The Devastators • Reggae | Island •


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Established in 2000, The Devastators are a four-piece reggae outfit based out of San Diego, California.  Their sound has been described as a soulful mix of roots reggae and dub with a hint of funk, combining heavy drum and bass grooves and the old school sounds of Hammond organ, clavinet, and piano.  The core line-up consists of prominent SD reggae musicians Ivan Garzon (lead vocals, bass), John Allen (drums, backing vocals), Alex Somerville (keyboards), and Brian Teel (backing vocals, guitar, keyboards).  These four veteran performers share over 10,000 hours of combined stage experience and have backed artists such as Pato Banton, The Wailing Souls, Garth Dennis, The Itals, Edi Fitzroy, Earl Zero, Wadi Gad, Bunny Mystic, Majic (NZ), Carlos Paez (B-Side Players), Elijah Emanuel, One Drop, and Kevin Kinsella (John Brown’s Body/10ft. Ganja Plant), among others.

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