One Drop

since circa 2001
One Drop plays reggae, punk, dancehall, dub and ska with an intensity that evinces their punk rock roots. If you want to see a professional, polished and flawless performance, One Drop is not what you are looking for. If you want to hear music that is raw, entertaining and unpredictable played by a crew of seriously talented maniacs who are almost as surprised as you are, this is your chance.

Contrast and variety are integral parts of the One Drop sound. Live, they will pack the floor with deep dub and reggae and then turn it into an unplanned mosh pit by dropping in to fast punk rock. One Drop laid down three epic self-produced albums, known for their dynamic sound - switching styles at every track mark; visiting everything from reggae to hip-hop and from dub to punk and nailing it every time.

Before taking a brief 10-year break, One Drop gained friends and fans with three Western Canadian tours as well as a West Coast tour to Southern California and back. They have shared stages with acts such as The Slackers, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Black Halos, Warsaw Pack, Chris Murray, The Mad Caddies, The Aggrolites, The Kingpins, Kia Kadiri, The Toasters, The Allentons, The Rebel Spell & The Flatliners. One Drop’s cover of Desmond Dekker’s Problems was added to the tribute album Unity.

This may well be your last chance to see one of Victoria’s legendary entertainment forces at the best venue in town. Outdoor sunset show, Inner Harbour, June 22nd - riddims for the people!

Community Events


Rough It Up
( January 2008 )
To Hell In A Band Casket
( August 2006 )
One Drop
( February 2004 )

Current Lineup

The Littlest HoboOrgan, Guitar, Vox2001-present
Brandon LeahyBari Sax, Vox2001-present
The BeastGuitar2001-present
Nev GibsonAlto and Tenor Sax2002-present
Blair DouglasVocals2002-present
Gorgeous GordTour Van2003-present
Mr. CredibleBass2006-present

Past Members

Dana TowersDrums2001-2002
Dave SnowBass, Vocals2002-2006

Artist Articles

How did D'Arcy ska?

In the "How did blank ska?" feature, we'll get into just how our organizing team got into ska and reggae music. This first edition features our merchandise coordinator, D'Arcy Briggs

Rough It Up by One Drop

Sadly, this is One Drop’s final album. There’s worse news, too. One Drop has kicked the can for the last time. Yeah, the band has disbanded after a six year experience. Hopefully they’ll get back together sooner or later, as this five...
Published by: Linnear Reflections
Author: Naomi de Bryun

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