Skata Ones

Skata Tones: The Line-up

robbie_hurrell Robbie Rupert Hurrell – Vocals 

They say he has to be seen to be believed. We still don’t believe him. Any man who can eat four tins of all-day-breakfast and still breathe, let alone hold an audience in the palm of his hand, should be approached with caution. Ladies beware, they are not his own trousers and he has been known to perform in his bare socks…




rob Rob Brooks – Guitar & Vocals

When it comes to mastering the six strings of Ska, this man holds all the off-beats. They say the quiet ones are the dangerous ones and Rob doesn’t disappoint. Light the fuse and just watch him go.




strawberry Sir Strawberry H. Jamalot – Saxophone

Is it the beard? Is it the playing? No, it’s Sir Strawberry H. Jamalot. In his element, Sir Jamalot brings a funk-influenced dinosaur roar to the stage with his bendy sex whistle and a little bit of electronic magic.




james_fidge James ‘The Fingers’ Fidge – Bass

He’s for real. Pumping hard lines of pure filth straight and true, James is solid as a rock. You’d be forgiven for thinking that he only got the job to please the ladies, but that’s only half of it. Taxi man to the band, this man plays as hard as he surfs, and he surfs like a monster.




 billy-hammett Billy Hammett – Drums

Recently the front cover model for Rhythm magazine, Billy not only brings fame and prestige to the Skata Tones, he’s a true dynamo of caribbean beats. The percussive powerhouse of the band, Billy has a hard-hitting style that won’t fail to get you moving.




The Support & Management Team:

Josh ‘wake me up when we get there’ Hawker – Sound

Our dedicated sound man, Josh is the 6th member of Skata Tones, getting the best out of our sound everywhere we go. Our man at the desk, Josh is in demand as a technician and works for The Factory Barnstaple as well as providing his services to other prestigious acts, such as Willie & The Bandits. He can regularly be found looking very tired, clasping a strong coffee. He doesn’t mince his words either.

Paul Brooks – Management

General booking agent, logistics man, waistcoat supplier… Paul puts the hard yards in to get us out in front of you lot. Without him, we’d just be a bunch of guys who get together occasionally to play offbeats!

Pete ‘P-Dawg’ Fidge – Wheels & More

Driver of the ‘Chunderbus’, Pete is the ultimate roadie. A combination of patience and stamina enables him to cope with the long, late nights and a lot of waiting around!