Welcome To a new Skanking 2014.
This is SKAMBOMAMBO's new look site. Stay tuned for band, gig and event info.
Currently the band is working on new tracks. Be the first to get all the news as it comes right here. Tracks will include "End of Your Liberty", "Thank God," "Twang, Twang," "No One In Sight," "Pretty Cool" and "The Unknown."
The new Skambomambo Video for Living on the Ska another track off the Made to Specification LP has been released today 19.11.2013. The video features a Go-karting contest held in Szczecin 2013. Some cool thrilling shots produced in collaboration with Anidroc Productions.
Below are Don Mario's lyrics for "Living on the Ska."
Rudy's got one desire, needs to get no higher, music is his firewire,
And you're living in the line of fire.
Rudy needs no bungee dive, he need no overdrive, music makes him come alive.
And now he's living in the line of fire.
Rudy, needs to pay the rent, but all the money went,
On two tone ska, it's money well spent.
Skambomambo on the microphone, on the sex & phone and two tone ska,
Skambomambo when you're home alone on the telephone and no mama.
Skambomambo has released a new video for 'Skalleluia' a track off their latest album 'Made to Specification.' It features scenes from events during the Tall Ships Races 2013 which ended in Szczecin,Skambomambo's hometown. The idea was to give people a picture of what Szczecin is about. The parade was joined by the crews of the competing vessels from all over the world. These included crews from Poland, the host country, Ukraine, Russia, Bulgarian and other Eastern European countries, The UK, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Spain....... Brazil, Mexico....... and many others from Africa and Arabia. Skambomambo performed during this event. The main performances included Top Polish stars and Nelly Furtado. Szczecin was in the limelight and on all Polish TV stations for the 5 day bonanza of Tall Ships and their crews, concerts, events and party. Another film collaboration between The Skambomambo Mob and Anidroc Productions.
Skambomambo has been sleeping through the summer and somewhat left this blog alone. So just for the record. Many gigs but the most important events for the band was gigging for the Woswin Rockfest and especially during the Tall Ships' Races Final in Szczecin on 02.08.2013. A record 400,000 plus people invaded the city to watch the vessels and accidentally Szczecin's Ambassadors of Culture SKAMBOMAMBO.
Skambomambo has released it's new Video for To The Limit from the Made to Specification Album. In collaboration with Anidroc Productions, the video features a car that drives through the winter snow of Europe, through the seas and oceans right down to the isle of Malta which is Don Mario's home. Then the Skambo car takes to the skies and to the cosmos, before landing safely back home. Push the limit. How far can you go?
Day 4 was a Sunday and SKAMBOMAMBO saw it was the seventh day and so they rested, content with the work they had made. So what does the band do with a free day? Chat up people and friends on FB, read mags, lounge on Adee's sofa. Laze about, sleep in, stretch your toes and waffle in the bath. Shave. Mundane, run of the mill things on a Sunday far away from home. Not a day to check your accounts. Brrr!
Of Course it could not be so still and quiet for too long. Musicians have big egos and unfulfilled ambitions. Here's the truth coming out. Meet Misiek, in other words Misiek the Pooh our sweet teddy bear on the bass when he's actually SKAMBOMAMBO's drummer. He's even ready to go out on the streets of London promoting the band. XXL Skambo T-Shirt, fits him like a glove.
He's obviously not the only dreamer about. Here's Porek experimenting with a weird instrument he's never seen the likes of before, wishing he was down in Abbey Road and called Porek Lenon. Yes I guess that would be a good name for him. Anyway there was a jam session on for all the neighbours to enjoy. "Imagine there's no trumpet, and there's only piano, imagine all the people, playing the paino oooh," so Porek sings.
The other hit of the whole tour was a little wrist wrangler called 'Powerball.' It whirred and buzzed all over the SKAMBOMAMBO bus throughout Europe and had now fizzled comfortably into Adee's London hole. Every SKAMBOMAMBO member gave it a real long and good try. By the end it would have wasted itself into a whimper, burnt out by all the guys' twirling around. It's gyroscope went on strike and Pavarotti bought a new one upon arrival. But that's much later.
Here's good old Adee with a knife! Getting ready for a Jack the ripper act on SKAMBOMAMBO. The soups and breakfast he prepared for the band were absolutely ravishing. Thumbs up to the chef, not the Swedish one from the Muppet Show but good old Adee. SKAMBOMAMBO's official chef, manager, tourist guide, PR person, bodyguard, all in one.
In the evening SKAMBOMAMBO landed in Camden for a bit of a social mix around. This is the story of a band that is out on the road with all the fun mixed up with the hardships of the trade. Penniless, we got offered drinks and a lot of love by people who make the band's effort to survive in this tough music market worthwhile.
Asleep or awake in the van, the Skambobus goes through Germany, Holland, Belgium all the way to Calais. All the guys have their preferred sleeping and snoring sk2 two-triple tone rhythms.The SKAMBObus has comfortable seats but all of us are dreaming of the comfy beds they slept in only last night.
Date 27.07.2012 (Time 01:00)
The Drivers Misiek and Daniel and Navigator Don Mario stop for a well deserved and needed coffee break.
Date 27.07.2012 (Time 02:00)
And so on from one phase to another, sweet dreams to grim reality.
Date 27.07.2012 (Time 04:00)
The sun rises on the SKAMBObus somewhere in Belgium.
Date 27.07.2012 (Time 08:00)
Finally the Skambobus lands in Calais and it's time to take the ferry to the white, white hills of Dover
Date 27.07.2012 (Time 12:00)
Below it.s obvious that on the right, one can see the guys who slept most of the way and to the left, Daniel who had the last shift as a driver on the right. Funny thing is SKAMBOMAMBO gained a full hour thanks to time difference between CET time and GMT mean time.
Date 27.07.2012 (Time 12:00)
This was Misiek's first time ever to the UK and he could hardly wait!
Skambomambo is in Dover at around 13.30 and then a 3 hour drive to London. It is time for the London Olympics and there is a lot of traffic, but the Skambomambo arrives at 17:00. No sleep, no shower. Time to gig all over again. Our host, manager in London is the best guy in the world. Meet Adee, in the photo on the left with Don Mario.
Date 27.07.2012 (Time 17:00)
We don't have any photos of our first gig in London this time. Unfortunately we had run out of battery power. It was a long night with Skambomambo coming up as the second band, with the Live Vice, Candy Rose and Something Simple.