Monkey Spanner

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25 May
Prince Bandroom

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Monkey Spanner 8 Piece Ska Band W/ Special Guests' @ The Prince

Following the success of their 2023 Australian SKA DANCE CRAZE tour, 8 piece 2 Tone Ska enthusiasts, Monkey Spanner are returning to Melbourne in 2024 for another foot-stomping SKA celebration. 

Playing hits from iconic 2 Tone bands like The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Beat, The Selecter, and The Bodysnatchers, their repertoire also extends to reggae royalties such as Toots & The Maytals, with a dash of Classic Rocksteady thrown in for good measure.

Join the band to celebrate one of the finest subcultures of all time. Expect good vibes, great music, and a showcase of fashion and dance that will transport you back to the good old days. Whether you were there in the late 70's or a newcomer to the scene, this promises to be a rare old sweat-up not to be missed!

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“Super fab! Tight horns, sweet beats, I am well skanked! Thanks a bunch! Came up from Canberra and was duly impressed!!!”

“Fantastic as ever. Ben Sherman was soaked. Better than any gym membership. Cheers for a great evening!”

“Had the best fun in forever! Thanks for an awesome set and cracking night. “

“Awesome night lads, energy was amazing. Bringing back the best!”

Fifth time I've seen Monkey Spanner and I believe that was the best yet!! Brilliant sound and performance!!”

Loonee Tunes

Loonee Tunes are a Melbourne based ska band who rode the crest of the 2-Tone juggernaut in Australia during the 80’s even enjoying a sliver of chart success with “Life Of Crime”. Along with household name bands like Strange Tenants, The Allniters and No Nonsense, Loonee Tunes played hundreds, if not thousands of shows over the journey.
The band’s live shows have always been an energetic affair and blend a mix of well-known covers and their originals and it’s still the same today. The past 40 years have seen huge highs, laughs aplenty and somehow all their bodies are still vaguely intact! The revamped make-up of the band is now playing as an eight-piece with a full complement of horns and rhythm section; the Loonees are still a frenetic force of nature indeed!

Throughout their journey, Loonee Tunes has shared the stage with iconic acts such as Bad Manners and local legends Melbourne Ska Orchestra. Loonee Tunes have just re-released crowd favourite 'Remember' as a single on all streaming services and plans to release a new album in the immediate future to include re-recorded classics, older live material and some fresh cover tunes are being finalised.

Join us for an all star SKA line-up!

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