The Bakesys were formed in early 1990 by a group of friends in the Berkshire town of Newbury.
The band’s formation was inspired by the third wave ska scene of the late 1980’s & the exploits of such outfits as The Loafers, Hotknives, Busters & No Sports. Their fast paced highly infectious brand of ska was also heavily influenced by their 2 Tone heroes The Specials, white reggae/pop maestros The Police & the high energy power pop brilliance of The Jam.
After establishing a strong local following by 1991, the band began playing shows all around England, appearing alongside the likes of Intensified, 100 Men, The Skanxters, Special Beat, Bad Manners, Desmond Dekker, The Selecter, Maroon Town and Newmatics.
In the summer of 1992 The Bakesys crossed the Channel for the first of four highly successful visits to Germany, which culminated in October 1994 with a 14 date national tour of the country.
In 1997 The Bakesys fast paced brand of 2 tone ska mixed with power pop and reggae was at last captured on a 10 song self-titled debut album, which was released by Do The Dog Music.
May 2009 saw the release of a scorching live album by the band on Do The Dog Music titled “Return To The Planet Of The Bakesys!”. The 11 track release from recorded at the Batschkapp venue in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Bakesys - Grass Is Greener
The Bakesys - Days Gone By
The Bakesys - Life So Tuff