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Chainska Brassika





Since their foundation, Chainska Brassika have travelled far and wide, igniting crowds and setting countless venues a light with their fast and infectious Ska anthems. The eight-piece outfit are a truly unique and energetic squad of young South Londoners; presenting a tantalizing blend of authentic Ska rhythms, exquisite brass, and melodic vocals, making it impossible to deny your feet a chance to dance!

Chainska Brassika have performed and created in a diverse range of venues and spaces, from completing stadium tours with Madness to rubbing shoulders with Toots & the Maytals, both in the studio and at London’s famous Alexandra Palace, the World Reggae Contest Champions are duly making a name for themselves on a global level, having had the crowds rocking from Glastonbury to Notting Hill Carnival, Rototom Sunsplash European Reggae Festival in Spain to Outlook Festival in Croatia, and even the shores of Jamaica - it’s safe to say their headline tours are notorious!

Following the release of the albums “Skinna” and “Harry J Business” - the latter produced by double Grammy Award winning producer Stephen Stewart at the legendary Harry J Studios in Kingston, Jamaica - the band go into 2019 armed with new material to inject yet more life into the re-emerging Ska scene. First up will see a new single “Calm City” released, an observer’s comment on the manic city of London, in which they reside, followed by a live session to be recorded for the BBC at Maida Vale studios.

Chainska Brassika will then begin to create their eagerly awaited follow-up album, as well as performing their trademark live festival and club shows across the UK and beyond.
Chainska Brassika have also received airplay on Roundhouse Radio, North Herts FM, Nova Radio, Extra Gold Radio, Soho Radio, Reel Rebels Radio, Amazing Radio, BBC1Xtra, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6, championed by David Rodigan MBE.

" They’re a brilliant band - you want to see them live. They’re incredible!" David Rodigan MBE on BBC1Xtra

"Chainska is one of the most impressive and promising upcoming acts in the Reggae/Ska genre that I have seen or heard in while."
The Skatalites

“...One of my favourite bands at the moment, Chainska Brassika...they are terrific!” Peter Vrakking on Extra Gold Radio, Netherlands


"A soul punch of indie roots and blues.
Exceptional pedigree! 10/10" Ireland's Unsigned & Independent

Formed in Sept 2016 in a living room in Devon Andy’s band hit the ground running with a highly original debut Album 'The Way Things Are' recorded at the infamous Middle Farm Studio and packed with big riffs and playful lyricism "...soulful, funky, and bursting with confidence..."

The bands first single 'Liberation' impressed Songwriting Magazine who crowned it song of the day back in January 2017. Cue a 14 date South of England tour in the Spring where the band hit form landing them slots at some of the best UK festivals of the summer including Glastonbury, NASS and Sunrise Celebration.

Musically the AQ Band are impossible to pin down. Andy is a multifaceted songwriter and as with Land Of The Giants this new live show has evolved into a fascinating mash up of wild blues, Hip Hop beats, retro funk rock n roll, with sprinklings of bhangra and reggae, wrapped around enveloping lyrics and enormous choruses!

“Infectious music, spellbinding musicianship...a great night out”
MNPR Magazine

This band is tight and the hype is growing. Andy has a unique voice and a knack for a catchy chorus. The bands latest EP DIAMOND SOUNDS is due for release this summer amid another busy schedule of U.K. festivals.

“This band is tight and the hype is growing” Music Muso 2018

" of the finest front men we can boast in the South West....some of the best music we've heard this year. Watch out!" - JAMES SANTER BBC Introducing

Earlier Event: 27 July
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Later Event: 10 August
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