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BAKED A LA WHO? Meet the uttely bonkers but irresistable Manchester Ska Band

Squeazing on to our bijou stage on Sunday afternoon at Boho Festival 2024, Newton Nottingham. 11 piece ska band 'BAKED A LA SKA' promise to be the perfect tonic for the final day of a summer festival, a real pick-me-up! But they aint no ordinary Ska Band (i think the clue is in their name!!). This is what the press say...


“Just as Madness fused English quirkiness with a punchy Jamaican beat, so this Manchester-based outfit possess their own brand of in-your-face eccentricity. They have a sharp eye for cover tunes, too: Steve Miller’s Abracadabra and Disney’s slithery ditty Trust in Me, from The Jungle Book, both receive memorable updates. As for the originals, there are echoes of the the unpredictable Vivian Stanshall amid the upbeat anthems and the dancehall skanking. Alien and Who Shot the Milkman? are weird but infectious. Wouldn’t you just love to see this lot live? ” 

The Sunday Times


“UTTELY BONKERS BUT IRRESISTABLE”

Manchester Evening News


“RETRO-HIP ENOUGH FOR THE COOL KIDS YET GRANNY CAN SHAKE HER

BONY HIPS AROUND TO IT TOO”

The Independent on Sunday


Inspired silliness, good vibes, strong musicianship and many toe-tapping tunes” 

R2 (Rock’n’Reel) Magazine


Check out 'Ska Of Wonder' 😂.....


Baked A La Ska are the “heavy heavy sound” of Manchester, a super charged 11-headed ska monster on a rampage through the dance floors of the UK leaving a trail of skanked out bodies in their wake.

It’s a band of assembled oddballs and pranksters brought together by keyboardist and wizard Mr John Ellis, fronted by an un-holy trio of singers: Frank “The Skank”, Tommy Robot and Kuntri Ranks, who combine with the soft lilt and harmonica magic of Robin Sunflower. Baked A La Ska also feature one of the tightest rhythm sections in Manchester with the “chops to make you drop”.

The band have release four acclaimed albums showcasing their trademark mix of spaced out and spooky originals plus quirky covers that have been put through their ska machine.


Baked A La Ska are synonymous with legendary shows at Manchester’s Band On The Wall and have performed riotous sets at the Kendal Calling, Matthew Street, Saddfest and Hungry Pigeon festivals.


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