Our Skary Spooktacular is a musical family reunion that brings together many of the same humans that embarked on a California tour together almost 15 years ago. That family is One Drop and Burnt but today's incarnation of it brings us Burnt, Hillside Hooligans and Grossbuster (Nathan Cummings one of One Drop's lead singers).
We are excited to have California-based reggae/ska group BURNT back to Victoria after their appearance at Victoria's 20th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival this past summer. Burnt who love coming to Canada's west coast was initially based around Coachella Valley, but then relocated to San Diego in 2005, and eventually settled in San Francisco. The group combines reggae, dub, ska, soul, hip-hop, punk, and acoustic rock, and features environmentally and politically conscious lyrics, as well as songs about partying and relaxation.
Burnt are the perfect match for their brothers Hillside Hooligans that blend ska, soulful reggae and punk. Hillside Hooligans comprise four of the eight members of One Drop.
Grossbuster brings us a mixture of hip hop, reggae and drum n' bass. Nathan Cummings "Grossbuster" constantly experiments with new sounds with his midi controller. His knowledge of hip hop and reggae combined with his experience as one of the Island best keyboard players makes Grossbuster a versatile one-man unit!
Burnt (Reggae/Ska/Punk/Hip Hop)
California-based reggae-rock group BURNT came together in 2002, initially based around Coachella Valley, relocating to San Diego in 2005, and eventually settling in San Francisco. The group's sound combined reggae, dub, ska, soul, hip-hop, punk, and acoustic rock, and featured environmentally and politically conscious lyrics, as well as songs about... 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
Grossbuster (Instrumental Beats)
After years of performing with touring bands, a solo project involving a midi controller and chopped up samples resulted in Grossbuster. He quickly joined the internet based beat collective Pragmatic Theory (UK) and played his first show in May 2013. In less than a year, Grossbuster has opened for Redman, Bun B, Jpod, Freestylers, Sweatshop Union, ... more info