The mischievous rabble from London have been causing mischief since school, spreading their contagious horn driven ska anthems across the UK, mainland Europe and beyond.
Chainska Brassika are firm party favourites, getting crowds rocking from Glastonbury to Nottinghill Carnival, Rototom Sunplash to Outlook - and even touring the island of Jamaica. Well known for regularly opening for UK ska legend Madness, Chainska are at the forefront of the new UK ska movement, and their crazy live show has gotten the band regularly onto europe's biggest stages.
Their debut album Skinna was released in late 2015, being championed by reggae DJ David Rodigan and backed with recently being crowned winners of the World Reggae Contest in Poland, beating over 100 bands from 28 countries - despite being predominantly a ska band. This earned the band a trip to record their follow up album in Jamaica at Harry J Studio's - famous for where Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded the albums Natty Dread, Catch A Fire, Rastaman Vibration & Burnin'.
On 24th November 2017 the band released their follow up album Harry J Business, recorded at Harry J Studios in Kingston with double Grammy award winning producer Stephen Stewart. The album has a rare feature from well known reggae singer Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals which has gained major airplay across BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music & BBC Radio 1xtra. The album gained a 6 page review in the world's biggest reggae magazine 'Festiville' organised by Reggaeville and got them invited to showcase at SXSW Festival in Texas, USA. Extensive tours of the UK and Europe to promote the album followed. We are excited to welcome Chainska Brassika to SNWMF.