This special festival Friday free show is going to present a mix of reggae, hip hop, dub, ska, and more! Victoria BC Ska Society is proud to announce THE ALLENTONS at Victoria's Annual Ska Festival for the first time! The Allentons have been playing in the Southern Calfornia ska/reggae scene for over 10 years.They've backed up Jamaica's Eric Monty Morris ( Penny reel, Samson, Solomon Gundie), and opened for many original Jamaica artist such as The Skatalites, Justin Hinds, Desmond Dekker, as well as with local artists like Hepcat See Spot, Mobtown, Ocean 11, also the Specials, and Dave Wakeling. One Drop will be playing some brand new material that is sure to impress previous One Drop fans and will dazzle those that haven't seen them before.
Santa Lucia LFR that made their debut at Steamers Pub at the end of May 2005 will be making an encore visit to Victoria's 6th Annual Ska Festival to round out the bill. They are Vancouver's Latin, Funk, Ska, Rock masters!
All three bands will be sure to compliment each other @ Open Air. Perfect music for Victoria's Festival of the People!! Night event follows this show. Find out more through word of mouth:)...
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THE ALLENTONS (Reggae/Ska/Latin/Dub)
Lineup:Tommy Farias-Lead vocals and Keys Robert Sotelo-Lead/Rythm guitar Lee Zambrana-Bass Rudy Johnson-Drums Tony Hicke-Alto sax Donald Lewis-Tenor sax Boogie-Tenor sax.
The Allentons have been playing traditional Ska for the people for a little over 10 years. They've backed up Jamaica's Eric Monty Morris ( Penny reel, Samson, Solomon Gundie), an... more info
One Drop (punk reggae)
One Drop plays reggae, punk, dancehall, dub and ska with an intensity that belies their punk rock roots. If you want to see a professional, polished, flawless performance, One Drop is not what you are looking for. If you want to hear music that is raw, entertaining and unpredictable played by a crew of seriously talented maniacs who are almost as s... more info
Santa Lucia LFR (Alternative/Latin/Funk/Rock)
In 2006, Santa Lucia released their second full length album, “The Streets / Las Calles” with legendary producer Larry Anschell (Nickelback, Pearl Jam) from Turtle Recording Studios in White Rock, BC Canada. Santa Lucia successfully supported “The Streets / Las Calles” in 2007-2008 with countless west coast dates and major open air festival... more info