The first single of 2020 for Skata Tones, Hands Up, is a high speed and relentless ska journey…

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Hands Up Artwork by BGBoogie

…with a stunning performance from vocalist Robbie, punctuated by the virtuosity of a rhythm section that is seemingly glued together and the infusion of styles from heavy rock to hip-hop and dub. As if that’s not enough, there’s a 6 piece horn section blowing the back door down too.

Track credits & Info:

Written and performed by: Skata Tones

  • Robbie Jay Hurrell: Vocals & Backing Vocals
  • Jamie Prouse: Guitars & Bass
  • Billy Hammett: Drums & Percussion
  • Sir Strawberry H. Jamalot: Saxophones & Clarinet
  • Paul Moulton: Trumpet
  • Rick Palmer: Trombone

Horn arrangements: Sir Strawberry H. Jamalot

  • Recorded at Momentum Studios, Plymouth
  • Engineered by: Josh Norton-Cox
  • Mixed by: Josiah J. Manning
  • Mastered by: Andy Miles at Star Delta Mastering
  • Artwork: BGBoogie

Raising money for Tonic

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The proceeds (streaming and download revenue) from Hands Up are to be donated to Tonic Music for Mental Health, whose mission to raise mental health awareness, challenge stigma and promote mental wellbeing through music and the arts is very close to our hearts.

We’re really pleased to be able to support this superb charity, so please, please stream and download and every penny we receive will be passed on to Tonic!*

Initial target £500 – let’s do it!

*Streaming and download revenue can take up to 12 months to appear and will be subject to the fees charged by the service used, so please bear with us – whatever we get will go in the pot.

There’s also a Local Giving page here: