The Debonaires incorporate soul, jazz and funk while remaining ever faithful to the Jamaican sounds of ska, rocksteady and reggae music. Born out of Riverside, California in 1995, the nine musicians currently reside throughout the state. Built of a rough rhythm section, dynamic horn section, and vocalist, the Debonaires have shared the stage with reggae legends The Skatalites, Laurel Aitken, Justin Hinds and Phyllis Dillon as well as newer acts Hepcat, the Specials, The Toasters, Lit and Fishbone. To date, they have released three full-length albums and appeared on numerous compilations. Additional releases are expected in the near future.
The Debonaires credit numerous influential players of past times and diverse genres: Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock, Jackie Mittoo, Marvin Gaye, Ernest Ranglin, Steel Pulse, The Meters, Tommy McCook, Don Drummond, Ocean 11, Winston Wright, Greyboy All-Stars�Out of respect and appreciation for such individuals, the Debonaires endeavor to produce music of quality and substance, true to its influential origins.