In 2016, Upbeat Sneakers are busy bringing their modern take on the ska genre to audiences across the UK, ideal for those want to dance to real songs from real musicians with real energy. Headline shows at venues across England, Wales and Scotland and prestigious support slots with ska legends (Bad Manners, The Beat, Madness) will get people bouncing, dancing and singing.
Coming from the sometimes maligned Welsh Valleys town of Merthyr Tydfil, Upbeat Sneakers are 7 young men who have already started to prove to people that they can start a party. Since starting in 2015 they have regularly played live, attracting early interest from record labels, producers and promoters with their infectious upbeat tunes coupled with lyrics that have something to say to people across generations.
“Hope and Glory c/w Here We Go Again will be released through Foof on the 29th July.
The band lineup is;
Alex - Vocals
Dan - Drums
Jarrad - Guitar
Jay - Guitar
Morgan - Trumpet
Ryan - Sax/ Vocals
Scott - Bass
Press and praise:
"Proper ska lifers, despite being a gang of kids from Merthyr Tydfil, Upbeat Sneakers bring rough and fresh bursts of energy and swagger to their chosen genre. Fusing classic Prince Buster style to the kind of boisterousness that the Libertines or Arctic Monkeys used to have, it’s ska heaven in a pint glass, like a Wetherspoons on Bond Street, so get stuck right in." - Swn Festival
"Say hello to your favourite new festival band... Upbeat Sneakers" - YPN