1e instrument: Basgitaar
The Rotterdam based Ska/Reggae band Phoenix City Retaliators are very dedicated musicians. Their roots are deeply embedded in the Dutch ska scene (Zwit, Monkey Manners, Ollie Q. & The Deep Six). Their name refers to the city of Rotterdam: resurrected from its ashes to the metropolis it is today, like the Phoenix. Their sound brings a sparkle back into the ska. Energetic, danceable and always with a positive vibe.
In an amazingly short time they developed a sound of their very own. Raw, rebellious and dynamic. A bold musical sauce, with emphasis on solid danceable rhythms, supported by effective horns, awesome solo's and polyphonic singing.
Influences from surf, funk and old punkrock are clearly discernible, but their love and respect for the authentic Jamaican ska, rocksteady, early-reggae and dub is always apparent.
They have been doing shows since 2012 and their contagious Jamaican dance music hasn't gone unnoticed. They played at Bevrijdingsfestival Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam Unlimited (Zomercarnaval) and