The Action! is an innovative rock & roll band from Syracuse, NY. Their music is influenced by a wide range of genres including rock, pop, punk, jazz, reggae, and ska. Formally known as Skatos, The Action! formed in 1998 and quickly gained a devoted following throughout the region.
During their career, The Action! have released 4 full length albums, 5 EPs, and been included on a number of compilations. The band received 2 Syracuse Area Music Awards after being voted the People’s Choice – Best Band in 2008 and being given the 2009 Best Alternative Album award for their album Exploding Radio. Their vinyl EP, Monumental Instrumentals, was also nominated for Best Alternative release of 2015.
The Action! includes: Mike Gibson (lead vocals/guitar), Chris Nolan (trumpet/vocals), Craig Chamberlain (drums), Adam Carkey (bass), and Dan King (trombone). Each member brings extensive musical knowledge and ability to the band. Together, they produce a fantastic sound, a high energy level, and a contagious excitement during any performance.
The Action! has shared the stage with Gym Class Heroes, Reel Big Fish, The Toasters, The Pietasters, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends, Jimmies Chicken Shack, The Planet Smashers, and The Sheila Devine, among countless other talents. On stage, the band delivers a tight, adrenaline-fueled performance that has remained unparalleled by their musical peers.
Their most recent release, Monumental Instrumentals, was released on 7″ vinyl through LRS Records in November 2015. It’s awesome.