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World: Reggae Moods: Mood: Upbeat Reggae: Pop-Reggae

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United States - Oregon

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Dub Squad

DUB SQUAD: (dub skwad) noun, 1. a music performance ensemble that (between 1988 and 1996) toured with UB40, performed with Ziggy Marley, Third World, Jimmy Cliff, Judy Mowatt, Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, David Lindley and headlined their own tour of Japan as part of The World's Fair Expo '90. 2. a recording ensemble that released 2 albums; "Tonic of the People" and "Love is Rising" for the Tonic Media label, 3. film performers and sound track contributors for the 20th Century Fox motion picture "Hear No Evil" starring Martin Sheen and Marlee Matlin (March 93), 4. Alan Alexander (vocals, keyboards, flute, guitar, harmonica), Newel Briggs (lead guitar, vocals), Jim Daniels (bass, guitar, keyboards), Mary Sue Tobin ( sax, vocals, keyboards), Karen Searcy (vocals, keyboards), Brian Davis (drums, percussion).

"DUB SQUAD, a racially and sexually integrated unsigned sextet from Portland OR., are worth checking out in their own right. Their music is based strongly in reggae, but the DUB SQUAD experiments a bit with more traditional rock rhythms... This is an intriguing, interesting and commercial sound."
VARIETY (review of a sold out concert with UB40
at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles)

"DUB SQUAD fashions an intriguing groove......'Tonic of the People' finds them squarely on their feet, with solid, catchy songs tucked neatly under their belts, boldly facing the future of reggae, broadening it's boundaries without losing it's appeal."

" When Martin Sheen and Co. first came to town to shoot "Hear No Evil" they planned on filming a local gig ......the crew got a chance to hear about - then hear DUB SQUAD. That was all it took. The crew ended up shooting five tracks from the Portland band's excellent 'Tonic of the People' album."

"..The secret of the band's success seems to be a reggae/ska base, topped with a helping of rock and soul, some jazz and funk, and a dash of other Caribbean styles bound together with conscious and positive lyrics and musical imagination. Everything is anchored by solid bass and percussion with a buoyant and energetic, bouncing, swaying propulsion that'll keep dancers happy all night long. With its sense of purpose, it could well go far."

"DUB SQUAD is an eclectic family of very talented musicians with backgrounds as diverse as the songs they play.......the members of the band have their roots in either jazz, funk or fusion and have incorporated all of these styles in their music to produce a unique reggae form."

"'Tonic of the People' a new album by Portland's DUB SQUAD ... impeccably played and produced."