore, punk and occaisionally hip hop who were probably best known for their intense live shows that regulaly saw members of the band (and unfortunately crowd) getting naked. Hailing from Derby and previously split up, they reformed briefly for the summer of 2006 in which they played a whirlwind UK tour which included both the Reading and Leeds carling festivals.
The Hostiles are a ska punk band from Ayrshire, Scotland who formed in late 2001 with a goal not to conform to popular music. The band, as a whole, is influenced by bands as diverse as Reel Big Fish, Earth, Wind and Fire and the Beastie Boys. They have have recorded 2 EPs, “Big Kahuna?” at Soundmagic Studios in 2004, produced by JP Reid and the “Niceday EP” at Maybank Studios in 2006, produced by Matt Harvey.
There are several bands called Catch 22, including ones in the ska (1), metal (2), jazz, American alternative, and 1980s UK punk genres. German tech-house producers Daniel Girresser & Michael Erb also use the name.
1) Catch 22 (ska): Catch 22 is a third-wave ska band based in New Jersey. The band was formed in 1995 by drummer Chris Greer and vocalist Tomas Kalnoky. They released a self-produced demo tape, Rules of the Game, in 1996. All 2000 copies of the tape quickly sold out.
Nancy Vandal is a punk band from Sydney, Australia that performed from 1993 to 2001 and had a reunion performance in 2003 and have, as of December 2008, planned a reunion and new EP for 2009. The band was initially called Hard Axe To Follow, then Nancy Vandal and the Popgun Assassins, but the last part of the name was later dropped. Nancy Vandal was formed by Warrane College students Foxtrotsky/Fox Trotsky and JJ LaMoore as a strictly pretend band as neither of them could play an instrument. Eventually the pair formed a real band called Meataxe that played on campus.
$up were a 6 piece skacore band from Peterborough, UK. They have disbanded, but over the years they've toured with Streelight Manifesto, played with Reel Big Fish, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Capdown and many more.
Knock-Out is a Punk/Reggae band from the Riverside, California. They have played alongside many well known bands such as Guttermouth, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Sugarcult, plus many more. Knock-Out is known for being able to flip the fastest punk into the smoothest reggae grooves. There is a lot more to this band then just labeling it as punk or reggae. Being heavily influenced by ska, Hip Hop, rock, and many other genres also, definitely keeps things interesting when listening to this band. Knock-Out is always busy with shows and writing so check out the website for more info.