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THE EXPANDERS

Coming out of the Los Angeles roots reggae/ska scene, The Expanders have been playing their vintage style of roots reggae since 1999.

Heavily influenced by The Ethiopians, The Gladiators and The Upsetters and featuring three-part vocal harmonies, The Expanders' goal is to preserve the sounds of Jamaican roots music. Though they focus on producing music of their own, The Expanders are equally at home backing other artists. They’ve had the honor of playing behind legendary singers like “The Ethiopian” Leonard Dillon, Alton Ellis, Pat Kelly and The Maytones. Members of the band have also backed Derrick Morgan, Stranger Cole, Ken Boothe, Dennis Alcapone, Rico Rodriguez, and Frankie Paul.


 

Though they focus on producing music of their own, The Expanders are equally at home backing other artists. They’ve had the honor of playing behind legendary singers like “The Ethiopian” Leonard Dillon, Alton Ellis, Pat Kelly and The Maytones. Members of the band have also backed Derrick Morgan, Stranger Cole, Ken Boothe, Dennis Alcapone, Rico Rodriguez, and Frankie Paul.

The Expanders are:
John Butcher--Guitar/Vocals
Devin Morrison--Guitar/Vocals
Chiquis Lozoya--Bass/Vocals
John Asher--Drums
Luis Chuquillanqui--Percussion
Ben Malament--Percussion
Dan Hastie--Organ/Piano/Clavinet

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