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tsax2012

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I'm forming a ska band, and most of the ska bands with a decent sax sound are rather old. Do you know any more contemporary bands with a good sax sound aside from streetlight manifesto? I'm not looking for a Lee Thompson, but I need to hear something to get an idea of the sound I need to look for.

One that also has brass in its horn section would be useful.
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Check out El puseycat ska and Kingsize, both local groups from Leicester playing the old school Jamiacan dance hall stuff.
 

Jules

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Topcats from here in the UK, Planet Smashers from Canada... sure I'll think of more later....
 

TomMapfumo

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New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble would be worth looking up on MySpace.......!

Kind regards
Tom
 

dooce

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Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra - I posted a link up here a few weeks ago. Although they are probably more afro than straight ska but still have a great horn sound.
 

tsax2012

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Love the planet smashers and the NYC ska jazz ensemble. The Topcats sound like 50's rock more than ska. I haven't listened to the last one yet. Thanks for the suggestions! Now for the real challenge, find a clarinet in a ska band.
 

TomMapfumo

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......................................thanks, Officer Dibble.................... :shocked::w00t:;}

Love
Tom:cool:


BTW - leave the Clarinet out of it for Gawds' sake!
 
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TomMapfumo

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Good point..................................! Some good stuff out there.............!

Kind regards
Tom
 

tsax2012

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klezmer...very interesting. I like this sound and I think my band will to. We can definitely play something like that. little more...american but that general sound is good.
 

RedBottom

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I love El Pussycat - did so from the first time I heard them and subsequently got my bloke to badger them so much for their CD (he used to work at De Montfort Hall) that they gave me a copy FoC.

I went to see them once at De Mont when they playing support to a band that featured at least one of The Specials. We'd had complimentary tickets and ended up walking out halfway through the main act, so disappointing was it after El Pussycat.
 
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