Bad Manners are an English 2-Tone Ska band fronted by Buster Bloodvessel and formed in 1976 at Woodberry Down Comprehensive School,North London, where the members studied.
At the beginning, none of the eight members played any instrument.
The members are :
Buster Bloodvessel - Vocals
Simon Cuell - Guitar
Lee Thompson -Bass
Richie Downs - Keyboards
Matt Goodwin - Sax
Matt Bane - Drums
Colin Graham - Trumpet
Russel Wynn - Percussion
The Specials are a British band formed in 1977 in Coventry, UK. Their founder, Jerry Dammers, based on his knowledge of 60's mod and ska cultures, formed the label "Two Tone", releasing a number of seminal singles by seminal bands with the same passion, outlook and style. The Specials assault on both the charts and popular UK culture began with their debut, "Gangsters", closely followed with a cover of "A Message to You Rudy"...
Ska legends The Hotknives were originally formed in 1982 in England by a group of friends interested in ska, dub, reggae and Northern Soul. They recorded two live albums, "Live at the boatman" and "Live and Skanking" before recording their first studio album, "The Way Things Are" in 1989. Having reached the top of the 3rd Wave ska scene and been banned from Radio in the UK, the band decided to call it a day in 1993.
Well it should be spelt 'The Selecter'!
A nine-piece Ska outfit based in London. The Apocryphalites try to bring Ska back to its original form by blending their own tunes with 60s covers from the likes of Desmond Dekker, Prince Buster and the Skatalites together with Ska versions of everything from Gnarls Barkley to 70s TV.
Copious are a 5-piece indie/rock band from London, UK. They consist of: Alun Cornish - Bass
Andrew Stroud - Lead Guitar
Danny Elbaz - Vocals
Jose Joyette - Drums
Michael Stroud - Guitar Songs are currently available to listen to on their MySpace and also on XFM Uploaded.
Formed in 1994 in Montreal, Quebec, the Planet Smashers