Roderick Rosser Benefit show w/ Rude King
The Fullstops, Positive Vibe Tribe, Sorry 4 Swearing
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
When it comes to great Ska music in Dallas, look no further than Rude King. Formed in 2003 in Chicago and transplanted to Dallas in 2006, Rude King has taken the scene by storm with high energy live shows and a sound rooted in 2-tone Ska, but infused with an intensity and style all their own. This nine-piece ska act includes a tight and soulful rhythm section, blistering guitar leads, and a scorching-hot horn section.
Known for putting on exciting live performances, Rude King enjoys success as a hot act in the Midwest, Southwest and along the East and West coast.
Rude King has shared the stage with many of the greats in ska and punk music like The Skatalites, Aggrolites, Pietasters,The Toasters, Mustard Plug, Big D and the Kids Table, Fishbone, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Bad Manners, Chris Murray, Agent Orange and more.
Locally, you'll find Rude King at ska shows actively promoting a growing Dallas Ska scene and playing local top notch venues like Granada Theater, The Kessler Theater, Trees, Three Links, and many more.
Harken back to the sounds that were playing on a hot summer night in the 60’s and 70’s in Kingston, Jamaica. You would hear the thumping bottom of the bass guitar running in unison with the steps of the snare and kick drum. The groove would be accompanied by the sweet melodic bubbling of the Hammond organ, fused with natural progression of the horn section and combined the rhythmic up beat of the electric guitar.
The fast tempo was SKA, the medium tempo with harmonic singing was ROCKSTEADY and the slow hypnotic pace accompanied by percussion was REGGAE.
This is the image and the sound that The FullStops are aiming to achieve.
Nik Talley, along with being a very talented keyboard player, is a gifted songwriter who has developed songs mainly focusing on the joys and pains of being in love. His raspy voice together with the pleasing sounds of the trombone, played by Todd Rogers and the sweet sax played by Peters Voeuth, create the melody for most of the bands songs. Zach Davis picks the infectious bass lines while Ujwal Badugu lays down various Jamaican drum patterns to provide the foundation and style for the songs.
These musicians have been honing their craft for many years and have recently joined together to bring Nik’s songs to life. They have finalized the arrangements and layout for most of the songs and are targeting the release of their first album, in digital and vinyl form, in the 3rd quarter of 2017.
Positive Vibe Tribe
Jimmy Cardenas-guitar, vocals
Chris Gooch-sax, vocals
Tim Howard-vocals, guitar
Sorry 4 Swearing
Sorry 4 Swearing is an original pop-punk band based in the DFW area.