Santa Cruz, California-based outfit the Expendables play reggae, ska, pop, punk, and surf-influenced rock tailor-made for sun-baked good times.
Formed in 1997 and kin to other West Coast reggae-inspired jam bands such as Dance Hall Crashers
, Reel Big Fish
, and Pepper
, the quartet, which features the talents of Geoff Weers on guitar and vocals, Raul Bianchi on lead guitar, Ryan Demars on bass, and Adam Patterson on drums and vocals, self-released two albums in 2006, and then released Gettin' Filthy via Pony Canyon
. After signing to Stoopid Records
(owned by their contemporaries and tourmates Slightly Stoopid
), the Expendables came out with their eponymous fourth album in 2007. The year 2010 saw the release of Prove It, their fifth studio long-player, and in 2012 the Expendables issued their first all-acoustic album, Gone Soft, which featured pared-down acoustic versions of some of their best-known tracks. The band's sixth studio album, Sand in the Sky, followed in 2015. ~ James Christopher Monger & Anthony Tognazzini, Rovi