BANDULUS – SATURDAY, 2/25 @ 3:00PM – 5:00PM
The Bandulus are the brainchild of Jeremy Peña, formerly of Los Skarnales and The Trenchtown Texans. After the 2006 break-up of Los Skarnales and leaving Trenchtown Texans in 2010, Jeremy decided to venture out on his own and create the traditional ska, reggae, and soul sensation that is The Bandulus. Their first full-length album, Ska.Reggae.Soul, was released in 2010 featuring a smattering of well-respected musicians such as Vic Ruggiero of Slackers’ fame and Willy Camero, Patrick Kelly, and Jonny Meyers of The Stingers ATX. After the release, Jeremy solidified his live band with musicians from the Austin and San Antonio scenes.
In November of 2012, The Bandulus released their second full-length album called The Times We Had. The record was worth the wait and well received, featured on countless top 10 lists for ska and reggae records. It’s unique with its heavy soul influence and heartfelt lyrics but still keeps you dancing in true Bandulus fashion. While staying genuine to the 60’s style traditional ska, The Times We Had crosses and mixes genres, keeping on your toes.
The Bandulus have already shared the stage with yesterday’s and todays top ska and reggae acts including the originators of ska The Skatalites, The Wailers, The Slackers, Easy Star All Stars, The Aggrolites, and even Grammy award winners Los Lonely Boys.
Plans for 2014 include a southwest tour with The legendary Slackers in April, followed by a trip to Brooklyn to record their third album with Uzimon producer Brett Tubin. Jamaican patois for bandit, The Bandulus will steal your heart and always leave you smiling.