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Rock & Pop

Saturday 2
February 2013

Derby Hall At The Met


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Baked A La Ska are the "heavy heavy sound" of Manchester, a super charged eleven-headed ska monster on a rampage through the dance floors of the UK.

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".

Their second album, Just Desserts, sees the band playing their trademark mix of spaced out and spooky originals plus quirky covers that have been put through their ska machine.

"A larger than life, good time big band who approach their genre of choice with the requisite combination of affection and irreverence... plus a big serving of Madness style music-hall humour, spiked through with dry-as-a-bone Mancunian wit. Their live shows are a riot."- fRoots

"Utterly bonkers but irresistible"- Manchester Evening News