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About


Formed at the end of 2012 we are now in our second decade, and with every year we love what we do a little bit more.


We are a powerful 8 piece female fronted ska band from The South Coast, featuring a 3 piece brass section. Our vibrant live show has built up a great reputation for its high energy and floor filled skanking nights. Drawing on the Ska, 2Tone, Soul, and Reggae genres we deliver a mix of the classics along with a few lesser played tunes…plus a few surprises with our own unique twist along the way, setting us slightly apart from your generic ska covers band.


While we are based on the south coast we play a mix of pub, club and festival gigs across the country including Skamouth, Teddy Rocks, Wilkswood Reggae Festival, Barnstomper and Skabour. We are regulars at Tybers Reggae Bar and recently added the iconic Dublin Castle to our CV. The band has previously supported The Skatalites, Neville Staples, Bad Manners, The Dualers, The Beat, King Hammond and The Undertones in venues including O2 Academy Bournemouth and 100 Club, London.


The band has contributed to and supported The Specialized Project for the last few years, recording tracks each year for their charity CD, performing at Specialized events and the annual Big One Weekender festival.


The Decatonics have been described as one of the hardest working ska bands around, that is all we try to do! We look forward to continuing to work hard for you and bringing you something a little bit different for as long as we still love doing it!

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The Band

All you'll ever need to know.



Sals
Vocals

Sally Meaden

Quite simply The Boss!

Shaun
Guitar/ Vocals

Shaun Moyler

Who needs a pedalboard anyway?

Ian
Trombone/Vocals

Ian Jenkins

Blow louder!

Mikey
Sax

Mike Edwards

Ska'd for life.

Luke
Trumpet/Backing Vocals

Luke Thorne

Need a solo? Luke is your man!

Graham
Keys/ Backing Vocals

Graham Wood

One of the band's "wise men".

Steve
Drums

Steve Higgins

Mad, just mad!

Paul
Bass

Paul Rouillier

Was probably Tigger in a previous life.

Colin
Sound

Colin Parry

Sound support for everything bar the festivals.

Gigs

2024

06
Jan

The Dublin Castle, Camden, London.

Legendary music venue and launchpad for the likes of Madness, Blur and Travis to name but a few. This evening we'll be supporting Skapones.
17
Feb

The Fonc Lounge, Swanage.

A very exciting new venue in Swanage, The Fonc is a multi functional early evening, late night bar & Night Club venue located in the heart of Swanage .
24
Feb

The Belvedere Inn, Weymouth.

Smashing, very friendly pub with great beer and regular live music. One of our favourite places to play.
17
March

The Three Compasses, Charminster.

Live music every Sunday and Jazz in the evenings on alternate Wednesdays.
06
April

The Hop Inn, Bournemouth.

A lovely Victorian pub, with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. With live music most weekends, The Hop Inn is just minutes from the beach and the town centre.
13
Apr

Tyber's Reggae Bar, Tunbridge Wells.

Brilliant venue owned by Tyber Cranstoun, The Dualers front man. Regular live music upstairs and an amazing restaurant downstairs with a menu jam packed with delicious authentic Caribbean dishes to please every tastebud.
26
Apr

Kinson Conservative Club, Bournemouth.

Large, friendly social club on the outskirts of Bournemouth, regular live music at weekends.
05
May

Teddy Rocks Festival, Blandford Forum.

Teddy Rocks Festival is a 3 day family-friendly music event in Blandford Forum, whose charitable aim is to fund direct support for children with cancer. Over 100 acts during the three days, Decatonics play on the Sunday, stage and exact times to be confirmed.
10
May

Skamouth-19, Great Yarmouth.

Skamouth 19 runs from 9-13 May this year. Its a very popular festival held at a smashing holiday park in Great Yarmouth. Decatonics play on the Friday, stage and exact times to be confirmed.
18
May

MayDay Ska Day, Royal Oak, Okeford Fitzpaine.

MayDay Ska Day at the Royal Oak. Starts at midday, music from 3pm. Decatonics are headlining and will be supported by The Accelerators, The Specialised, Guns of Navarone with DJ sets from DJ Mr P and Button Down Radio.
25
May

O2 Academy Bournemouth (Supporting Dualers).

We had a wonderful time supporting Dualers last year in the O2 Bournemouth. The audience loved us and so it seems did Dualers as we've been asked back to support then once again on this date of their 2024 Beach Life tour. We are all really looking forward to this one.
02
Jun

The Greyhound Inn, Blandford Forum .

We've played many gigs at The Greyhound, and they have supported the band ever since it was formed. We usually play outside once the supermarket has closed for the day, as dancing fans and supermarket trollies dont mix well.
07
Jun

Wedding, St Leonards, Ringwood.

Private Wedding!
08
Jun

Wedding, California Farm, Swanage.

