Victoria BC Ska Society is proud to present one of LA's premier Latin/ska bands, LA BANDA SKALAVERA to Canada for the first time! They will be joined by Vancouver's LOS FURIOS who have been the partners in ska for Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival for over 15 years.
This concert will follow the Mad Caddies, The Skints, Perro Bravo, Illvis Freshly & The Blackwood Kings at Ship Point.
La Banda Skalavera isn't the type of band that one can label as being one particular style. Each member’s distinct style can be credited to their diverse musical upbringings ranging from Norteño, Banda, Salsa, Punk, Ska, Reggae and Cumbias.LBS (La Banda Skalavera) was formed in South Central Los Angeles in the Summer of 1998 by George (lead Singer). However, band members have come from as far away as San Diego, Riverside, and Palm Springs.
After nearly a decade of constant touring LBS was finally recognized in 2009 by winning an MTV VMA For Best Breakout artist Of L.A. The MTV VMA opened up a lot of doors for LBS Getting them a Deal With Ubbersee Records in Germany, widening LBS's fan base to Europe and South America. Notably they were the first Latin band to perform at the Warped Tour in 2011. La Banda Skalavera is Music and music is Life.
Right now La Banda Skalavera are feeling refreshed after taking a short break. The band is recording a brand new album that they hope will be ready later in 2017. Since October 2016 LBS released two singles "Pachito Eche" AND "Sistema Perdido." They are excited to share this new music with everyone in Canada for the first time!