Zongo All Stars

“That drummer is one in a million. Perfectly there, totally tasty, never overplays, amazing." "The lead singer is outrageous in the right way, so I figured that would be his main thing, but he's a great musician on top of that, wouldn't have thought that would be true, he's spiritually linking to the crowd." "Horn player is a virtuoso -- their harmonies are totally tight and synced with the rhythm section at every turn." "Bass player is a monster. Making it look easy, solid and smooth, but never fades or overplays." "Guitar gets so many different tones and all of them right on. He's such a unit with the bass player and the drummer, they just flow in and out around each other seamlessly." "Having steel drum & timbales alongside the bari sax and multi percussion working was excellent. Multiinstrumentalists to go with the multiple genres being woven together, so much talent in every member." "This was amazing music the entire day. These guys are exactly what real music is about.”
— Ed Mann, Frank Zappa's Percussionist

A message to all the rude boys & rude girls:
Fresh, new band made up of old souls is here! The Upside is an exciting new music project by some of the players who brought you Rock Steady Posse, The Cheeseballs, Zongo All-Stars, Mosaic, and many other popular acts to the Central Coast.

The band is a tribute to old school Jamaican ska masters from the Skatalites, Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley, Lee Scratch Perry, and more. The repertoire has a mix of some classics and some original selections.

Leading The Upside is front man Eric Cotton, who has been thrilling audiences for 30+ years throughout the Western United States and beyond. He leads a strong cast of characters:
• Jacob Odell - Guitar (Zongo All-Stars)
• Dylan. Johnson - Bass (Zongo All-Stars)
• Paul Irving - Trumpet (Zongo All-Stars)
• Sean Sullivan - Drums (Zongo All-Stars)
• Brett Malta - Trombone (Brass Mash)
• Brian Conaway - Saxes (33RPM)
• Lucas Pearson - Keys (33RPM)

This band is coming with high energy dance music - sure to make waves on the dance floor. So get off your seat and move your feet to The Upside's ska beat!

$5.00 - $7.00


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