Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Welcome to The Accidents

This is the site for the newest San Francisco ska/reggae band, The Accidents.

We chose to name ourselves The Accidents in tribute to how the band formed; that story itself being one happy accident overall.

Founded by members from former SF ska bands The Free Toasters, Rhythm Syndicate, and UCSB bands The Itch and Under Influence, this new band is starting out with a set of twelve or so songs containing ska and reggae arrangements of some popular 70s and 80s rock hits, along with a few originals.  So far the entire set runs about 60 minutes.

Featuring three-part vocal harmonies and three lead singers, we hope to provide the perfect musical setting for a good old-school skanking ska/reggae party.

Our debut performance is set to happen on September 2nd 2017 at a private party, and our debut public performance is set for 8pm on September 8th at Doc's Lab in the North Beach district of San Francisco.  Buy tickets here.

The Accidents
Colin Drake - drums
Dave Latch - bass, vocals
Rich Mainzer - horns, vocals
John Shuhda - guitar
Alex Studer - keys, vocals