The Action! is an innovative band from Syracuse, NY whose music combines many genres, such as ska, punk, jazz, and rock. Formally known as Skatos, The Action! was formed in 1998 and quickly gained a devoted following throughout the region.
During their career, The Action! has released 3 full length albums, two EPs, and been included on a number of compilations including the internationally released Still Standing (Jump/Megalith) compilation. Their most recent album, Exploding Radio, was released in December of 2008 to rave reviews from both critics and fans.
The Action! includes: Mike Gibson (lead vocals/guitar), Chris Nolan (trumpet/vocals), Craig Chamberlain (drums), Adam Carkey (bass), Brandon Hall (trumpet/vocals), Dan King (trombone), and Dave Piwinski (bass 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 or even a simple rehearsal. It was this combination of skill and stage presence that resulted in The Action! winning the 2008 Syracuse Area Music Award in the People’s Choice Category for Best Band.
The Action! has shared the stage with Gym Class Heroes, Reel Big Fish, The Toasters, The Pietasters, 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.