Welcome to the London Ska Orchestra. We play our own brand of modern, hornful ska.
We do covers, re-working tunes into our own unique style. Everything we play, is designed to get you dancing. We like to push the ska genre to the limit, keeping things invigorated with our repertoire choice. Our sets are full to the brim with an eclectic mix of tunes, drawing from:
Classic Ska - think Skatalites, Don Drummond, The Maytals
Ska Punk - Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, Less Than Jake
And most importantly....
Our Own Modern Ska Stylings - bespoke re-worked versions of modern songs you know and love, transformed into our dancefloor filling ska masterpieces!
We're also working on a crack set of originals, but they're being kept tightly under wraps until completely ready.
We are a 7 piece band consisting of:
Alto Sax / Clarinet
Between them, these musicians have played at venues from the Royal Albert Hall, to Buckingham Palace. They've played Reading and Glastonbury Festivals, performed live on BBC Radio 3, and work with organisations from the London Symphony Orchestra to bands like the Bombay Bycycle Club. Skills? Yarp.
"High energy, well rehearsed, and a genuine crowd pleaser. The London Ska Orchestra never ceases to deliver on atmosphere, talent and enthusiasm. We would happily sire their children..."
- Tom Jackman, Multiple Bar Owner
"Thank you for an amazing night. It was great to have a band that made everyone dance - even the boring ones in the corner."
- Jono Gadsby, Wedding Client
"A broad array of songs infectiously infused with ska."
- Mother of Band Member
We play anywhere, anytime. From wedding receptions to 3am barn parties, city cocktail bars to festivals. We can also offer a range of additional services, such as background jazz sets, custom song arrangement and backing band work.If you're a venue owner, someone looking for live music at your event, or an artist manager - please get in touch via the contact page.
We are proud to be a representation of the musical talent in London town and we will travel worldwide to spread our love of ska.