Private Wedding!
09
Jun

Party in the Paddock, Wimborne

Smashing local festival, held over three days on the outskirts of Wimborne, on stage time TBC
22
June

Grooves on the Green, Ashley Cross, Poole.

Grooves on the Green, is Poole’s longest-running community festival, and has been raising funds to support local charities since 2000. It's a two-day, family-friendly gathering featuring live music and entertainment on two stages with lots of other attractions
29
June

Royal Oak Beer Festival, Okeford Fitzpaine.

No sooner than everyone has recovered from Ska Day, The Decatonics are doing it all again at the Royal Oak. Bring your dancing shoes.
13
Jul

The Lugger Inn, Weymouth.

The Lugger Inn is a traditional village pub with regular live music. Situated in the village of Chickerell, 3 miles west of Weymouth in Dorset, on the picturesque coast road between Weymouth and Bridport.
14
Jul

Lymington Seafood Festival, Lymington.

We'll be closing the event on Sunday afternoon, but over the three days you'll be able to watch the region’s most talented chefs in action, book a festival food experience enjoys some pop up buskers and street entertainers, plus there will be lots of other live music on the main stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
20
Jul

The Old Thatch, Ferndown.

The Old Thatch is a 17th century pub directly opposite historic Stapehill Abbey. Great beer and food plus regular live music from the best & freshest musical talent in the area.
26
Jul

Devizes Scooter Rally, Devizes.

We had a brilliant time playing for the rally in 2023 and very happy to be returning for the 2024 event.
27
Jul

Bournemouth Reggae Weekender, Bournemouth.

Bournemouth's No1 Reggae Event, a blend of Reggae music passion and cultural enrichment. It celebrates not just the music, but also diverse trade stands, an extensive entertainment lineup across two days.
28
Jul

Mosterton Bands on the Green, West Bay.

A very popular music event held on the green in the heart of the village. We are delighted to have been asked to play at the 2024 event.
16
Aug

The Stourvale, Christchurch.

The Stourvale is a family-friendly pub offering good food and a buzzing atmosphere day and night.
17
Aug

The Belvedere Inn, Weymouth.

Smashing, very friendly pub with great beer and regular live music. One of our favourite places to play.
24
Aug

Tyber's Reggae Bar, Tunbridge Wells.

Tyber's Reggae Bar is a brilliant venue owned by Tyber Cranstoun, The Dualers front man. Regular live music upstairs and an amazing restaurant downstairs with a menu jam packed with delicious authentic Caribbean dishes to please every tastebud.
01
Sep

The Greyhound Inn, Blandford Forum.

We've played many gigs at The Greyhound, and they have supported the band ever since it was formed. We usually play outside once the supermarket has closed for the day, as dancing fans and supermarket trollies dont mix well.
14
Sep

Skabour Festival, Folkestone

"Where the Ska meets the sea!" The Decatonics are back again at what is one of the biggest and best ska festivals on the calendar in the UK
21
Sep

Papillion, Southampton.

Restaurant, bar and event space in the heart of Southampton. Housed in a stunning renovated church situated directly opposite the Mayflower Theatre, Papillon has established itself as an iconic destination in Southampton for musicians and fans alike. We are delighted to be supporting Stacey Lou performing her brilliant Amy Winehouse tribute, its going to be a cracking evening.
27
Sep

Kinson Conservative Club, Bournemouth.

Large, friendly social club on the outskirts of Bournemouth, regular live music at weekends.
12
Oct

The Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi.

The Wyndham is a quirky village pub with a choice of four local ales gravity fed from an oak stillage behind the bar and a rotation of 16 traditional ciders at all times. A 'belter' of a hidden gem, big car park to the rear, what's not to like!
02
Nov

Woolston Social Club, Southampton.

Another visit for the band to this very friendly social club.
23
Nov

The Fonc Lounge, Swanage.

We had a wonderful time playing here back in February, we're eally looking forward to our return .
30
Nov

Hayling Island Royal British Legion.

A great place to chill, excellent friendly staff, ideal for great entertainment.
07
Dec

Tyber's Reggae Bar, Tunbridge Wells.

Brilliant venue owned by Tyber Cranstoun, The Dualers front man. Regular live music upstairs and an amazing restaurant downstairs with a menu jam packed with delicious authentic Caribbean dishes to please every tastebud.
13
Dec

The Old Thatch, Ferndown.

The Old Thatch is a 17th century pub directly opposite historic Stapehill Abbey. Great beer and food plus regular live music from the best & freshest musical talent in the area.
14
Dec

The Belvedere Inn, Weymouth.

Smashing, very friendly pub with great beer and regular live music. One of our favourite places to play.
31
Dec

Corfe Mullen Royal British Legion.

We had such a brilliant time celebrating NYE with the folks at The RBL Corfe Mullen in 2023, and we are delighted that they've invited us back to join them to celebrate New Years Eve in 2024. If it's anything like last time it will be an absolute blast!

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