October 29 @ 9:00 PM PDT
Formed in 2014, Soul Ska is a Bay Area collective with a fresh take on the classic ska/rocksteady idiom. The 10 piece band is comprised of veteran members of Bay Area bands such as Vinyl, Stymie & the Pimp Jones Love Orchestra, The Right Time, Albino!, El Radio Fantastique, Jethro Jeremiah Band and more. Drawing equally from the original Jamaican first wave as well as the British second wave the band’s rootsy, upbeat sound leans heavily on vocal harmony and a three-piece horn section. Soul Ska has become a Northern California festival favorite, playing rousing sets at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (Mendocino), Ocean Beach Fest (SF), Summer Arts & Music (Humboldt), Fairfax Festival and more.
Soul Ska has had the pleasure of supporting such legendary acts as Yellowman, Don Carlos, Capleton, Zulu Spear, Israel Vibrations, Fishbone, Third World and more. In 2017 Soul Ska teamed up with The English Beat at SF’s Independent and bandleader Dave Wakeling called the band “Simply smashing!” in 2018 a sold-out Great American Music Hall crowd celebrated the release of their debut album “Propaganda” produced by David Simon Baker (ALO/Jackie Greene). Their new music video ‘Mean Curries” (avail on YouTube) was produced by Agent Ogden (Primus).