Favourite Ska Singers?


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Mr Pringle
07-14-2009, 09:07 AM
I'm just curious over everyone's opinion on their favourite Ska singers, why do you like their vocals the most? Have you seen them live? How do they make you feel? and so on.

My personal favourite is Jake from Capdown simply for his energy during live shows, his vocals on Capdown's albums are amazing and i'm impressed by how he plays his saxophone then goes back into singing a verse so well. I live in Australia and was never able to see capdown live but i've seen many videos of Jake's awesomeness.

07-14-2009, 10:01 AM
Desmond Dekker, because he's the only one I know :)

07-14-2009, 10:11 AM
Jesse Michaels or maybe Mark Foggo or this Casillas from the Voodoo Glow Skulls

......or Johnny Skullfück, since I´ve heard he´ll bring out a Reel Big Fish cover album

07-14-2009, 10:43 AM
Tim Armstrong

07-14-2009, 11:35 AM
dicky barret and jason devore

07-14-2009, 12:44 PM
Johnny Skullfück

There's a name I've not heard for a while.

I think that if he did a Ska album it would be one of the most racist albums of all time.

ALL the songs would be about bananas and mary jane.

07-14-2009, 01:06 PM
My favourite ska singer has to be Pauline Black from the Selecter, i really love her voice.

But, i'd also have to say Chris Cresswell from the Flatliners. Moreso in 'Destroy to Create' than 'The Great Awake,' as their ska influence isn't heard as much in the more recent album.

There's also a really good ska band local to me that my band supported once called 'Blag.' Their vocalist is ace.

07-14-2009, 03:18 PM
Desmond Dekker, because he's the only one I know :)
He's probably the best too. As a bosstone fan though, I love Dickey Barrett, also the guy in the Mad Caddies (I don't listen to the band enough to remember their names).

07-14-2009, 03:53 PM
Kyle Molina of the Slime Kings.

Besides him though Buster Bloodvessel, Desmond Dekker, Prince Buster, Terry Hall, Pauline Black, Robert Hingley, Graham McPherson shiiiii

07-14-2009, 05:55 PM
Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye

07-14-2009, 07:41 PM
Obi Fernandez has a good voice, even though its a bit "generic" as my friends say

07-14-2009, 11:44 PM
Obi Fernandez has a good voice, even though its a bit "generic" as my friends say

this and Dicky Barrett

07-15-2009, 03:52 AM
i really like the guy from westbound train

07-15-2009, 01:28 PM
i really like the guy from westbound train

thats Obi Fernandez

07-15-2009, 01:46 PM
thats Obi Fernandez
I dont know why i just laughed so much...but yeah...that^

07-15-2009, 03:16 PM
Vic Ruggerio from The Slackers. So good.

07-15-2009, 03:53 PM
Vic is good. The guy who sings for the RX Bandits has a great voice and a very impressive range as well.

07-20-2009, 10:43 AM
Terry Hall (Specials), Suggs (Madness) and Buster Bloodvessel (Bad Manners)


07-20-2009, 12:31 PM
Both singers from Fatter Than Albert
Bradley Nowell (Sublime)
David McWane (Big D and the Kids Table)

07-21-2009, 05:37 AM
Kalnoky (yes, predictably)
The guys in Public Access
Chad from State Radio (more reggae than ska)

07-21-2009, 09:50 AM
I´m nearly ashamed, that I completely forgot Dick Lucas, he´s the best

07-22-2009, 06:47 AM
Suggs - Madness
Chuck Robertson - Mad Caddies
Vig Ruggiero - The Slackers
Monique Powell - Save Ferris
Matt Collyer - Planet Smashers
Aaron Barrett - Reel Big Fish

07-23-2009, 02:11 AM
I´m nearly ashamed, that I completely forgot Dick Lucas, he´s the best
great voice, but i like it more as a punk voice then a ska voice.

07-30-2009, 02:38 AM
Tomas Kalnoky and Jim Conti have some really great harmonies in Streetlight Manifesto.

Also, Ryoji's (Potshot) voice. It gives a fun and energetic feel to the music, but I usually have to look up the lyrics before I know what he's saying lol.

Mr Pringle
07-30-2009, 03:09 AM
gah, i can't believe i forgot to mention thomas kalnoky and chuck from the mad caddies. I've honestly never heard of the slackers until I read people's comments.

07-30-2009, 12:37 PM
I've honestly never heard of the slackers until I read people's comments.
Then get with the effin' program. Get their album "Redlight".

07-30-2009, 12:43 PM
wasted days too!!!

08-02-2009, 09:43 PM
Many people forget about the punk ska band from the UK [Spunge]. These guys are so tight, and i think their vocalist fits the music they write SO MUCH, kind of how Kalnoky's voice sounds perfect for their music.

Alex Copeland - [Spunge]

If you've never heard of these guys then go download the albums : The Album, That Should Cover It, Pedigree Chump, or Room For Abuse. All are awesome, trust me

08-02-2009, 11:02 PM
Aaron Barrett, Stza, Jesse Michaels, Dicky Barrett
heard some spunge too, pretty good

Rancid Ivy
08-03-2009, 12:17 PM
Jesse Micheals definately

08-03-2009, 12:32 PM
Alex Copeland - [Spunge]

He's a brilliant frontman -really funny:D

08-03-2009, 04:18 PM

08-03-2009, 06:58 PM
Can't believe no one said Kyle Molina of the Slime Kings.

08-04-2009, 01:35 AM
I can't believe I didn't come in here and post that like I was planning.

08-04-2009, 03:36 PM
I can't believe Matthew didn't text me back the other day when I was drunk texting.

08-05-2009, 12:17 PM
Desmond Dekker and Terry Hall imho

Captain Insano
08-08-2009, 07:25 PM
David McWane (Big D and the Kids Table)
Reese Roper (Five Iron Frenzy)