Described as a cross between the Barenaked Ladies and Sublime, Skratch3 hits the stage ska/rock style! With influences ranging from Bob Marley and Steel Pulse to Dave Matthews and Dashboard Confessional, this five-piece group blends scorching horns, infectious grooves and blazing pop melodies.
With Todd Mason on lead vocals and trombone, Luke Kinmond on vocals, trumpet and steel pan, Ben Payton on guitar, Dic Dickerson on drums and Woody on vocals and bass, Skratch3 is a collision of old wave and new age thats guaranteed to move you.
After sticking it out through raided house parties, dingy clubs and a rusted old van, Skratch3 was eventually called on to share the stage with the likes of The Planet Smashers, Skaface, Kingpins and Mustard Plug. Through finalizing some line up changes, the guys set out to reach an even higher goal, a record of their own.
In the winter of 2005, the guys found Local & Loud; a Southern Ontario wide band war with a full length recording going to the victor. After months of broken strings and sweat stains, Skratch3 rose to the top, and moved into the studio.
Long awaited by the band and their growing following, their debut album CRASH & BURN was released independently in January 2006. Including nine original tracks and one old favourite, the album draws on recent experiences in the ups-and-downs of failed relationships, leading to the inevitable CRASH & BURN.
Never being ones to wait for success to come to them, Skratch3 is now on a mission to bring their sound to ears everywhere.