Edinburgh’s 9 man juggernaut, Bombskare, are firmly established as one of the most explosive and entertaining live acts in the country for their trademark high energy shows.
They are masterful musicians and performers. An awesome live band, they steal any show with ease, using breakneck ska rhythms and lush, three-part harmonies with choppy guitar sounds and an explosive horn section to truly blow the audience away. An eclectic blending of musical styles with 100 mile an hour dance floor filling crowd pleasers cements Bombskare’s undisputed reputation as Scotland’s premier skank masters.
The band were formed around the time of Charlemagne. That would make them over twelve hundred years old, which feels about right, but until they get round to carbon dating Papa Joe, their oldest member, it’s all just speculation. You might not realise this, but Ska music before the Middle Ages was quite different. It was slower for a start, with a lot less electricity.
With their renowned hometown ‘Skalloween’ club night attracting a 1000 sellout crowd Bombskare have, in the past two years, steadily begun a sonic assault on England with acclaimed performances at Boomtown, Solfest and Nozstock, to name a few. Fast losing their tag of Scotland’s best kept secret, the rest of the UK are wisening up to their talents.
All in all Bombskare are a band with their tongue firmly in their cheek. They don’t take themselves too seriously and they work hard and party harder. You are guaranteed the most energetic, fun gig you are likely to experience anywhere!
GigApe - Live @ O2 Toots & The Maytals “ These guys rock and are truly the best in the business…true musicians and true performers…rare attributes these days 10/10.”