Contrary to what you might expect from a band named Skaguitar, releasing CD's titled "skaguitar" and "more ska, more guitar", this band is definitely not your typical guitarplayers band. Nor your typical ska-band. Instead, this band makes very enjoyableguitar-oriented music for the average music lover.
Their versatile albums are mainly comprised of instrumentals. These range from the chunky "High hopes" to the quirky "Nurks".
If you enjoy straight-ahead ska, listen to "Floating". Do you take your ska with brass? Listen to "Falling" with its roaring baritone sax.
Every now and then there are a few vocaltracks. "Becalmed" features the husky singing of Mark Foggo, nicely contrasted with the smooth backing vocals. And Maaike Lans shines in the moody "Damn right", backed up by trombones and trumpets.
No space for extended jams here: most songs clock in at 3 1/2 minutes or less. "I'm with you" with its dance-loop and weird gypsy soloing is an exception and lasts 5 minutes altogether.
It’s their wide variety of arrangements, the many-coloured guitarsounds and the overall song-based nature of the playing, which makes listening to Skaguitar such an enjoyable experience from start to finish.