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Act Profile


Skankstas have been together for five years.

The band have built up a name for entertaining, and involving audiences in their shows in clubs, pubs and festivals across London and the South East.
Recent gigs at Proud Camden, The Bedford in Balham and Folkestone Ska Festival have cemented their reputation as a great live act featuring top quality musicians.
As such, Easyskanking aim to put a smile on your face and a swing in your step!

A typical set includes songs ranging from Desmond Dekker's 'Israelites', through 'Monkey Man', via a reggae rendition of 'Walking in the Air' and over to a rather surreal delivery of Katy Perry's 'I Kissed a Girl'.
If you can hum it, we'll skank it!

Act Information


A seven piece band consisting of drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, saxophone, percussion and three vocalists.

Extra Line-up(s)

As above, plus a brass section. Usually trombone and trumpet.

Also included

We have a very good quality 2kw PA with an extra 1500 watts of foldback/monitors.
We also have a portable lighting rig.


South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Wales.

Previous Clients

The Bedford Pub (Balham), Vann Fest, Folkestone Ska Festival, Proud Camden, Sound Lounge, private parties.


‘The locals and I thoroughly enjoy EasySkanking everytime they play here. The music and atmosphere they bring each time turns them into the most whimsical snake charmers. 10/10 would hire again!’
Louis Norris
The Manor Pub, London, Sw17


We are happy to play tunes chosen by clients in a ska/reggae style.
We play unexpected tunes such as 'I Kissed a Girl', 'The Model' and 'Volare', and skank them up.
We involve audiences in our show, inviting them to play percussion etc.



Skanked up Easy Listening
Katie Perry I Kissed a Girl
Kraftwerk The Model
Johnny Cash Ring of Fire
Dean Martin Volare
Paul Anka Diana
Amy Winehouse Valerie
Gerry and the Pacemakers Youll Never Walk Alone
Chuck Berry Johnny B Goode
Chris de Burgh The Lady in Red
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
Frank Sinatra Fly me to the Moon
R.E.M. Losing my Religion
Audrey Hepburn Moon River
Aled Jones Walking in the Air
John Denver Take me Home Country Roads
Desmond Dekker 007 (Shanty Town)
Desmond Dekker Israelites
Prince Buster Whine and Grine
Prince Buster South of the Border
Lord Tanamo Im in the Mood for Love
Jimmy Cliff You can get it if you Really Want it
Toots and the Maytals Pressure Drop
The Maytals Monkey Man
Guy Lombardo Enjoy Yourself
Dandy Livingstone Rudy A Message to You
The Melodians Rivers of Babylon
The Melodians Sweet Sensation
Hopetown Lewis Sound and Pressure
Andy and Joey Youre Wondering Now
Bob Marley One Love
Jah Jah People Fatty Bum Bum

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.

Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)