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Event Archive - Ska Fest 2013 Kick-off Free Show: The Debonaires, The Revivers, Hillside Hooligans, Sweet Leaf

Tue. July 9th 2013 Ship Point (Inner Harbour) Victoria BC (All Ages)
5:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 4:30pm

The Debonaires (Ska/Reggae/Jazz/Soul)

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 r... more info

The Revivers (Reggae / Soul / Rocksteady)

The Revivers are a California group that plays ska and reggae in the spirit of the classic Studio One and Trojan recording artists. This group of ska veterans includes members of The Debonaires as well as The Skeletons. Though reformed in 2009, they’ve already played with such legends as Michael Rose, The Mighty Diamonds, and Eric “Monty” Mor... more info

Hillside Hooligans (Reggae / Ska / Punk)

The Hillside Hooligans play gritty and soulful reggae, ska and punk-rock. Their style is characterized by honest lyrics, prominent solos, and plenty of style and tempo changes to keep things interesting. The four founding members played together in Victoria’s reggae/punk favorites One Drop for over 6 years before starting this new project wi... more info

Sweet Leaf

Formed in Victoria in 2011, SweetLeaf is Victoria’s hardest-working and hardest-partying ska band. The members of SweetLeaf are seasoned Ska & Reggae Fest veterans, this year marking their third consecutive appearance. The group began after singer-guitarist Chris Jones answered an online ad, with the band then forming in just a few months. Their ... more info