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Hailed as “the future of ska in Ireland” (Ryan Tubridy, The Late Late Show), Interskalactic have firmly marked their place as a truly unique favourite on the Irish live music scene. Adding their modern big band style to first-wave, old-school Jamaican ska, Interskalactic have brought this infectious music that first exploded worldwide with celebrations of Jamaican independence in the ‘60s back into the live music scene of today!
Interskalactic know how to keep a dance floor busy. Their upbeat set features not just their own original music – big band ska with that oldschool Jamaican flavor, but also covers from classic ska artists including Prince Buster, The Skatalites and Byron Lee & the Dragonaires as well as their own ska-ified versions of popular hits from the last few decades.
Stellar live performances since the band’s formation in 2013 include:
• RTÉ’s The Late Late Show
• Electric Picnic, Body&Soul, Cork Jazz, Sea Sessions Festivals
• Opening for Madness M.A.D.H.E.A.D. Tour in Ireland’s largest indoor venues 3Arena Dublin and The Odyssey Arena Belfast
• Performances in prestigious venues Vicar Street and Whelan’s and at countless festivals, events, parties and venues all over the country.
With an incredible few years behind them and the release of their debut EP in March 2017, Interskalactic are set to stay on this trajectory throughout the year and beyond!
“The future of ska in Ireland” – Ryan Tubridy, The Late Late Show
“We were delighted we recommended Interskalactic to Madness to open on their Irish tour dates. They were a pleasure to deal with and completely professional at every level, and it’s always reassuring to see a band that size set-up and clear the stage with no disruption to the main act. They really had the audiences rearing to go for Madness as well! We’ll be keeping an eye on Interskalactic and look forward to working with them at every opportunity” – Bren Berry, Aiken Promotions
“Interskalactic are one of the premier live ska outfits in the country at this moment, their authentic rhythms get the dancefloor going immediately. Looking forward to hearing more from them and what they are cookin’ up in the studio in between their busy schedule” – Mark Murphy, Choicecuts
“Interskalactic were hugely successful at the 2013 and 2014 Cork Jazz Festivals. The reaction of the fans and the venue management was overwhelmingly good! Here’s to another great festival in 2015” – Jack McGouran Artistic Director, Cork Jazz Festival
“Energetic, fun and well played Jamaican ska that always gets a wonderful response from audiences. Interskalactic are a joy to work with” – Alastair Foley, Button Factory
“Their presence on stage overwhelmed the audience, amazingly talented musicians and high standard vocals. They put on an amazing show and entertained the 700+ people to the highest standard.The dance floor was filled with music lovers thoroughly enjoying Interskalactic’s performance” – Christine O’Reilly, Head Organiser, This is Dublin Ska Festival
“These guys took to the stage and somehow made festival-goers remember that they were there to rejoice. They carry with them a optimism that seems to cross the stage and into the crowd, and they know how to enjoy themselves. Thoroughly engaging and cool to deal with” – Hugo Jellett, Programmer, Salty Dog Stage Electric Picnic
“Interskalactic recently performed at the new St. Patrick’s Festival outdoor stage, ‘Live on the Green’. They were a brilliant addition to the line up and put on a fantastic performance, getting thousands dancing on the streets of Dublin” – Susanna Lagan, Creative Director St. Patrick’s Festival
“Interskalactic was one of the liveliest and most fun gigs we’ve had, and they’re a genuine pleasure to work with” – Conor Duggan, Owner The Harbour Bar, Bray
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).