READY STEADY GO!
The Ready Steady Go! is an action-packed six piece band that
blends Two Tone ska, rock n roll, and soul. The band hailing
from Washington, DC is often described as Elvis Costello
meets the Specials and the Clash. The RSG! formed
in November 2001 with former members of the Ratchet Boys
and the Checkered Cabs (Moon Satellite) and current members
of DC's ska-jazz powerhouse Eastern Standard Time (Grover).
Six months after forming, the band took the DC scene by storm playing
in the DC area frequently. In the summer of 2002, the RSG!
recorded a six song EP entitled Hotter Than Hell.
The EP includes catchy tunes like No No No and
Jet Set Girl, as well as reggae numbers like
Hotter Than Hell. Asian Man Records
handpicked their song Broken Heart out of 600
submissions to be featured on the labels unsigned bands compilation.
This compilation, called Underground Screams, highlights
top-notch unsigned bands and is distributed internationally.
Aside from being in the Ready Steady Go! some members of the band
play in different styled bands including the Alphabet Bombers
(Spindrift) and Villa Rosie. In addition, other members
run Rude in DC Productions, a company devoted to supporting
the DC underground music scene by setting up shows, making merchdise
for bands, and running a distro.
In less than two years the band has played with many diverse bands
in numerous venues in the DC Metropolitan area. Some of the
bands include: the Pietasters (DC), the ShakeDowns
(VA), the Agenda (GA), Spitfire (Russia), Coolie
Ranx (NY), King Django (NY), the High School Hellcats
(MD), the Gamma Rays (MD), and Eastern Standard Time
(DC). Some of the venues include: the 9:30 Club (DC),
the Sidebar Tavern (MD), the Royal Lee (VA), and Renzos
The band is currently recording a full-length and is concentrating
on bringing their highly infection and danceable fusion of ska,
rock, and soul to audiences up and down the East Coast.
Dan Hess- Vocals
Alex Fine- Guitar
Jorge Bañales- Bass
Bob Bobson- Percussion
Steve Hackett- Drums
Kristin Hanley- Keys
2003 - Underground Screams Compilation (AsianMan Records)
2002 - Hotter Than Hell EP (One Beat Off)
Official website: http://www.rudeindc.com/rsg