Bands/Musicians English Ska Bands List

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List of English ska bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as ska solo artists from England are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great English music that you've never heard before. The ska bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in England. If you think the best English ska band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

These bands, like Amy Winehouse and The Clash include images when available.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular ska bands from England?" and "Which ska bands started in England?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English Ska Bands List
Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

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The Clash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Ska Bands List
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

3
The Police is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Ska Bands List
New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

4
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Ska Bands List
New Wave, Ska, Rock music

5
Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Ska Bands List
Indie pop, Synthpop, 2 Tone

6
Madness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Ska Bands List
New Wave, 2 Tone, Pop music

7
UB40 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Ska Bands List
Pop music, Ska, Reggae

8
The Specials is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Ska Bands List
New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

9
Lynval Golding is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Ska Bands List
New Wave, Ska, Rock music

10
Bad Manners is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Ska Bands List
2 Tone, Ska

11
Capdown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Ska Bands List
Ska punk, Ska, Skacore

12
The Rumble Strips is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Ska Bands List
Indie pop, Pop music, Ska

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The Beat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Ska Bands List
New Wave, 2 Tone, Pop music

14
Horace Panter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Ska Bands List
New Wave, Ska, Rock music

15
Sabrina Washington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Ska Bands List
Hip hop music, Pop music, Ska

16
Vice Squad is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Ska Bands List
Ska punk, Street punk, Ska

17
Jamie T is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Ska Bands List
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Ska

18
Graham McPherson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Ska Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Ska

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Judge Dread is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Amazulu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Ska Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Ska

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Five Knuckle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Ska Bands List
Ska, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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The Dead 60s is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Ska Bands List
Ska punk, Ska, Dub

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The Dualers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Soul music

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Beshara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Ska Bands List
New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska

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Si Cranstoun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Ska Bands List
Ska, Reggae, Soul music