Hop along for a ska spectacular

PUBLISHED: 11:40 14 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:51 06 May 2010

Frog Stupid headline at Club 85 on Saturday afternoon

Frog Stupid headline at Club 85 on Saturday afternoon

CHEEKY ska band Frog Stupid head up this Saturday s big fat dollop of music at Club 85. These mischief makers come with trumpets, sax, a few guitars, a splice of drums and wonderful socially conscious lyrics that aren t too demanding of their audience. M

The fun continues at the Hitchin venue later that evening

CHEEKY ska band Frog Stupid head up this Saturday's big fat dollop of music at Club 85.

These mischief makers come with trumpets, sax, a few guitars, a splice of drums and wonderful socially conscious lyrics that aren't too demanding of their audience.

"Marriage, mortgage, two point four kids,

Aspirations just leave 'em by the wayside.

"Don't forget what's expected of you,

Be a success we're relying on you"

So goes the lyrics to Money Come the Morning, echoing those Gods of cheek and wit Green Day.

The band's claim that it was "born from dead-end-town frustration and the all-too familiar surroundings of complete political apathy" are reflected in their rather lovely lyrics and adroit song writing.

It's laid back ska with sudden injections of sheer volume and speed.

On top of fine music Frog Stupid are very capable stage performers and you're not going to see a more energetic and enthusiastic bunch of musicians all summer.

You can't go much wrong with this tomfoolery.

If that's not enough - though believe me it will be - The Voice, who are presenting this fine kettle of fish, have also lined up Magic School Bus and Six Point Five.

The Bus are a seven-piece band (what do they all do???) from Northampton who have managed to get on to the Bloodhound Gang's upcoming European tour.

Six Point Five, from Milton Keynes, are fine performers of emotive reggae and ska.

All this begins at 2pm for the very tidy sum of £3.

Later on in the evening, Queerstate presents another dose of music, with Jynxt, Clubber Land and a handful of DJs and MCs on hand to keep the music flowing long into the evening.

This second gig starts at 7.45pm and entrance for this particular gig is £4.

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