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About Umbrella Bed

Picking up on a 2-Tone ska sound might have seemed like a strange choice in the summer of 1995 when Umbrella Bed first assembled itself into existence. After all, the 2-Tone ska sound was a very short-lived period 15-years earlier and, without a doubt, in '95 the newly reborn ska genre “third wave” was creating a much harder edged ska sound. Third-wave ska was very much guided by the rise of the alternative music scene and infused ska with a more punk/grunge bent. It moved the “ska sound” pretty far away from 2-Tone’s inherent pop roots. But, 2-Tone’s shorter life had also left a lot of room to explore. And explore Umbrella Bed has. Five full length releases, hundreds of wildly energetic shows and two European tours later, doing anything but build on 2-Tone’s legacy would have been a tragic loss. By taking the alternative minded but accessible framework the 2-Tone sound offered and infusing it with its’ own diverse sensibilities and influences, “UB” discovered a unique blend which resonates as “something different” in the alternative music realm and also something with mass appeal. Starting in 1995 UB experienced a very quick ascent and a large local following was built in it's home base of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area’s top music rag, The City Pages, voted UB one of the “Best New Bands” of 1997, a nod to its' reputation of astoundingly energetic manic live shows and quality musicianship. As it thrived locally, Umbrella Bed established a solid reputation nationally and internationally by appearing on numerous compilations both geared specifically for the ska scene and for the broader music world. Simultaneously the band also independently released full length albums in 1996 (King Size) and 1998 (Monkey’s and Rivets). Distributed by OarFin Records, both were solid sellers. In 2003 a relationship with German based label Mad Butcher Records marked a new phase of work. UB has since released three albums: 2003’s “Last Band Standing”, 2005’s “One Small Skank…” and 2008’s “GO” on the independent internationally distributed anti-racist and socially conscience label. Each album is wrapped beautifully in a 2-Tone framework while infusing swing, punk, reggae, Latin , new wave and good old school Jamican sounds. Lyrically UB’s sardonic take on love and politics are the brilliantly layered finishing touches. The band's new label alliance expanded its live presence abroad and UB toured in Europe in support of “One Small…” in 2005 and “GO” in 2008 with highly successful sold out shows in France as well as very successful outings in Germany, Serbia, Austria, The Czech Republic and Hungry. As a live act UB has also played support role to a who’s who in the ska/reggae world including The Skatalities, The Specials, English Beat, The Toasters, Mustard Plug, King Chango, MU330, Mad Sin, The Selector and many others. The band’s primary line up has rotated some over the years but has remained largely intact. Lead vocalist Hellrocket, drummer Dutch Buddha, trombonist Al Teagarden and ska’s (if not rock and roll’s) premier French Horn player Eva Washburn have been around from day one. Trombonist O’Joya and saxophonist DJ WayCool have been with the band nearly a decade completing the “Horns of Mass Destruction”. Recent additions Franknos on bass and Rude Boy Bandit on guitar have added a new youth movement to a band on the tail end of its second decade proving there is a lot more history to come. A new EP "Refill" will be released Nov. 27, 2013 on Madbutcher Records. The first of a 3-EP cycle. www.umbrellabed.com www.twitter.com/umbrellabed www.reverbnation.com/umbrellabed
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Genres:
Punk, Ska, Ska Punk, Reggae
Band Members:
FRANCISCO GUERRA- BASS, JOY JUDGE - TROMBONE, HELLROCKET - VOCALS TRUMPET, AL TEAGARDEN - TROMBONE, SCOTT WILCOX - SAXOPHONE, KABEL LEFTO - GUITAR, MITCH THOMPSON - DRUMS, EVA WASHBURN - FRENCH HORN
Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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About Umbrella Bed

Picking up on a 2-Tone ska sound might have seemed like a strange choice in the summer of 1995 when Umbrella Bed first assembled itself into existence. After all, the 2-Tone ska sound was a very short-lived period 15-years earlier and, without a doubt, in '95 the newly reborn ska genre “third wave” was creating a much harder edged ska sound. Third-wave ska was very much guided by the rise of the alternative music scene and infused ska with a more punk/grunge bent. It moved the “ska sound” pretty far away from 2-Tone’s inherent pop roots. But, 2-Tone’s shorter life had also left a lot of room to explore. And explore Umbrella Bed has. Five full length releases, hundreds of wildly energetic shows and two European tours later, doing anything but build on 2-Tone’s legacy would have been a tragic loss. By taking the alternative minded but accessible framework the 2-Tone sound offered and infusing it with its’ own diverse sensibilities and influences, “UB” discovered a unique blend which resonates as “something different” in the alternative music realm and also something with mass appeal. Starting in 1995 UB experienced a very quick ascent and a large local following was built in it's home base of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area’s top music rag, The City Pages, voted UB one of the “Best New Bands” of 1997, a nod to its' reputation of astoundingly energetic manic live shows and quality musicianship. As it thrived locally, Umbrella Bed established a solid reputation nationally and internationally by appearing on numerous compilations both geared specifically for the ska scene and for the broader music world. Simultaneously the band also independently released full length albums in 1996 (King Size) and 1998 (Monkey’s and Rivets). Distributed by OarFin Records, both were solid sellers. In 2003 a relationship with German based label Mad Butcher Records marked a new phase of work. UB has since released three albums: 2003’s “Last Band Standing”, 2005’s “One Small Skank…” and 2008’s “GO” on the independent internationally distributed anti-racist and socially conscience label. Each album is wrapped beautifully in a 2-Tone framework while infusing swing, punk, reggae, Latin , new wave and good old school Jamican sounds. Lyrically UB’s sardonic take on love and politics are the brilliantly layered finishing touches. The band's new label alliance expanded its live presence abroad and UB toured in Europe in support of “One Small…” in 2005 and “GO” in 2008 with highly successful sold out shows in France as well as very successful outings in Germany, Serbia, Austria, The Czech Republic and Hungry. As a live act UB has also played support role to a who’s who in the ska/reggae world including The Skatalities, The Specials, English Beat, The Toasters, Mustard Plug, King Chango, MU330, Mad Sin, The Selector and many others. The band’s primary line up has rotated some over the years but has remained largely intact. Lead vocalist Hellrocket, drummer Dutch Buddha, trombonist Al Teagarden and ska’s (if not rock and roll’s) premier French Horn player Eva Washburn have been around from day one. Trombonist O’Joya and saxophonist DJ WayCool have been with the band nearly a decade completing the “Horns of Mass Destruction”. Recent additions Franknos on bass and Rude Boy Bandit on guitar have added a new youth movement to a band on the tail end of its second decade proving there is a lot more history to come. A new EP "Refill" will be released Nov. 27, 2013 on Madbutcher Records. The first of a 3-EP cycle. www.umbrellabed.com www.twitter.com/umbrellabed www.reverbnation.com/umbrellabed
Show More
Genres:
Punk, Ska, Ska Punk, Reggae
Band Members:
FRANCISCO GUERRA- BASS, JOY JUDGE - TROMBONE, HELLROCKET - VOCALS TRUMPET, AL TEAGARDEN - TROMBONE, SCOTT WILCOX - SAXOPHONE, KABEL LEFTO - GUITAR, MITCH THOMPSON - DRUMS, EVA WASHBURN - FRENCH HORN
Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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