Manchester-based Reggae/Jazz 6-piece, Skamel. They came together under the leadership of Johnny Hunter to explore the music of Raspigaous, a French Ska and Dub outfit. Since then the set has grown and grown to feature a number of original compositions and arrangements of various other tunes, all influenced by their love of jazz and inspired by the French Reggae scene. The band features members from European Young Jazz Artist winners Beats & Pieces Big Band and established Manchester group Riot Jazz Brass Band.
To hear a sample of the upcoming album, visit http://soundcloud.com/johnnyhuntermusic/skamel-album-teaser-out-in