In October, 2011, five scrappy musicians formed a band with one simple dream: to pull off the biggest diamond heist the world had ever seen. In the process they discovered a shared love of ska. They started covering early ‘60s classics as well as 2Tone and Third Wave tunes before writing their own original songs in a contemporary ska style. Soon the band was playing gigs across the region and opening for bands like The Pietasters, Pilfers and Bim Skala Bim. In 2018 the band released a self-titled, 9-track CD and, in 2020, was chosen to play the Supernova International Ska Festival (Covid-ed to 2021).
Over the years new musicians joined and others moved on, but the band has remained true to its upbeat ska roots. In 2020, Tricia Lynn-Gonzalez, safe-cracker and lead singer with the legendary 90s band The Miggedys, joined the crew. Today Some Ska Band is a tight, 8-piece outfit, and while they have yet to pull off that heist, they’re keeping busy packing dance floors and recording your new favorite songs.
Some Ska Band is:
Tricia Lynn-Gonzalez – lead vocals
MC Lopez – keys and vocals
Joe Sims – bass
David Keller – lead guitar
Darrin Costantini – rhythm guitar
Steve LaPlaca – drums
Neil Pierce – trumpet
Charles Benoit – sax
Doors @ 6pm | $5 general admission
Show @ 7-10pm