Band Profile

The Slackers

The Slackers
Hometown: New York, New York Current Label: Hellcat Records Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Ara Babajian - Drums
Marcus Geard – Bass
David Hillyard – Saxophone
Jayson Nugent - Guitar
Glen Pine – Trombone, Vocals
Vic Ruggiero – Lead Vocals, Organ

The Slackers Bio:

The Slackers are a New York City band, formed in Brooklyn in 1991. The band's sound is a mix of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, soul, garage rock, and jazz. The Slackers' notability is credited to their prolific career, tours of North America, Europe, and elsewhere, and signing to notable punk label Hellcat Records.

There are several side projects of The Slackers, including David Hillyard & The Rocksteady Seven, Crazy Baldhead Sound System, Da Whole Thing, the SKAndalous All Stars, as well as an acoustic solo project by Vic Ruggiero. Vic Ruggiero, Jay Nugent, and David Hillyard were also in the NYC Ska band Stubborn All-Stars led by frontman King Django.


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