Best Of 2013

Best ska fusion: UNRB


St. Pete septet UNRB has been making their music known with lots of live gigs and a fresh new full-length debut, Inform the Masses, released at a show that drew upwards of 300 to State Theatre on a Saturday night. Their skanky sound draws on elements of punk, reggae, funk, New Wave, jazz, Latin music, prog rock and even polka and classical music as led by the showman-quality vocals and electric ukulele melodies of frontman Noel Rochford, low-end and rhythmic back-up by bassist Nic Giordano and drummer Eric Allaire, and layers of bright brass from the four-piece horn section – Ben Datin (trumpet), Dan Smith (tenor sax), Matt Weihmuller (bari sax) and Andy Pilcher (trombone, euphonium, tuba).