Puget Soundsystem

Puget Soundsystem

BandHip HopReggae

Puget Sound System plays a solid mix of Reggae, Hip-Hop and Rock. Their music is enjoyable, danceable, and original. They have over 35yrs of combined musical experience, which is a lot considering their oldest member is 25. They all grew up going to concerts so they KNOW how it's done!

Biography

Puget Sound System is one of Seattle's hottest up and coming local bands. Their own brand of reggae mixed with hip hop and rock has caught the attention of many in the local concert circuit. Most often recognized for their unique style, driven by vocalist Taylor's quick and catchy lyrics, PSS is already starting to make waves throughout the West Coast reggae/rock scene.

Unlike other bands in the genre, Puget Sound Systyem has their own take on things. Heavily influenced by hip hop artists like Wu Tang, 2pac and Bone, they bring a unique flavor to the scene. Puget Sound System is definitely not your average reggae band.

Hip hop has played an important role in the bands musical development. They are well known and respected in both the local Seattle hip hop and reggae communities, and flow seamlessly between the genres onstage. Their blazing sets have earned them opening spots for many national hip hop and reggae artists, including Canadian hip hop powerhouse The Sweatshop Union and Hawaiian reggae legends Natural Vibrations.

Since the bands inception, they have performed at multiple festivals in Oregon and Washington and are well known throughout the Fraternity circuit at the University of Washington and Washington State University for their energetic shows and out-of-control, all-night parties. They have taken the stage at some of Seattle's most reputable venues including: Nectar, Studio 7, El Corazon, High Dive, Tost, and headlined the Seeley Stage at Seattle's annual 'Hempfest' Festival, the biggest Festival of it's kind in North America. After a short time on the scene, Puget Sound System has already played with such notable performers as Natural Vibrations, Mo Thugs, Krayzie Bone (of BONE Thugs n Harmony), The Sweatshop Union, Miska, Inhale, Moka Only (of the Swollen Members), Ken Peterson (of John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band), The Warsaw Poland Bros., Henry Turner Jr., The Dirty Heads, 880 South, as well as local legends Panda Conspiracy, The Cauze, Little Big Man, The Staxx Bros., etc...

Discography

In the summer of 2008 Puget Sound System began to self-distribute their 'Live at Studio 7' EP from their August 9th, 2008 show with Natural Vibrations.

In the Winter of 2008 their song "Hit the Split Cigar" was featured (Track 3) on The Pier's Pacific Northwest Sampler which has received over 10,000 downloads since November 2008.

The track has also been played on Global Vortex Radio. Their song 'Triumph' has been played on TLP Independent Radio Chattanooga.

The band has recorded 8 songs professionally that will eventually be released on their debut studio album 'Fake it till You Make It'.

They are currently recording at the Art Institute of Seattle.

Set List

Dub Intro
Adversity
Triumph
Screen Fall
All In Me
Still Tippin
The Syndicate
Hit the Split Cigar
What you Want/Hit em up
Slow Song
Santeria
Dub Outro
We usually play hour long sets of 10-15 songs but can easily do more. We sprinkle in covers into our sets by Sublime and other Reggae greats but we usually play mostly original material.