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Over the past decade The Simmertones have established themselves as one of the UK’s leading authentic ska and reggae bands. These nine South West musicians regularly get packed venues and festivals jumping with their exciting and infectious live sound.
During 2016/17 The Simmertones’ live shows continued to reach new heights, with prestigious and well received appearances at The London International Ska Festival, Madness’ House of Fun Weekender, The Looe Music Festival, Bestival and Camp Bestival. 2018 is another cracking year for this special band as they release their fifth release 10 Feet Tall and will play The Main Stage at this year’s HOF on the Friday night, just before Madness take to the stage.
The band are frequently played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, particularly by Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq, who have playlisted their songs Run For Your Life, Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps and Dr Who.
The spring of 2018 saw the release of an eagerly awaited, brand new studio album entitled 10 Feet Tall. The Simmertones’ previous album Something For The Weekend? won Best Album at the South West Music Awards in 2013. The album received worldwide airplay, as well as rave reviews from Ruby Turner and members of The Specials and Madness.