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MP3 Ribsy's Nickel - Ribsy's Nickel

With a style that touches on everything from rock to reggae to hardcore. Ribsy''s Nickel is doing more than making waves, these four guys from Santa Cruz,California will have you begging for more after you hear this C.D.

14 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Punk, WORLD: Reggae

With a style that touches on everything from rock to reggae to hardcore and even a little bit of honky-tonk bluegrass, Ribsy''s Nickel is doing more than making waves. Growing up in Santa Cruz, one of California''s premiere surf towns, these four guys are no strangers to creating music that represents the California lifestyle.

In the summer of 1998, four friends who grew up on the streets of Santa Cruz''s West Side, banded together to let their stories and music be heard. With songs illustrating the colorful events that take place everyday in the famed West Side, the band quickly gained a loyal following by playing house parties and bringing near havoc to every event they played. In no time, it seemed there was a buzz around the area, and people wanted to hear more. With a five song demo cassette tape and a ten song live CD circulating the Santa Cruz underground, the band decided to give their growing audience something substantial to chew on. They met local studio producer, Joel Steven, and took their songs into Octagon Records to make their first full-length studio debut self-titled CD. The goal was to capture the energy of "Ribsy''s Nickel" like when they play live shows.

Immediately after the debut CD was released in March 2001, the band decided to enter the 104.3 KMBY and Vamp Magazine battle of the bands. This contest lasted six months and featured 50 bands from the South Bay area. When it was all said and done Ribsy''s Nickel walked away with the grand prize totaling over $10,000 in cash and prizes. With the help of heavy airplay from KMBY and favorable write-ups from columnists in local papers, Ribsy''s Nickel found themselves regularly booked in Monterey and Santa Cruz venues.

The music off their debut CD "Ribsy''s Nickel" has been featured in numerous extreme surf, skate, snow and BMX movies. You can hear their songs "Slacker" and "One Warning" on MTV''s Road Rules/Real World: Battle of the Sexes and Road Rules: South Pacific. Transworld Surf video rocks to the sounds of "Release Me" and you can see and hear Ribsy''s Nickel on Fox Sports Net TV show "Core Culture" in a segment that featured pro dirt jumper Cory "Nasty" Nastazio. The words to their song "Victory the Flea" was featured in a six-page article in Surfing Magazine about their Santa Cruz brother Darryl "Flea" Virostko. After building a strong local following in a tough scene,

In 2004 Ribsy''s Nickel relocated to Southern California. The band landed in Huntington Beach and began working on broadening their fan base and opening up some eyes in the entertainment industry. While playing numerous shows up and down the California coast, and having no management or record label support, Ribsy''s Nickel was rocking! At this time, the band started working with producer Evan Frankfort (Wallflowers, Sugarcult, Rancid, Turbonegro) at his North Hollywood studio called: Would Work Sound. Due out later this summer 2005 is Ribsy''s Nickel''s full-length CD called "Going For Broke." This will be the second full-length CD released by Ribsy''s Nickel in its seven-year history. With their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground, the band hopes to keep the momentum rolling threw a town near you.

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