'The Resignators sounded like Gang of Four if they were a ska band.’ CJLO, Montreal, Canada
Started in the depths of dive bar, The Arthouse, in inner city Melbourne, Australia, thirteen years ago, The Resignators are Francis Harrison, Steve Douglas, Stacy Kilpatrick, Jeremy Meaden, Richard Holland and Kane Skinner.
The Resignators began with the ambition of providing solid party driven Ska Punk and dance-able good times to all who have the good fortune to witness their rambunctious shows.
Often compared to their ska punk contemporaries, Less Than Jake, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Suicide Machines and the Pietasters, The Resignators have forged their own sound and told their own story.
The Resignators have been touring Australia and internationally and have featured on some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and music conferences including SXSW (USA), St Kilda Festival (Australia), Caloundra Music Festival (Australia), Ska Nation (Australia), The Gum Ball Festival (Australia), Victoria Ska Fest (Canada), Pouzza Fes (Canada), Ottawa Blues Festival (Canada), Open Flair Festival (Germany), Pod Parou (Czech Republic), Mighty Sounds (Czech Republic), Train to Skaville (Croatia), Back to Future (Germany), Rebellion Festival (UK), Boomtown Festival (UK), Canadian Music Week (Canada), The Aussie BBQ (USA & Canada). Woodford Folk Festival (Australia) as well as a host of community and smaller festivals.
The Resignators, with four studio albums, Time Decays, See You in Hell, Down in Flames and Party Dates as well as EPs including Offbeat Feeling and You’ve got me thinking, The Resignators treat their fans not only to a fantastic live show but provide them, young and old, old and new, the ability to take The Resignators home with them on CD or Vinyl or download their music, often for free, to enjoy over and over.
Much has changed since 2005 but the drive and search of good times, great music and an audience willing to dance their arses off remains.