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Soul Ska's Halloween Costume Ball
Soul Ska is a Bay Area collective with a fresh take on the classic ska/rocksteady idiom.
Soul Ska’s Halloween Costume Ball
* Saturday, October 28, 9:00 pm
3X winners of “Best Band in Marin” Soul Ska teams up with Fishbone frontman extraordinaire Angelo Moore for another Halloween Costume Ball along with the Bay Area best reggae DJ’s Epicenter Sound System!
Formed in 2014, Soul Ska is a Bay Area collective with a fresh take on the classic ska/rocksteady idiom.
The 10 piece band is comprised of veteran members of Bay Area bands such as Vinyl, Stymie & the Pimp Jones Love Orchestra, The Right Time, Albino!, El Radio Fantastique, Jethro Jeremiah Band and more.
Drawing equally from the original Jamaican first wave as well as the British second wave the band’s rootsy, upbeat sound leans heavily on vocal harmony and a three-piece horn section. Soul Ska has become a Northern California festival favorite, playing rousing sets at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (Mendocino), Ocean Beach Fest (SF), Summer Arts & Music (Humboldt), Fairfax Festival and more.
Soul Ska has had the pleasure of supporting such legendary acts as Yellowman, Don Carlos, Capleton, Zulu Spear, Israel Vibrations, Fishbone, Third World and more.
In 2017 Soul Ska teamed up with The English Beat at SF’s Independent and bandleader Dave Wakeling called the band “Simply smashing!” in 2018 a sold-out Great American Music Hall crowd celebrated the release of their debut album “Propaganda” produced by David Simon Baker (ALO/Jackie Greene). Their new music video ‘Mean Curries” (avail on YouTube) was produced by Agent Ogden (Primus).
In 2018 Soul Ska teamed up with the Godfather of Ska and legendary Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin for the smash hit Lover’s Melody (released on vinyl 12”). Angelo Moore of Fishbone is a frequent guest onstage and recorded the single Mash Em Smash Em with the band in 2019. Soul Ska proudly supported NYC’s legendary Slackers on their 2019 West Coast tour.
Soul Ska was awarded “Best Band” in 2020 + 2021 by the Pacific Sun Magazine’s Reader’s Poll.
Contact: (415) 388-3850
Additional time info:
Doors: 8:00 pm | Show: 9:00 pm
There is ample street and city parking available around the venue. Please be sure to observe all posted signs regarding parking and parking meters, and do not park in prohibited spaces or areas. As a courtesy to our neighbors, please park in metered spots and city lots rather than residential areas. We offer validation for the Sunnyside lot–ask for it at the Cafe register.
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