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Past Shows

Sat. October 22nd 2016
RUDEFEST 2016 Dope Soda, Everybody Left, Bazooka Picnic, MC Unite!
Sat. August 27th 2016
Laketown Ranch Music & Recreation Park Ladysmith BC (All Ages)
Legends Valley Music Festival sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, The Boom Booms, Vince Vaccaro, Los Furios, Redeye Empire, The Librarian, Forgotten Rebels, Back Eddy and the Procrastinators, Northcote, Phono Pony, Dope Soda, Gisto, Firewoodpoetry, Kutapira
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Dope Soda

Dope Soda

Confirmed: Nov. 25, 2015 (Awaiting Update)

Label: Independent
from Nanaimo BC

Contact Details

Dave St. Jean
dave@dopesoda.com
250-740-1625
Tracks (3)

Thirsty for music that is both dangerous and danceable, refreshing as a mojito and as eye-opening as a whiskey sour? A cocktail party mix of reggae, punk rock, jazz, hiphop, and ska? This is DopeSoda.

Dope Soda formed in late 2011, a fresh concoction of six of the top jazz, rock, and Jamaican-music-inspired musicians from Vancouver Island, with frequent appearances in acts such as Current Swell, Jon & Roy, and The Bananafish Dance Orchestra. The band is led by a three-piece horn section with roots in the highly-regarded Vancouver Island University Jazz Department, buoyed by a funky rhythm section that serves up sips of bubbling Hammonds and Wurlitzers, shots of distorted guitar, and heavy bass–in your face.

Dope Soda jumps back and forth between reggae jams, punk-rock assaults, happy ska romps, and hip-hop throw-downs– a thirst quencher for audiences who need good rhymes and good times. Dope Soda’s 1st full-length, “Carbonation,” features a 12-pack of ska-punk-jazz-pop tunes (best paired with a West Coast IPA). It’s carbonated party fuel; a beer-in-cheek look at video games, hallucinations, bar brawls, unsettled relationships, and the trials and tribulations of wearing an eye patch. Recorded in Nanaimo, B.C. and produced by a team of dancing rabbits. Drink up!

Audio Samples

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Distraction
Strangers
Bullets
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Videos

Dope Soda - Distraction (Tribute to Victoria Ska Festival)
In this Video Artist(s) Dope Soda
Posted: Jan. 15, 2015
Dope Soda at Club 9ONE9: What We Do & Bullets
In this Video Artist(s) Dope Soda
Posted: Jun. 6, 2013

Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
Dave DiRTVocals / Trombone2011-present
Matt CarterVocals / Keyboards / Bari Sax2011-present
Phil HamelinTrumpet2011-present
Mike ClementGuitar2012-present
Andrew FraserBass2013-present
Jesse McNeillDrums2013-present

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Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Nov. 25, 2015