We got ROBBED and need your HELP!
We got ROBBED a couple weeks ago in Seattle and we could REALLY use some help to get back on our feet. We’ve launched a GoFundMe campaign to help recover some of the funds and it would mean the world to us if you could share it via social media, or make any donations you’re able to. Click HERE to make a donation…large or small, anything helps.
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THE STORY: We were on tour in Seattle. Right before we got on stage, Roy (keys) went to grab some more CDs out of the van but he couldn’t find it. He wasn’t the one who parked it, so he ran back in and passed the keys to Jacko (merch). Turns out Jacko couldn’t find it either. He laid the news on us right when we got off stage… Our Van, Trailer, and gear has been JACKED!!
The Expanders have come to be known for their vintage “rockers” style of reggae, played in the tradition of classic 1970s Jamaican groups like The Ethiopians, Culture, and The Mighty Diamonds. Their music emphasizes three-part vocal harmonies and strong songwriting. In addition to performing their own original material and rare Jamaican scorchers, since 2006 The Expanders have been the chosen backing band for legendary Jamaican singers when they come to California to perform. The group has backed classic artists Alton Ellis, The Maytones, The Ethiopians, The Wailing Souls, and many more. For two years in a row they were featured at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Mendocino County where their performances were praised by The Beat magazine as having recreated “the old classic Kingston rocksteady sound to a T.” They have been frequent guests on SoCal radio shows such as Reggae Central with Chuck Foster (KPFK 90.7 fm) and The Reggae Show with Junor Francis (KXLU 88.9 fm).