Two Tone Legenden. THE HOTKNIVES in Kiel

Die englische Hitmaschine zu Besuch in Kiel. Hitmaschine schon seit 1981. Mit der grossen 3. Skawelle gross geworden haben sie Hit über Hit im Repertoire. Ich schreibe auch hier nicht viel. Nur: es funzt und zwar richtig am Freitag, den 26.05. in der Räucherei. Nach der Strandparty vom Nachmittag das richtige Programm.




ska,reggae,good times
Band Members
nigel(clem)clements…DRUMS,BACK VOCALS
marc carew…..BASS,LEAD VOCALS
stuart brown….GUITAR,BACK VOCALS
richard(bosky)allen…KEYS,LEAD/BACK VOCALS
Home Town
brighton and horsham
Record Label
sunny bastards records,cherry red records,grover records,off the head records.
Ska legends The Hotknives were originally formed in 1982 by a group of friends interested in ska, dub, reggae and Northern Soul. They recorded two live albums, “Live at the boatman” and “Live and Skanking” before recording their first studio album, “The Way Things Are” in 1989.
Having reached the top of the 3rd Wave ska scene and been banned from Radio in the UK, the band decided to call it a day in 1993. In 1994 the band reformed, this time with Marc Carew of Long Tall Texans fame and Richard “Bosky” Allen from Too Many Crooks . The band started to regularly tour Europe with their infectious ska rhythms and memorable melodies.
In 1996 the band released their second studio album “Home” to rave reviews on the ska scene. In 2000 the band released their next studio album,”Screams, Dreams and Custard Creams” getting in the top 10 in the Zoom charts in Germany. In 2003 they had their most recent and dynamic line-up change to date with the addition of Stuart Brown on guitar and Marc Carew taking over on lead vocals. The band continued to build up their following in Europe, headlining both ska and rock festivals and are due to headline festivals in Germany and the Czech republic in the summer. Being described as influenced by The Clash, The Specials, The Cure and Madness as well as original 60s ska, the band are currently working on their fourth studio album to be released later this year.
The Hotknives have just returned from their first tour in Japan and would like to thank all their new mates there. What lovely lovely people you are.
Current Location
General manager
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