Adding the new Modern interpretations of classic Ska/Soul/Reggae and Rock along with some of the latest releases of some brand new tracks by The Supatones the band is looking to be the next big thing.
Not content with playing before 25,000 people at recent events, with such 80's & 90s stars as Neville Staple, and So Solid Crew’s Romeo, The Hull-based six-piece (complete with three-piece brass section) are looking forward to visiting Hull on their current UK tour to promote themselves and their latest material.
The band have been attracting the attentions of a number of top names within the ‘Ska’ circuit, most recently with 80's skankers ‘The Beat’ and the little-forgotten ‘Bad Manners’.
SupaTones Bass player Pat has close links with the 'Manners after last year performing live on stage with them at a capacity venue in Manchester.
The audience reactions to such an on-stage energy, and entertaining crowd interactions from lead singer Nicky, have brought comparisons of the band to both No Doubt and The Selector because of the rare occurrence of a female lead-singer.
“Kick A*$ performance” said East 17’s Brian Harvey at a recent gig the ‘Tones and East 17 performed at.
Because of the bands exciting mix of experience and youth, the SupaTones have a vibrancy and energy that has not been around since The Specials and Madness were popular, the aim being to bring together the die-hard fans of the era and a fresh, younger audience, combining unique versions of well known Ska classics "My Boy Lollipop" and "One Step Beyond", to upbeat party atmospheric singles “Come On Eileen” and Lulu’s “Shout”, blended in with tracks from their upcoming debut album, featuring the fanzine friendly hit “Mice In the Cellar”.
The band consist of lead singer and sax player, Nicky Garton; Pat Pretorius on bass; drummer, Alan “Beatthief” Smith, keyboardist and trumpet, Wayne Wilis; Adam “Skank” Thompson on trombone; and Jo Moore on Guitar.