Band Spotlight: Special C (they do a reggae version of “Bro Hymn”!)

Another week, another Band Spotlight on a band that many people have never heard of. Formed in or around 2008, Special C are a band from Redondo Beach, California. Jason “Bubba” McMackin, the brother of Pennywise drummer Byron McMackin, is their drummer but unlike Pennywise these guys don’t play straight up punk rock.  They’re a ska punk band that uses roots and reggae elements. The singer’s voice actually reminds me of Rome Ramirez, the dude from Sublime With Rome, and in my opinion, Special C are the Bob Marley and the Wailers of the 21st century. The band has never released an EP or full-length studio album, but you can check out some tunes on their Facebook page including a reggae version cover of Pennywise’s “Bro Hymn”!

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  1. lunachick
    Lunachick10/27/2011 8:48 PM | Permalink

    My friend took me to the restaurant in Redondo where this band took their name from an item on the menu.

  2. Amber Dillaha10/28/2011 11:34 PM | Permalink


    I want to thank you for this article on Special “C” I have been a fan of theirs since 2009 and consider myself their #1 fan!

    I love the article but disagree as far as Dustin Jones (singer/guitar player for Special “C”) sounding like Rome Ramierz, But I definitely agree with them being the Bob Marley and the Wailers of the 21st century. Hope you come to a show soon!

    Check out my AmbieD’sSpecial”C”fanpage on Facebook!

  3. chrisdude89
    ChrisDude10/29/2011 7:33 AM | Permalink

    You’re welcome and I will check out your AmbieD page on Facebook.

  4. Flynn12/22/2011 9:05 PM | Permalink

    Good band and good friends, these guys played there first show at the Beach cities VFW in Redondo and I was stooked to be one of five people there. The rest is yet to be determined for these guys. Llok out for them around your area.

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  7. PaulMelody8/5/2016 4:13 AM | Permalink

    wow great

  8. DenyalJimi8/30/2016 1:58 AM | Permalink

    Great work

  9. EvelineAiken9/1/2016 2:55 AM | Permalink

    I like it

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