Funk Ska Nation


Due to the ongoing issues posed by COVID-19, we have postponed Funk Ska Nation to November 21st; same location, same time, same bands.
The performers, Rula Live, and the Underground are committed to ensuring the safety of our patrons during this difficult time. We support the citywide efforts to protect each other and keep communities healthy, and look forward to seeing you in November.

If you prefer to get a ticket refund, please contact
Thank you for your continued support of the live music scene in Hong Kong!

有鑑於現時新冠肺炎的情況,我們決定將Funk Ska Nation延期至11月21日舉行;於同樣地點、時間以及由相同的表演樂隊作表演。
在這艱難的時期,表演嘉賓、Rula Live以及the Underground向來將各位支持者的安危放於首位,我們致力支援全城為保護大家並維繫社區健康所作出的努力。期待能與各位於11月再一同相見!




Sunrise is the refreshing duo of Mandy & Moses bringing alternative electro-funk, soul and R&B to you through vocals and keyboards.  Sunrise is made up of two secondary students from the Rock Band Club of Jockey Club Ti-I College. Mandy is in Form 5 and Moses is in Form 4. Sunrise has performed in various forms for the past two years around Hong Kong at such events as Big Picnic, Rugby 7’s, the Shazza Showcase and more. Their style incorporates funk, R&B, electro-pop and trap.
Sunrise是由賽馬會體藝中學搖滾樂隊學會的雙人樂隊。 他們是中五的 Mandy和中四的 Moses。 在過去的兩年,Sunrise 在香港參與不同演出,如Big Picnic、欖球七人賽、Shazza Showcase等。 他們的風格融合了funk,R&B,電子流行音樂和陷阱音樂 。

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The Red Stripes

The Red Stripes are Hong Kong’s premier Ska/ Mod band and have been playing to packed audiences all over Asia. Their brand of party Ska with flavours of the 2 Tone era features a full 11- piece band and hail originally from the UK, Canada and Australia. Over the past three years they have played festivals and shows around Asia including ‘Modswing’ Singapore, Semarang Ska Festival (with Mr. Symarip), Taiwan Festival of Ska and 2 Tone, Taipei, ‘Jam the UK’, Tokyo and the massive Kuala Lumpur Ska Festival. In August 2017 they played as the backing band for Original Rudeboy  of The Specials Neville Staple at the Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival.

In 2014 they played at the hugely popular Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong with the son of the legend Prince Buster, Sultan Ali, playing a full set of his father’s classics to thousands. In 2016 they performed with original Ska creators The Skatalites, to a sellout Hong Kong crowd. Recently they have supported the legendary Godfather of Dancehall Johnny Osbourne in the city.

After releasing their first two singles ‘OK La!’ and ‘Jamie Vardy’ to international airplay and critical acclaim, they began working on their debut 10 track album ‘In The Ska East’, recorded at Billboard Studios, Central, Hong Kong with legendary Ska vocalist, writer and producer Sean ‘Cavo’ Dinsmore’ from New York’s third wave Ska band The Toasters at the helm. The album also features special guest vocals from The Specials original frontman Neville Staple. It was featured in ‘Do The Dog’ Skazines finest Ska albums of 2017. Released in December 2017 the album is available through passionate Ska distributors around the world. 

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The Funkaphones

The Funkaphones is a four-piece retro, pop funk band bringing a modern feel to the 70s vibe. Think Hall and Oates meets The Black Keys.
Part funk, part pop, and part plain fun, The Funkaphones’ soulful grooves and catchy melodies will have you singing and dancing along before the first chorus.

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R.I.D.D.E.M is a Hong Kong based band that plays music focused on rhythm and groove. The group was started by bassist Matthew Lui, after becoming friends with drummer Akira Mimasu. They were brought together by a shared passion for dance music, no matter the genre. The group has featured different rosters of musical talent, centering around Mat and Akira’s pocket and groove, as well as their combined musical vision. R.I.D.D.E.M’S influences range from funk, house, hip hop, breakbeat, jazz, and electronic dance music. Their exploration of styles is kept tight by a. desire to create grooving tunes for people to dance to, bringing a fresh sound to live music in HK.

Current Roster:
Mat lui (bass)
Akira Mimasu (drums)
Aldous Yu (keys)
Reggie Yip (vox)
Arizton Pampola (guitar)

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