The Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra On Tour

San Francisco, USA – The Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra will be touring North
America in June. Not your typical ska band, for the past 20 years Tokyo Ska
Paradise Orchestra has been honing its eyebrow-raising craft in Japan and Europe
like a fine but potent sake.

These ten charismatic musicians in impeccably outrageous suits are certainly
masters of third wave/modern ska, whether it is traditional Jamaican ska
(complete with full horns), hardcore garage-surf-punk-ska, or rock, jazz, funk
and reggae and even Latin and calypso. The jazz chops are there – the horn
section alone is well qualified to blast complex and articulate big band. And
when they do a cover, they go for something like Deep Purple’s “Black Night.”TSPO are veterans of the studio (11 albums, 25 singles, 10 videos and 2 DVDs)
but their live show just has to be seen to be believed. The combination of the
ferocious musicianship (all are stellar musicians, lending their talents to
other groups and projects in Japan) combined with the live-wire high energy and
the amusing toasting from the “Agitate man” add up to an unforgettable show of
slammin’ ska and much more turned upside down and sideways.

Streaming video of the group is available at:

June Tour

6/9 Wed. New York NY SOBs

6/10 Thurs. Brooklyn NY Volume

6/13 Sun. Manchester TN Bonaroo

6/16 Wed. Vancouver BC Commodore

6/17 Thurs. Seattle WA Showbox

6/18 Fri. San Francisco CA Independent

6/19 Sat. Angels Camp CA Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

6/20 Sun. Angel’s Camp CA Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

6/22 Tues. Los Angeles, CA* Knitting Factory*

*Signing/Appearance only – no performance

6/23 Wed. Los Angeles CA House of Blues

[Buy the group’s CDs:

Ska Me Crazy

Full Tension Beaters

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

Grand Prix


Rock Monster Strikes Back



Tokyo Strut

Moods for Tokyo Ska

Akirabushi Akira No Jean to Paradise


Ska Para Toujou

World Famous

World Famous Remix

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.