El Grande is a ska/funk/reggae/punk outfit from Portland, Maine. They are an energetic and original party band with styles ranging from The Police and 311 to Bob Marley and Miles Davis. Their songs are infectuous and groovy. El Grande is the remedy for bum-outs.


El Grande is a groove-rock supergroup from Portland, Maine. Their unique sound has been accredited to their diverse musical inspirations ranging from 311 and the Police to Bob Marley and Miles Davis. Their grooves vary between laid back reggae to upbeat ska and punk. El Grande's rhythm section consists of frontman Chris Gironda on guitar and vocals, Tom Bailey on the kit and Shane Fenton laying down the bass line.

Rounding out the lineup is El Grande's mighty horn section, featuring Jon Blood, Mike Ouellet, Jordan Kramer and former Rustic Overtone Jason Ward.

Their live shows prove to be the remedy for bum-outs.


Leap of Faith EP - 2006
Crosstown Rivals EP - 2007

Set List

El Grande has a varying setlist of about 30 original songs and 5 covers.