Baked a La Ska Christmas Special + DJs Coops & Martin the Mod

8.00PM - 11.59PM

£10 advance


Kick off the festive season in style at our annual Christmas special featuring the one and only Baked A La Ska live! They had everyone dancing on the tables last Christmas so we thought we’d bring Santa’s favourite rudeboys back! Expect all their greatest Christmas ska hits such “Ska of Wonder”“When I Wish Upon A Ska” and many more! Followed by Martin The Mod and DJ Coops taking the two tone, soul and funky grooves into the early hours.

A special Christmas party night that’s one step beyond…

Baked A La Ska

“Utterly bonkers but irresistible” Manchester Evening News

“Absolutely brilliant” Musicians Magazine

“Upbeat anthems and dancehall skanking…wouldn’t you love to see this lot live?” Sunday Times

The regular house band for monthly club night Shake ‘n Bake, Baked A La Ska are the heavy heavy sound of Manchester ska: an 11-piece band of assembled oddballs and pranksters brought together by keyboardist and wizard, Mr John Ellis.

Baked A La Ska are fronted by an unholy trio of singers: Mr Frank “the Skank” (smooth Sinatra/punk vocals), Tommy Robot (cyborg sounds) and the deep tones of Country Ranks (MC). Their madness is combined with the soft lilt and harmonica magic of Robin Sunflower (vegan). Baked A La Ska also feature one of the tightest rhythm sections in Manchester with the “chops to make you drop“.

DJ Playlist:

The Skatalites, Tommy McCook, Prince Buster, Blue Beat, Desmond Dekkar, The Ethiopians, Laurel Aitken, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Larry & Alvin, Dandy Livingstone, The Upsetters, the Mohawks, Toots & The Maytals, The Wailers, The Specials, the Beat, Jimmy Cliff, Dave & Ansell Collins, Coxsone, Studio 1, Treasure Isle,Top Deck, Trojan ’69, Curtis Mayfield, Edwin Starr, The Meters, Eddie Bo, Lee Dorsey, Allen Toussaint, Huey ‘Piano’ Smith, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino,Robert Parker, Otis Redding, Jonnie Taylor, Arthur Conley, Alvin Cash, BB King, Elmore James, Slim Harpo, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Lavern Baker, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Etta James, Rufus Thomas, Joe Tex, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, The Coasters & many more!

This event starts at 8pm but our Picturehouse cafe bar is open earlier for food & drinks.

This event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open earlier for drinks and festive good times.