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Blackwood Kings Debut EP up on Youtube, Bandcamp, & Soundcloud


Four tracks of progressive ska/reggae/dub goodness.

Recorded 2013 by Martin Schoeps and Matt Gibbs at Electric City Sound in Victoria, BC
Additional Recording 2013-2015 by Noel Anstey and Martin Schoeps.
Mixed by Martin Schoeps with Noel Anstey
Mastered by Martin Schoeps

Music composed and arranged by Blackwood Kings
Lyrics by Michael Luis, Chris Zielonka

Artwork and logo by Lucas Bell

Special thanks to our families, friends, and supporters. In specific, the Luis family for letting us make a load of noise in their basement for years and years. Big ups to Dane Roberts and the Victoria BC Ska Society and Victoria Ska and Reggae Fest. A big thanks to Gaelan MacMillan, Steve Kalkman, and Steven Taddei for holding down the low-end in Graham’s absence. More thanks to Kiaran MacMillan, Zach Rousseau, Allegra Bonifacio, Sharon Rheszonya, “Dr. Lee Phd.” Gauthier, Ben Haupt, Cam Bradley, Caldon Saunders, the Rachwalski Family, Uvic Ska and Reggae Club, Josh S-C, and anybody else who’s helped us on this crazy ride.

Obligatory band shout-outs: Scimitar, SweetLeaf, Banyan Tree, DIEANDFINDOUT, Everybody Left, Ninjaspy, Hillside Hooligans, Doja, Downtown Mischief, Forecast, 222, Black Wallace, Zoo Riots, Grossbuster, Dope Soda.




Blackwood Kings Free Show at Felicita’s


A week today, Blackwood Kings and I will be performing a free show at UVic’s campus pub. Supporting us will be Grossbuster, a live-engineered beat-pad jockey who mixes reggae and hip-hop.

Check it out!