London based 8-piece Chainska Brassika are firm party-starting favourites, rocking crowds from Glastonbury to Notting Hill Carnival and Rototom Sunsplash to Outlook. Regularly found opening for 2-Tone legends Madness, Chainska are at the forefront of the new UK Ska movement. Their high-energy live show has taken the band to some of the Ska & Reggae world’s biggest stages, spreading their contagious horn-driven anthems across the UK, mainland Europe and even on a full-blown tour of Jamaica.
Their latest album ‘Harry J Business’ was recorded at Harry J Studios in Kingston with double Grammy award-winning producer Stephen Stewart. The album featured a rare guest performance from reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals and 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’ and got them invited to showcase at SXSW Festival in Texas.
With their classic Ska sound backed up by a dynamite brass section, Chainska Brassika continue to win over new fans and delight their faithful following with their undeniable crowd-pleasing formula.
“Well, they got me going in the studio, I can tell you… I think that is absolutely brilliant”- David Rodigan MBE on BBC Radio 2
“Chainska is one of the most impressive and promising upcoming acts in the Reggae/Ska genre that I have seen or heard in a while” – The Skatalites