Riki Rocksteady & The Bad Ideas

Riki Rocksteady & The Bad Ideas

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Riki Rocksteady and the Bad Ideas are setting the new standard in American Reggae. They seemlessly blend high energy reggae with danceable 'deep dub riddims' and a Fats Domino shuffle. It is a sound that is completely fresh and truely impressive.

Biography

Known to many already in Boston and Miami as a skilled songwriter and street musician, Riki Rocksteady and his band, The Bad Ideas, are quickly broadening their appeal. First noticed nationally with the successful college radio airplay of his song "Crazy Dave" from Spit Shine Records' compilation Leisure Riddims (2002), he has continued to gain recognition with "Going Home Dub" off of the Dubshine Compilation (2003) and caught the ear of European radio stations and Internet sites. Boston's Spit Shine International record label recognized his talent, signed him, and released his first full-length album in the fall of 2004. Entitled, "Your Official Introduction" the album of 12 original tracks enlists some guest appearances by seasoned Boston ska/reggae artists of Bim Skala Bim, The Allstonians, and The Harmonics. Riki Rocksteady's first single off of "Your Official Introduction" is "Wrong Place, Right Time" a danceable number that will also be featured in his first music video produced by Greyson Media.

Riki Rocksteady & The Bad Ideas are headlining clubs and festivals as well as supporting major acts from Portland, ME to San Diego, CA and everywhere in between. From their first soulful reggae number to their last sweaty dancehall encore, Riki Rocksteady & The Bad Ideas are definitely worth the price of admission.

Discography

V/A -Leisure Riddims - Crazy Dave (Spit Shine 2002)
V/A -Dubshine - Going Home Dub (Spit Shine 2003)
Riki Rocksteady - Dark Dub EP (Dubba I 2004)
V/A - Oasis World Sampler - Wrong, Place (Oasis 2005)
Riki Rocksteady - Your Official Intro...(Spit Shine 2005)
V/A -Sweet Serenade - Sunshine (Lawless St. 2006)
V/A - Banana Vol 5 - Damn The Greyhound (Banana 2006)

Set List

Riki Rocksteady and The Bad Ideas typically play one or two hours of original music. They have over 30 originals plus a few choice reggae covers. They can easily perform for up to 3 hours (divided into three 50 minute sets).

Simple Set List:
RUDE FAITH
LONELY GIRL
SINISTER MR
OH, GIRL
PALM TREES
NO HESITATION
SUNSHINE
RADIO
WRONG PLACE
CRACKULA
MARY
TOO LATE
SALLY BROWN
DAMN THE GREYHOUND
OLD SPOON
MY LOVE
LIBERATE JAH
WICKED STYLE