Secondhand Ska Kings

Secondhand Ska Kings


We are a six piece group of polished, experienced musicians doing what we love - performing steady exciting music to put people in a good mood.


The Secondhand Ska Kings are pleased to announce the release of their debut full-length CD Ale to the Kings. Our special brand of loud, obnoxious dancehall ska is under the influence of the funk and the punk. Take it home with you and enjoy without moderation!

The story of Ale to the Kings begins with our tune No More Guitars, also a track on the album. We wrote this tune back in December 2005, and on a lark, Bryce submitted it to the producers of Veronica Mars. They selected it for the show. Well eight seconds of it anyhow, and we still got enough money to produce an album.

The Secondhand Ska Kings are Dan Arlig on bass; Matt 'Mad Dog' Bertrand on guitar; Bryce Blilie on trumpet; Eric Johnson on trombone and vocals; Ryan Lodgaard on drums; and Scott Moriarity on trombone and vocals. The âsecondhandâ part is because we used to play in bands like Three Minute Hero and Suspect Bill.

We play really loud. We've got the third and fourth best rock-n-roll trombone players in the Twin Cities for real. Come to a show to decide!


Ale to the Kings - 2006
Cocktails Before Funerals - 2009

Set List

We play 45-60 minute sets, 30% covers recognizable by 20-40 yr old audience