Josh - bass, vocals Kit - guitar, vocals Joel - drums Tad - saxophones, vocals Jordan - trumpet, vocals Sam - trombone, vocals Matt - saxophone, clarinet
Cornerstone is from Vancouver, WA. They used to be called The Feds. They are on the "Land of the Bigfoot Ska" CD put out by Simmerdown Productions. They are currently working on a getting a CD out sometime soon.
Franceska is a Portland band currently starring with:
There are other people that play in Franceska, but they have not been added to the band on a full-time basis. This includes an assortment of horn players.
Franceska usually plays a couple shows a month at the local clubs in Portland. Franceska has the following albums out:
Modern Music for Dancing Lovers [released: Sept. 23, 1997]
They also appear on these compilations:
Root, Branch, and Stem: Living Tradition In Ska (Stubborn Records)
Land of the Bigfoot Ska: Ska From Bigfoot Country [released: Nov. 3, 1997]
Love & Affection: Ska In The Key of Love [released: June 23, 1998]
Vol. 3-Hey Brother Can You Spare [released: Mar. 31, 1998]
Franceska can be reached in the following ways:
Off The Subject
Britton St. Onge----Drums Eric Wilt---------------Guitar Dillon Porter----------vocals Phil LaRouche-------trumpet Josh Grace-----------Trumpet Josh Lang ------------Trombone Chris Beavers--------Bass Guitar
We are a Christian Band from Medford, OR. Their influences consist of bands such as Five Iron Frenzy and Reel Big Fish.
The Readymen were a Eugene based band built of:
Dustin -- Vocals Brendan - Guitar - Bass Guitar JP ------ Drums
The Readymen are a ska-punk band. I've seen them twice and the first time they played more of the ska sound while the second time it was more punk (if you know what I mean). If you like Op Ivy, you most likely would like these guys. I think some of their songs sound Op Ivyish. Currently they have an LP and a CD out. The LP has The Readymen on one side and The Chitz (a Canadian punk band) on the other side. They only had 511 of these pressed....So once they're sold there will be NO MORE. I believe that this was a self entitled album (not sure). They also have a CD out titled "Show Hall Bound." The CD can be purchased from
Mr. White Records P.O. Box 24377 Milwaukee, WI 53224
I believe they only had 1000 of the CDs pressed initially.
The Readymen will be releasing a new single on Illumination Records. The release date is February 3rd. The songs on this single will be "Out of the Rubble", "Factory", and "Drowned Out." This will be on green vinyl and will cost $3.50 (which includes S&H).
Illumination Records P.O. Box 700194 San Jose, CA 95170
The Scandals have stopped playing ska and went to swing. They have changed their name to the Lucky Seven Swing Ensemble.
The Skamatiks are from Salem, OR. They are:
Dave Briski ------------ Guitar, vocals Jeff Akin -------------- Percussion, vocals Norm Walters ----------- Alto sax, vocals Caleb Coombs ----------- Bass, vocals Jeremy Hansen ---------- Tenor Sax
We're a positive ska movement with Christian beliefs. We have a unique sound, in that we play a little of everything - but we keep it ska. All the members of our band have different music backgrounds, and that makes for all the variety we display.
The Skamatics released their first album, "The S Files" on Ionic Records in November of 1999.
Official Web Site:
Ten Dollar Mic
TEN DOLLAR MIC consisted of:
E-LUVA-----Guitar/vox Mark S.----Bass Slappy-D---Drums Drew-------Vox/trombone Nate Dogg--Trumpet Valentine--Alto sax
10 Dollar Mic has been around for a while and we're all about playing the Ska. Our main goal is to make you shake what yo' mamma gave you. If you want us to play your next jam, email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org We keep it on, till' the break-o-dawn!
The Varicoasters consist of:
Jason Powell ----- Lead Vocals ------ Bass Andy Tamashek ---- Euphonium ----- Baritone Sax Joe Brooks ------- Drums ---- Guitar
The Varicoasters have been together since April/May of 1996.
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