Railtown Sound System
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Railtown Sound System

Vancouver, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Vancouver, Canada
Established on Jan, 2012
Band World Reggae




"Best Vancouver Bands of 2016"

They were formed in 2012, so its not really a new band, but 2016 is when they are consolidating as a representative party reggae/dub band in Vancouver. They played Rifflandia and it seems they will be performing at the Victoria Ska Fest. Debut Album released May 2016. Listen, see and learn more about the band - vanmusic.ca

"CKCU fm radio interview"

Interview: Railtown Sound System (British Columbia) -


Railtown Sound System self titled album released May 2016

Warning  3:49
Ghost Town  3:48
Just Forgotten  4:23
UFD  4:54
Rise  6:31
No Sacrifice Live!  6:24
War Dubbing  3:57
Duppy Town Dub  3:41
Just Dubbin' 4:36
UFDub 3:01
DubRise 6:37



The foundation of our sound is deeply rooted in reggae music; and ROOTS REGGAE is what we play...with heavy infusions of dub and touches of funk, rock and modern Jamaican influences.  With reggae music, authenticity combined with solid musicianship is essential, and this is what Railtown Sound System delivers.  Our music is tight but raw, original yet inline with reggae tradition, and smooth but highly energetic.  We create an inclusive live show where audience interaction and engagement is the cornerstone.  The feel and delivery invoke the rich textures of the Pacific Northwest; adventerous, exciting, exhilarating and organic.  Socially conscious lyrics and crowd engagement flow through the melodies of Scott Candiah backed by the soothing background harmonies of Rachel Strobl.  Reg Wilford (drums) and Paul Ryan (bass) lay down a solid rhythm foundation while Matt Doctor (guitar), Brian Battaile (keys) and Greg Kelly (keys) layer on the lead lines, skanking, bubble and dub delays from the 1970's space echo to round out the traditional, organic, analog roots sound.

We love playing live and bring an intense yet intimate energy that keeps the audiences dancing to a mix of up-tempo original tunes and ballads, spiced with just a few of our favorite covers from some of our biggest influences like Midnite, Gregory Issacs and Bob Marley.  It's a show that everyone can enjoy, from the oldest reggae enthusiast looking for an authentic sound, the reggae hipster looking for the newest obscurity, to the casual listener hoping to dance to a classic timeless rhythm, it's a show everyone remembers for all the right reasons.    

Band Members