Exeter Phoenix Simmertones Gig
The Simmertones return to Exeter in January 2021! Support comes from THE EMBEZZLERS and The Reggaskas
Over the past decade, The Simmertones have established themselves as one of the UK’s leading authentic ska and reggae bands. These nine South West musicians regularly get packed venues and festivals jumping with their exciting and infectious live sound.
The band are frequently played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, particularly by Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq, who have playlisted their songs Run For Your Life, Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps, and Dr. Who.
The spring of 2018 saw the release of an eagerly awaited, brand new studio album entitled 10 Feet Tall. The Simmertones’ previous album Something For The Weekend? won Best Album at the South West Music Awards in 2013. The album received worldwide airplay, as well as rave reviews from Ruby Turner and members of The Specials and Madness.
The EMBEZZLERS are a 6 piece, 100% Live, SKA band based in Exeter, Devon.
Playing the best in SKA and 2TONE from Desmond Dekker, Toots, and Jimmy Cliff to The Specials, The Selecter, Madness, and The Beat, etc. Oh… and there’s even a tiny little bit of The Clash thrown in for good measure!
Going back to the late 70s and early 80s the sounds of the likes of Madness, The Selector, and The Specials were floating around on the airwaves, uplifting the spirits… and that music still does that to this day because SKA and 2TONE were, and still is, a movement that unites people. All sorts of folk turn out for EMBEZZLER Shows and no matter who they are and where they are from, they are all there for the same thing – The Music (oh… and maybe a few beers too!!!) So whatever your roots… Come join the extended family!
Comprising of a bunch of highly experienced and extremely dedicated musicians, The Embezzlers have every base covered with a top-notch horn section, killer keys, perfect offbeat strings, crazy tight drums, and all fronted by ‘Murph’… Front Man with more energy than a gallon of Red Bull! If you can keep up with him then you are a true ‘Bezzler’!!!
EMBEZZLERS gigs are an experience not to be missed. HIGH ENERGY, HIGH SPIRITS, LOTS OF SINGING, and most definitely LOTS of SKANKING going on. Crowd participation is by no means compulsory of course, but you won’t be able to help yourself tapping your foot, let alone coming right down the front and getting fully involved!!
The Reggaskas are an eight-piece female-fronted band, with a strong rhythm section accompanied by a lively horn section. Performing unique original songs and a few covers with an energetic reggae/ska vibe, which guarantees to get the crowd dancing.
Founded in 2014, The Reggaskas first single ‘Who’s the Daddy’ went down a storm. Releasing their first album called ‘Long way home’ in 2016, which has been played across local and national radio stations. Playing live at many festivals, weddings, and pubs over the years, this is a band not to be missed.
Creating that unique sound has to be the bond between the band-members who share the same passion for the music and the creative spark to make something unique.
Who’s the daddy
Reggaskas - Top 10 ska and reggae band from the UK, The Greatest Ska Bands of All Time. Written original songs. Bands in Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Newton Abbot, Teigmouth, Totnes, Truro, Devon, Cornwall. mp3 download for the Reggaskas shop.
Reggaskas – Gangsters (The SPECIALS)