Not many ska bands 15 years in release a career masterwork for their seventh album. Then again, Suburban Legends, are not just any ska band.
The sextet has made a career of successfully defying expectations through boldly exploring outside genres and, along the way, winning the hearts of hugely diverse audiences, ranging from kids, parents, punks and skins, jam band fanatics, and pop-rock fans. Suburban Legends first burst onto the Third Wave Ska scene in 1999, and quickly distinguished itself with boundless musicality that encompassed hard rock, disco, and imaginative readings of cover songs. To date, the band has released six LPs, four EPs, and two DVDs. Through a tireless work ethic, Suburban Legends have built an impressive live profile. The group has performed at house parties, bowling alleys, and pizza parlors, and undertaken successful tours with big names like Reel Big Fish, RX Bandits, Catch 22, and Goldfinger. Parallel to establishing themselves with the vanguard of modern ska and punk, the band also has the distinction of regularly gigging at Disneyland. The Suburban Legends are Vincent Walker, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and trumpet; Chris Lucca, trumpet, vocals; Brian Robertson, trombone, backing vocals; Brian Klemm, lead guitar, vocals; Brad Polidori, bass; and Ed “Smokey” Beach, drums.