The Bandulus, Buddy Jay's Jamaican Jazz Band

The Bandulus

Buddy Jay's Jamaican Jazz Band

Fri, April 20, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Bandulus - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
The Bandulus
The Bandulus are the brainchild of Jeremy Peña, formerly of Los Skarnales and The Trenchtown Texans. After the 2006 break-up of Los Skarnales and leaving Trenchtown Texans in 2010, Jeremy decided to venture out on his own and create the traditional ska, reggae, and soul sensation that is The Bandulus.

Their first full length album, Ska.Reggae.Soul, was released in 2010 featuring a smattering of well respected musicians such as Vic Ruggiero of Slackers' fame and Willy Camero, Patrick Kelly, and Jonny Meyers of The Stingers ATX. After the release, Jeremy solidified his live band with musicians from the Austin and San Antonio scenes.

In November of 2012, The Bandulus released their second full length album called The Times We Had. The record was worth the wait and well received, featured on countless top 10 lists for ska and reggae records. Its unique with its heavy soul influence and heartfelt lyrics but still keeps you dancing in true Bandulus fashion. While staying genuine to the 60's style traditional ska, The Times We Had crosses and mixes genres, keeping on your toes.

The Bandulus have already shared the stage with yesterdays and todays top ska and reggae acts including the originators of ska The Skatalites, The Wailers, The Slackers, Easy Star All Stars, The Aggrolites, and even Grammy award winners Los Lonely Boys.

In 2014 The Bandulus tracked what is to be their third full length at Daptone Recording Studios in Brooklyn with Uzimon producer Brett Tubin. Look for the release date late 2015. Jamaican patois for bandit, The Bandulus will steal your heart and always leave you smiling.
Buddy Jay's Jamaican Jazz Band - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Buddy Jay's Jamaican Jazz Band
Buddy Jay's Jamaican Jazz Band was formed in 2012 by Saxophonist Buddy Jay Kieffer and Trumpeter John England Fisher.
A deep respect for all music Jamaican brought them together.
After amassing an all star line up of Portland based musicians, they set out to do the ska. Writing original Jamaican jazz and rocksteady tunes designed for dancing has been the delight of both band members and audiences.
Buddy Jay and the band's unique take on the genre of Jamaican jazz have allowed them to feel equally comfortable sharing the stage with bands performing a meried of styles including, Cumbia, Afro beat, Soul, and R and B to name a few.
The current lineup features members of All The Apparatus, Love Bomb A GO GO,Cherimoya, The Isrealites, The Dr. Joe Trio, Raffa De Alaska and the DCB, Dauman Brothers, and more.
The Band has finished recording music for a full length record to be released on vinyl early next year.
These heavy hitters always bring the party and never play a room without a dance floor.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212