The Bay Area’s premiere Ska/rocksteady collective has been packin’ houses and rockin’ dancehalls since 2014.
The 8 piece band comprises veteran members of legendary NorCal bands such as Vinyl, Stymie & the Pimp Jones Love Orchestra, The Right Time, Albino!, El Radio Fantastique, Jethro Jeremiah Band + more.
Drawing equally from the Jamaican 1st wave as well as the UK 2nd wave the band’s rootsy, upbeat sound leans heavily on vocal harmonies and a full horn section. Soul Ska has become a Northern California festival and nightclub favorite.
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. Soul Ska heads back into the studio to record their second album at Sun Machine Studios in March 2023. Soul Ska’s music is avail on all platforms.