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Sat. June 25th 2005
@  Cotez Hall Cortez Island BC (All Ages)
The Bloodwarmers, Those Rapskallions
Fri. June 17th 2005
V-lounge (No Minors)
Skalitous The Bloodwarmers, Those Rapskallions
Fri. May 6th 2005
The Pic Pub Vancouver BC (No Minors)
The Bloodwarmers, The Karmacanix, Looner
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The Bloodwarmers

The Bloodwarmers

Confirmed: Oct. 24, 2016 (Archived)

Ska from Victoria BC

Contact Details

Allen Pleasants
bloodwarmers@hotmail.com
250-478-6987

Past Shows (31)

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Tracks (7)

The Ska's the Limit
Bloodwarmers on the rise

It's all about the show. These high-energy musicians are known for their explosive ska performances focused on the audience need to move. If you don't jump up and join in, check your pulse "cause you must be dead!" says manager and trombone contortionist Allen Pleasants.

The Bloodwarmers are a six-piece band of ska-crazy islanders led by vocalist John Dewis. Pleasants is half of the brass section along with trumpeter Kevin Eames. Aaron Weatmen provides the driving bass lines. Jamieson Patton checks up on the skins and newest member Tyson Reilly, with a background in jazz and a love of Reggae, helped switch the original punky guitar to better emulate the sounds of old.
The Bloodwarmers, founded in February '99, grew from Dewis, Eames and Patton and their late band Cause for Reason. The band is a local favorite with a diverse following. From the pubs of Victoria to the halls of Courtenay and Cortes Island, the guys tour Vancouver Island with the same energy and enthusiasm they show on stage. Their objective is to make their followers dance into exhaustion.

The past four years provide good memories for the six ska fanatics who are strongly -influenced by bands like the Mad Bombers, Might Mighty Bosstones, Skatalites, Sublime and Los Furious. Their future plan is to keep writing explosive, original tunes, over 28 now and counting.

What else keeps the Bloodwarmers going? The crowd of sweaty bodies and the chance to continue their friendship through their tight, zany and energetic stage antics along with their original "ska-rific" sound that can only be truly experienced live.

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Anything Goes
Dancehall
Moving Slow
Soundcheck Theme Song
Take Me For a Ride
Someday
Ordinary Day
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Last Lineup

NameRoleDates
gord jonesgggguitar
Status: Broken Up
- Last confirmed Oct. 24, 2016

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