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Event Archive - 2 and a Half White Guys, The Hoodwinks, The J-Roys Selectors Soundsystem

Sat. September 27th 2003 The Pic Pub (No Minors)
Since 1997, Two and a Half White Guys have been playing in their homestate of Utah as well as dozens of cities throughout North America. With theband's roots at the base of Utah's Wasatch mountain range, one can hardly imagine where five individuals would get the inspiration to create such a fluid mesh of reggae, rocksteady and ska. Several of the members of the Two and a Half White Guys have played elsewhere in Utah's music scene, including opening for major acts such as No Doubt , The Specials , Fishbone , The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Dave Wakeling , formerly of the English Beat . An excellent party band, Two and a Half White Guys killed it at their last west coast appearance for Victoria's 2001 Ska Festival . A much welcomed return.

The Hoodwinks derive much of their inspiration from the rich tradition of Jamaican music, including Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska. However to say that The Hoodwinks are a ska act would be misleading as they are equally indebted to the sounds of British R&B, and American Soul as well as certain acts from the late seventies punk scene, especially those who embraced the rhythms of Jamaica. Along with the J-Roys on the decks, this promises to be an amazing ska dance party!

Doors 9pm/$10


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The Hoodwinks (Rocksteady/Dub/Ska/R&B)

The Hoodwinks are a 4 piece Rocksteady/Dub/Ska/R&B band made up of drums, bass, guitar, keyboards complete with two part vocal harmonies. Their tunes are powerful and soothing at the same time. The Hoodwinks' current CD called "Concrete Reasoning" received positive reviews across Canada after their Victoria Ska Festival appearance in July of 2002 t... more info

The J-Roys Selectors Soundsystem (Old school reggae, ska, two tone & R&B)

A dynamite DJ duo from Vancouver that spin the very best in old school ska, reggae, two tone and R&B. more info