Raising the Roof at the Palladium Club

Skata Tones returned to The Palladium Club for yet another Sell-out performance

The boys in the orange ties headed down to Devon’s loudest living room after a jam-packed summer of festival performances. With support from The Barefoot Bandit, the show had already sold out some days ahead and the bands were greeted by a packed audience at the intimate venue.

Photos by Jack Brown

The Barefoot Bandit put the hammer down and opened the night with a searing performance, whipping the audience up with their solid reggae sound and powerful vocal harmonies. Also coming off the back of a busy summer of festivals, the band has been enjoying a growing audience following throughout the UK. Big tunes such as Call Me A Liar and Hard Life had fans singing and dancing along.

Photos by Stuart “Scrumpy” McConnell

Skata Tones headed out to an excited and packed crowd, opening with a fanfare from the brass section and the riotous Legs Up Knees Up before launching into Paolo Nutini’s Ten Out Of Ten – a track that has become quite a crowd pleaser for the band. Fans were treated to the first ever performance of a brand new track – Rum Pot Pirate – a dub-influenced number, celebrating a ‘pirate-style’ party vibe.

With the sweat rolling and atmosphere high, the band rattled through the bangers with many audience members knowing every word! Sing-along features in Fire and the latest video single Sing With Me were met with enthusiasm and came to a frenzied climax, setting the pace for the band’s traditional closing tracks Something Real and Rolling Into Work.

It was never going to stop there, however, with Skata Tones returning to the stage for a triple encore, closing with the title track from their new studio album A Day At The Fair – homage to the festival scene, with the unforgettable hook “Welcome To Boomtown”.

Photos by Stuart “Scrumpy” McConnell

The new studio album A Day At The Fair on CD and Vinyl was available to buy alongside badges, T-shirts and stickers. Many fans opting for autographed copies, keeping the band busy with the Sharpies afterwards!

Apologies to anyone who couldn’t get in as the venue was at capacity. Do check out the tour calendar for more opportunities to keep up with the band and get your copy of A Day At The Fair on CD or Vinyl HERE

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