If you don't want a down and dirty, sweaty, no holds barred party then don't hire

The Players!

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Daves Song

Once Again

P.O.P.

"A rocking big band out of Baltimore and DC, the Players can hit all the styles and are a must-see live."

AP (Alternative Press) Magazine. August, 2003. Issue # 181

"This seven-piece act was formed five years ago, during a time when high-school band geeks in every corner of the country were playing out and cashing in on ska's most recent wave of mainstream popularity.

But when Good Charlotte and other quasi-punk boy bands sounded a noisy death knell for Jamaican-styled pop - after American teens' love affair with ska-influenced groups such as Reel Big Fish, Save Ferris and Goldfinger was over - the Players proved their undying devotion to the genre and kept on skanking.

Since then, the local act has done its part to keep the scene alive, tirelessly touring the mid-Atlantic region and opening for ska legends such as the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and the Pietasters.

Quotable: Andy Schneider on quitting vs. staying in the game: "I don't think [breaking up] once crossed our minds. The fact that the scene was folding [was not] ... going to have any effect on our decision to play. It's about playing music that we want to play and playing with people who we admire."

- Sarah Schaffer
The Baltimore Sun. March, 2004. Issue # 181

 

 

“[The Players] ooze class and the horns are just damn big. The best thing about [Hate the Game] is that they have some studio tracks mixed with the live cuts and the living vibe of their fun music is what really helps you hear why you need to go see them. The ska and jazz mix well makin’ this almost big band swing at times with a razor edge of irrefutable cool.”

Laurin Wollan, February, 2003, Music Monthly