Disney inspired ska band top Venue bill

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Suburban Legends, MC Lars, Fighting Evil Is Cool and Last Edition make up the bill at The Venue on Tuesday night.

The bands will take to the stage at The Venue on Abbey Street with doors opening at 7.30pm.

Headliners Suburban Legends come to The Venue off the back of yeatrs of success.

Buddies since high school, the third wave ska vets will perform with their distinct blend of fizzy ska and sugary pop, with accents of disco and funk.

The Orange County-based group’s latest EP, Dreams Aren’t Real But These Songs Are is an imaginatively arranged collection of Disney classics.

Lead Legend, Vincent Walker said: “With these classic songs, you hear them once and you’re humming themfor weeks.”

Over its career, the band has released five albums, six EPs, and two DVDs. Suburban Legends have built a

They have an impressive live profile playing multiple tours throughout the US, UK, Europe, and Canada, undertaking successful runs with big names like Reel Big Fish, Less Then Jake, Bowling for Soup, and Goldfinger.

Suburban Legends is Vincent Walker (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and trumpet), Aaron Bertram (trumpet, vocals), Brian Robertson (trombone, backing vocals), Brian Klemm (lead guitar, vocals), Brad Polidori (bass), Chris Lucca (Trumpet), and Ed Larsen (Drums, Percussion, and Piano).

Suburban Legends’ story began in the early 2000s at the Disneyland theme park. For years, they held a semi-regular gig performing covers and originals, winning patrons’ hearts with boundless musicality and an unflinchingly positive live show that boasts dazzling choreography.

This era coincided with height of the Cali ska scene that launched the careers of No Doubt, Goldfinger, and Reel Big Fish. Suburban Legends distinguished themselves from the pack by favoring sleek pop grooves that playfully and ingeniously recalled late ’90s Top 40.

Vincent said: “I learned so much about songwriting.

“There’s an effective simplicity here that will definitely impact us on this next album.”

It’s been an epic tale for the band who have stuck together for the music through touring van fires and robberies, and tragically losing a bandmate. Vincent said: “What keeps us motivated is that we believe in what we do.

“We have fun making music, and we love sharing it with other people.

“It’s such a positive thing. We want to continue making as many people happy as possible.”

Also on the bill are Nottingham ska/punk band Fighting Evil Is Cool (pictured above.)

They announced their spot on the bill via Facebook and said: “We are super stoked to be playing this gig!”

For tickets visit www.gigantic.com/suburban-legends/the-venue.