The Mighty Vipers are a seven piece from Northern England, who play a mix of ska, reggae, dub, funk, swing and calypso. Their music is aimed squarely at the dancefloor. As Big Cheese Magazine puts it, ‘If your legs aren’t moving then you must be dead’. Think ‘The Cat Empire’ meets ‘The Skatalites’, and throw in a little of ‘The Clash’, and then you’re somewhere close.
The Vipers sing about the grit of modern life with protest optimism, and sweet nothings of love, loss and perseverance. With music that swerves from brass-fuelled stomping swing, to lamenting Caribbean choruses, salsa and more. All underpinned by a solid ska groove, and an onstage frenzy.
In early 2016 the band toured northern Europe for the first time. Trailblazing across Belgium, Netherlands and France to the delight of many new fans. The plan is to go back in Autumn 2017 with a new record, Elemental, released on 1st April 2017.