Bigger Thomas

Bigger Thomas

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Bigger Thomas keeps crowds moving to their patented version of reggae skalypsoul that includes a heavy dose of traditional and 2-Tone ska. Best known for their upbeat ska-pop song "Ska in My Pocket" they now play a diverse style encompassing ska, reggae, calypso, punk, african and latin rythyms.

Biography

17 years and still kicking!! Bigger Thomas continues to keep crowds moving and grooving to their patented version of reggae skalypsoul that includes a heavy dose of traditional and 2-Tone ska thrown in for good measure. Best known for their upbeat ska-pop song "Ska in My Pocket" they now play a diverse style encompassing ska, reggae, calypso, punk, african and latin rythyms. They have had the pleasure of performing alongside Jimmy Cliff, Yellowman, Burning Spear, Bad Manners, The Selecter, Special Beat, De La Soul, Bim Skala Bim, The Alarm and The Toasters. The band have just signed to Megalith Records the premiere ska label in the world which includes The Toasters, West Bound Train, Eastern Standard Time, Hub City Stompers, The Rudie Crew, The Bluebeats, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble and others. Their Megalith Records release which was recorded at Version City Studios and produced/mixed by King Django will be available on iTunes as well as megalithrecords.com. The band's most recent efforts "Resisting Success" and "Bigger Thomas" a CD/DVD reissue of their first out-of-print LP are also available online at biggerthomas.com, megalithrecords.com and itunes.com Look for Bigger Thomas to play shows throughout the US and Canada in 2005 and to tour as part of the SKA TRIPTYCH with Hub City Stompers, The Rudie Crew and other premiere East Coast ska and reggae acts.

Discography

One Step Behind - 16 song CD released in 1993 on Exclamation Point Records

Resisting Success - 8 song CD released in 2004 on Exclamation Point Records

Bigger Thomas - 15 song self-titled CD originally released in 1989; Reissued in 2005 on Exclamation Point Records

We Wear The Mask - 12 song CD released in Fall 2005 on Megalith Records

Set List

Bigger Thomas can play one blistering 45 minute set or can stretch out and play 3 one hour sets. The band plays a original stew of ska, reggae, punk, soul and Calypso and augments sets with covers by The Specials, The English Beat and 60's ska and reggae classics.