Max & the Invaders
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Max & the Invaders

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1990 | SELF

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 1990
Band Alternative Reggae


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"The Invaders "Where Ya Gone" CD"

"The Invaders sixth album is at its best when the band recalls the genre's '60s formative era in witty little story songs. The group achieves its own twist with the inclusion of harmonica and violin amid the requisite brass, keyboards and hyperactive rhythm section."
Jamie Lee Rake - Shepherd Express - Shepherd Express

"Invaders appearing live!"

"Milwaukee’s signature ska group, The Invaders perform their trad-roots-leaning third wave ska, which eschews some of the punkier riffs their peers increasingly are falling back on in favor of a more authentic, ’60s Jamaican shuffle.
"Shepherd Express Staff - Shepherd Express - Shepherd Express


Skank Tank ~ 1991
Brewtown Ska ~ 1994
G-Man (3 song vinyl EP) ~ 1994
Invaders Live! (double disk CD) ~ 1995
All That's Normal Turns To Chaos ~ 1996
Live at WMSE 91.7 ~ 2007
Where Ya Gone? ~ 2008
Running On Fumes ~ Vinyl Single, Fall 2012
New Full-Length 14 song CD ~ Summer 2013



Formed in 1987, the Invaders have since became a legendary Milwaukee and Wisconsin ska tradition for over two decades. They are the most recognizable, longest running, fuel-injected high-energy ska band ever to emerge from Milwaukee. Many ska bands site The Invaders as a major influence on their sound. The band sites influences from traditional 60's Jamaican legends like Desmond Dekker & Laurel Aitken and the British 2-Tone Ska movement. Likened to contemporaries like Fishbone, The English Beat, Reel Big Fish and Oingo Boingo. The band had toured tirelessly all over the Midwest and beyond, bringing their ska rampage to festivals, clubs and college campuses to the delight of screaming, skanking and sweaty fans.

National Acts the Invaders have opened for include:
The Wailers
The Skatalites
No Doubt
Reel Big Fish
Suberban Legends
Super Villans
The Selecter
The Specials
Bad Manners
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Less Than Jake
The English Beat
Mustard Plug
The Toasters

Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards:
1998 voted Sheperds Express Best Milwaukee
1999-2000 voted Best Ska Group-WAMI
2008 7 WAMI Nominations including winning WAMI for best
Ska/World/Reggae band!
2009 WAMI Nomination
2010 WAMI Nomination

National Label:
1990s Elevator Records
Currently: MaxTone Productions (band's own label)

The Invaders live on-stage act is a must to see as they energize their crowds into a frenzy! Clubs and Festivals can expect large crowds all dancing to the positive vibrations of The Invaders.

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