Victoria BC Ska & Reggae Society is proud to present MOBY'S 4/20 ISLAND BASHMENT - On the Road to Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest XIX featuring MAD RIDDIM & BOOMSHACK! This twin bill includes two BC's most exciting up and coming ska/reggae/groove bands.
Mad Riddim is comprised of some of Vancouver's finest veteran reggae musicians and although they are relatively new, the band has already opened for some heavyweights of the ska/reggae world including Jamaica's legendary Lee Scratch Perry, England's The Skints and Mike Love from Hawaii. Notably the band's leader Matt Reid is also the bass player of popular Victoria rock band Jesse Roper. Mad Riddim will also be playing on an international free showcase at Victoria's 19th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival at Ship Point Inner Harbour on Thursday, June 21st with Easy Star Records' Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Paranda Blues Band from Belize and The Phonosonics.
Boomshack is coming to us from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. They are one of the most revered bands there playing a mixture of ska, jazz, funk and reggae. Boomshack has played on Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival several times and are confirmed to perform at Garden City Grooves Festival in Victoria opening for Australia's Saritah on Thursday, May 3rd at Upstairs Cabaret.
Don't miss this stacked twin bill.
Advance tickets $15 available at Moby's, Ticketweb.ca & Lyle's Place in Victoria. http://www.victoriaskafest.ca
Mad Riddim is a mash-up making, drum and bass led groove machine, mixing classic dub sensibilities with the attitude of funk and the improvisation of jazz.
Formed in Vancouver BC by drummer Richard Brown a.k.a Rb Drums and bassist Matt Reid, Mad Riddim is founded on an intuitive musical connection and a shared vision of pushing the traditional ... more info
Just dance. Those two words have been the driving force behind Boomshack since the beginning. Aiming to straddle the line between what is pop and what is hip, everything from rock and reggae to jazz and latin can be found in their music so long as it gets toes tapping and feet moving. Boomshack got its start in the summer of 2013. This is when the ... more info