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Dakka Skanks Albert Takeover with AKA The Syndicate

Dakka Skanks Albert Takeover with AKA The Syndicate


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8:00 PM

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Hope and Ruin

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Dakka Skanks are back for their first Brighton Takeover of 2023, this time accompanied by none other than AKA The Syndicate!

Dakka Skanks are back for their first Brighton Takeover of 2023 on Friday 3rd February bringing a night of Ska, Reggae, Dub and Punk to the Prince Albert, this time accompanied by none other than Ska/Reggae/Punk/2tone heavyweights, AKA The Syndicate!

Special guest DJs TBA for more Ska, Dub, Reggae, Rocksteady vibes!

Early bird tickets: £8

General Admission: £10

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Dakka Skanks are a band seriously committed to bringing hard reggae, ska, dub and punk rhythms together in a fresh style. The band have a passion and organic togetherness crafted through years of writing and performing with each other. Clara Byrne’s mesmerising lead vocals cut through like a wave of emotion, her lyrical integrity straight from the soul, with serious social and political issues explored through dramatic delivery. From hard steppers to traditional ska, furious punk and sprinklings of soul, Dakka Skanks come with the style and always bring the dance.

Since their formation in 2016, and with an album and several single releases under their belt, Dakka Skanks have been continuously picking up live shows from promoters across Europe, the first Spanish mini-tour of the Madrid area generated more offers including shows across Germany, France, Belgium and Spain. 2018 brought shows with Madness, Neville Staple, The Skatalites, headline slots across the UK and the rest of Europe and 2019 onwards has seen more extensive European touring, shows with the likes of Bad Manners, The Skints, Dub Pistols, The Toasters, many large festivals and much more!

AKA The Syndicate are post-millennial ska-punk supergroup born from a health-scare and launched during a global pandemic. What could possibly go wrong?!

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gary Knight launched the project in 2019 after being diagnosed with skin cancer. It was the impetus to finish a set of songs he’d been sitting on for a few years. “Luckily it was not malignant”, he explains. “The spot was removed in May and gave me the ‘kick up the arse’ I needed to finally complete some songs I’d had in my head for ages.”

An accomplished touring musician playing in a busy ska-covers act The Collective AKA in the south east, Gary has shared the stage with many successful musicians and amassed a wealth of friends and contacts. With one completed song under his belt he went back to an old haunt, Panther Studios in Reigate, owned by punk and psychobilly royalty, Richard Coppen (Tenpole Tudor/King Kurt/The Weird Things). “Once we’d nailed one, I knew we had to do more and so it began.”

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