Could anyone recomend me some ska punk bands?
I'm looking for anything funky, jazzy, preferably not REAL punk( old british punk haha).
I think the three main branches are: Ska (the closest to classic reggea), Ska Jazz (more brass, larger orchestras, rythm'n'blues influences), and Ska Punk (more importance on the guitars, use of punk riffs & disto sound, often more 'punkish' lyrics).
I'll add Smash Mouth and Reel Big Fish to your lists.
Search "third wave ska" on sites like Wikipedia to obtain more of this style. It englobes most of what we commonly call "ska-punk".
>>11 Well, not really. The three main branches are 1st, 2nd and 3rd wave ska. 1st wave ska came first, as a mix of traditional styles like mento mixed with influences of jazz and r'n'b heard in Jamaica via American soldiers' radios after WW2; bands such as the Skatalites and Desmond Dekker. 2nd wave ska came about when Jamaican immigrants brought their music into the UK in the 70s-80s and it mixed with the flourishing punk scene - mainly bands on the 2-Tone label like Madness and the Specials. 3rd wave ska is the American sound of pop punk added into the flavour, from the late 80s-90s, bands like Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake. Often, 3rd wave ska songs will have an offbeat-skanky section, a halftime bouncy section and a thrashy punk-powerchords moshpit section, and will be about drinking and partying! Sometimes they are more interesting though, I'm going to come out and say it, Streetlight Manifesto could maybe be called post-ska! Ska-minded but avoiding the common tropes of the subgenre and using it more intellectually