Chop Chop Band
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Chop Chop Band

Barletta, Italy | Established. Jan 01, 1992 | INDIE

Barletta, Italy | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1992
Band World Reggae




This band has no press


1997 - Fiore di Terra
1999 - Sveglia!
2004 - Ci sei o no?!
2009 - Sunshine
2016 - Rialimenta


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Chop Chop Band was born in Barletta, Apulia, in 1992: the reggae beats around the charismatic figure

Pino Pepsee frontman, singer, guitarist and composer. The six musicians from experiences

artistic different, they share a passion for the sounds of Jamaica, for the black music, reggae as

lifestyle and song of complaint letting contaminate the hip-hop scene more contemporary and

without sacrificing the solid tradition of Italian singer-songwriter.

The early years of the band have been busy in live concerts, spreading alive Vibration

and rebellious in social and autonomous collective centers throughout Southern Italy, Catania and Perugia, from Matera to


In 1995 the band recorded the demo "Reggae Revolution" and contributes to the compilation "Sonica 96" with

song "Questione di valori" and is finalist at the Adidas Streetball Milan.

There is a growing belief in their own ability and also increasing the training, which also provides copious

horn section in ska style for a total of ten elements.

In 1997, the fame of the Chop Chop Band ballooned thanks to the publication of "Fiore Di Terra"

distributed in 40 thousand copies with the "Avvenimenti". Continued without stopping the live activity,

finds its first consecration with a performance at the 1998 Rototom Sunsplash in Lignano, the festival

Italian reggae par excellence, which will be long regular guests.

exciting and important moment, which continues in 1999 with the release of the second LP "Sveglia". In October, the

song, "Scopri la chiave" ends in "Sottosuoni" compilation of the magazine World Music and follow

participations to other collections, such as "Reggae Weekend", "Reggae Party" (Vitaminic) and "Sweet Jamaica". There

Chop Chop Band is credible, his reggae roots sound like and convinces fans of the genre (and beyond).

In 2001 the band released the single "L'isola che c'รจ" (with South Sound System partnership),

included in the compilation "Reggae Radio Station" curated by DJ Vito War of Radio Popolare di Milano.

In May 2004 finally he released the album "Ci sei O No !?", published by the label V2 Music 

Sony distributed, and supported by a new tour around Italy and some European countries. In 2009 he was

Sunshine published the album, an album with experimental sound and featuring with many national and international Djs

Since 2010 the band goes back to work back to the reggae music and continuing the activity live and dj-live set

After a long period of experiences, experiments and collaborations, Here comes again the band with new ideas

and proposals aimed at the publication of the new album. The first single is "Un Po 'Di Volume" summer

2015 related video (
To April 2016 released by Fridge Records and the new album Goodfellas "Rialimenta". A new album

positive light that preserves the refinement of texts and attention to social issues has always been dear to

production of Chop.

The first single from replenishes, "Se lei domani", is also the new video clip of the Chop Chop Band

shot in the beautiful countryside of Puglia (

With replenishes the famous band released its fifth job and returns to the stage after an artistic break

of years. "The new album has been for us a duty, gratitude to our fans who have always

and followed that crowd our concerts "- Pino Pepsee goes on to say that" Rialimenta "was born to

spreading positivity without being trivial, looking for the right balance between irony and sense of civic duty to

convey the desire to go back and believe in the future. "Rialimenta" from the title, indicates a

rebirth, the desire to return to get involved without fear, at any age and with any dream


Band Members