Kingston A Go-Go

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Like the Caribbean capital city that is their namesake, Orange County’s Kingston a Go Go is an epicenter of inspired music making.

Combining the best aspects of classic and contemporary ska, rocksteady and reggae with degrees of dub, dancehall, jazz and soul, the band strikes the right balance to satisfy longtime lovers of the Jamaican sound as well as more recent converts.

The charismatic lead vocals of front man and founder Spanky Kingston are bolstered by a locked-in drums and bass foundation, a blazing horn section, guitars that ride the riddims and punctuate the melodies, bubbling keyboards and rootsy percussion.

A varied repertoire of mostly originals - plus a few lovingly rendered covers- showcases the band’s skills as players from diverse musical backgrounds who together unleash a mighty collective energy that sets every crowd they perform for in dancing motion. Kingston A Go Go has shared the stage with such internationally known heavyweights as Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Melodians, General Smiley, and Bad Manners and local notables like See Spot,The Expanders, The Israelites and The Chris Murray Combo.

They can always be counted on to nice up the proceedings with one Jamaican scorcher after another and will be doing so for a long time to come.

 

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