Drop by the Hawkins & Joseph HQ on any given day and the chances are you'll hear some reggae, rocksteady or ska blaring from the speakers.

COCK SPARRER



The original Boot Boy band out of Londonís east end, Cock Sparrer are undoubtedly one of the most popular bands in punk, regularly playing to sell out crowds across the world.

POLO CLASSIC BLACK-YELLOW


NEVILLE STAPLE - THE ORIGINAL RUDE BOY

If you've had a look round the H&J website, you'll know by now how important the 2 Tone movement was to us. Imagine then, how much it means for us to have the legendary Neville Staple from The Specials, and his wife Christine, on board with us!

Here we see Neville and Christine wearing two of our extremely popular checkerboard polo shirts in a photo taken at The 2 Tone Village in Coventry, by original Sounds photographer and all round good bloke, Tony Mottram.

2 TONE COLLECTION


RANCID

Probably the biggest punk band on the planet, Rancid tour constantly and sell out everywhere they play. They are a massive influence on a whole wave of young punk bands.

POLO CLASSIC ARMY GREEN BIG EMBLEM


THE OLD FIRM CASUALS

The Oi! side project of Rancid guitarist / vocalist, Lars Frederiksen. When Rancid arenít touring, these guys are!


GARRY BUSHELL

Often referred to as ďThe Godfather Of Oi!Ē, Garry is a journalist who in his days at Sounds music paper was responsible for giving Oi!, Mod, Ska, UK82 punk, the recognition it deserved.

Itís not too much to say that without Garry Bushell there wouldnít be the global punk scene we have today.

POLO CLASSIC BLACK-YELLOW


THE WATER PISTOLS





If your glass is half full, not half empty, put an umbrella in yer Stella, and sing with me...

Outfits from our 2 TONE COLLECTION.


ARGY BARGY



Argy Bargy formed in 1992 and have gone on to play with some of the biggest names in punk and Oi! The band includes members of Cock Sparrer and hardcore legends, Knuckledust.

T-SHIRT WINSTON NAVY


THE OPPRESSED

The Oppressed are an Oi! band from South Wales who formed in the early 1980ís. Fronted by Roddy Moreno, they are well known for their strong anti fascist stance.

Our passion for Jamaican music is immense and we doff our pork pie hats to that wonderful sound with our "Roots" range.

Here, our good friend Roddy Moreno from Oi! legends The Oppressed models the Roots polo shirt.

POLO CLASSIC ROOTS


RUNNINí RIOT

Formed in Belfast in 1997, Runniní Riot are renowned for their no nonsense lyrics, instantly catchy tunes and biting social commentary about life in working class Belfast.

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THE SPITFIRES



Hailing from Watford, this incendiary young three piece have been tearing up the country with their own brand of agit - Mod anthems. Catch them whenever possible, you will not regret it. The world needs The Spitfires.

POLO CLASSIC ROOTS
POLO 2 TONE BLACK


NICK WELSH AKA KING HAMMOND

Nick Welsh aka King Hammond looking sharp at the Folkestone SkaFest in our Hawkins and Joseph Ltd Black Tee Shirt.



Most people will know Nick from his time with Bad Manners, The Selecter and Skaville UK but his incredible career has also included writing and producing with the likes of Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, Rico Rodriguez, Dave Barker, Judge Dread and Lee 'Scratch' Perry (winning a Grammy Award in 2002 for his work on the album Jamaican ET). This year Nick released a 24 track album The Life & Times Of A Ska Man to wide critical acclaim.

Photography by PETE CONNOR

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