Born from the death of many local bands and named after a RX Bandits album The Resignators are known amongst locals as ‘The Band From The Spencer Street Railway Station Dunnies’.
The Resignators have toured the world multiple times over, risking speeding tickets, their jobs, and their health to bring upstrokes and throwdowns to good folk everywhere!
This is a mission from God bigger than any one his is a mission from God bigger than any one man, so when necessary, Melbourne offers up her finest musicians to fill the vacancies.Initiates are baptised in the holy water of the horn section, taught the hallowed stanzas* and finally anointed with the revered Resignators hot sauce.
While bringing their ska punk to the world, the world has given it’s many musical flavours in return.The resulting sound bears influences that range from mariachi one minute, to rockabilly the next.This hand crafted, cross genre blend is greeted with enthusiasm by both the music appreciator up back, tapping his foot with a beer in hand, to those swinging their elbows in the pit.With high energy performances that leave the crowd howling for more, The Resignators show no signs of slowing their tempo any time soon!
The Resignators are mainly known as a ska band, but the band brings a wide variety of other influences to their music, as the members come from diverse backgrounds and decades. Band members run the gamut of innocence to experience with an astounding 40 year span between the oldest and youngest! It is appropriate that The Resignators sound is an amalgam of musical styles, because the original ska in Jamaica was also a mongrel mix – of jazz, rockabilly, and jump blues heard on US radio, combined with the native mento or calypso.