Captain SKA were formed in 2010 when trumpet player and producer Jake Painter decided there wasn't a big enough musical response to austerity and neoliberalism. Their brass filled fusion of SKA, Reggae Hip-Hop, and Bashment has ever since been headlining clubs, festivals and political events across Europe often playing to crowds in excess of 40,000 people. The live show, described by Time Out as 'Riotous Protest Music' is billed as a 'Protest Party' with a message of solidarity and hope that spans the European continent.
In 2017 Captain SKA made international news when their 'Liar Liar' remix reached number four in the UK charts and number one on I-Tunes, even being credited with changing the result of the UK election, despite being banned by all UK radio stations.
The 8 piece band is comprised of some of London's finest session musicians, often seen with the likes of: Paloma Faith, The Streets, Culture Club, Vampire Weekend, Kwabs and Rick Astley.
Captain SKA have been featured on, BBC News, BBC Newsnight, SKY News, NBC News, Radio 5 live, Radio 4, ITV News, France 1, TV2 Denmark, Japan TV, Deutche 1
All management enquiries: Gudrun@captainska.com