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"The Steady 45s, who recently embarked on a 15-day European tour that brought soaring harmonies, true-to-the-era melodies and an energetic live show to Germany, France and even the Czech Republic."

"Upon hearing "Mama Said," which was discovered in the spring on the Rare Breed Records sampler, everything sounds vintage: the microphone filter of yesteryear, the sumptuous voice, the swing of the rhythm, everything is there for a perfect journey in time."

"In a strictly instrumental get down drinks were not the only things being poured, sweat and emotion poured out from those dancing the night away."

"The Steady 45's hit the stage with what could easily be one of the strongest horn lines and precise sets touring the west coast."

Based in Los Angeles, CA
Founded in 2012
Genre: Ska, Rocksteady  
Label: Unstrictly Roots, Steady Beat Records
Joe Nieves
(323) 474-5788
Alfredo Barrios - Trumpet
Scotty Inumerable - Piano
Ian Jacks - Tenor Sax, Vocals
Eric Mauries - Bass, Vocals
Joe Nieves – Guitar, Vocals
Andre Cruz – Lead Vocals
Fritz Zar - Drums, Vocals


The Steady 45s were founded in Los Angeles in December, 2012 with the sole purpose of resurrecting the sweet sounds of Jamaican Ska & Rocksteady.

Through relentless gigging alongside a highly energetic live performance, the group is making waves around the world and transporting audiences back to 1960s Jamaica with authentic Jamaican style  Ska and Rocksteady.

In support of the groups second full length album “Don’t Be Late/Swing & Sway, The Steady 45s embark on their 3rd European tour.  

Joe Nieves
(323) 474-5788

Recent Shows

  • European Tour 2016 & 2019

  • London International Ska Festival 2019

  • Freedom Sounds Festival 2016 & 2019

  • Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, 2015, 2017& 2022

  • Reggae on the Mountain Festival

  • Pitzer College Reggae Festival

  • HempCon San Francisco

  • Beat Swapmeet, Chinatown

  • MetroLink Grand Opening, City of Pasadena

  • Punk Rock Bowling, Las Vegas, 2016 & 2018

  • Freedom Sounds Festival, Cologne, Germany

  • SuperNova Ska Festival, Virginia

  • Ska Wars Festival, Monterrey, MX

  • Elevated Summer Solstice Festival, Mount Baldy, CA

  • Victoria Reggae Fest, Victoria B.C., Canada

  • Dia de los Muertos Music Festival, Whittier

  • Summer Concert Series: City of Commerce

  • Summer Concert Series: City of Bell Gardens

  • Summer Concert Series: City of Los Angeles, McArthur Park

  • Backing Band for Ken Boothe (Treasure Isle Records)

  • Backing Band for Keith & Tex (Island Records)

  • Backing Band for Charlie Organaire (The Skatalites)

  • Backing Band for The Clarendonians (Studio One Records)

  • Backing Band for The Pioneers 

  • Backing Band For Stranger Cole

  • Backing Band for Derrick morgan

  • Backing Band for Pat Kelly (The Techniques)

  • Backing band for Eric "Monty" Morris 

  • Backing band for Keith & Tex

Venues Performed At

  • Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Candlestick Park (San Francisco, CA)

  • Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY)

  • Echoplex (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Riverside Municipal Auditorium (Riverside, CA)

  • The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA)

  • Higher Ground (Burlington, VT)

  • Salvage Station (Asheville, NC)

  • Terminal West (Atlanta, GA)

  • House of Blues (Hollywood,CA)

  • House of Blues (Las Vegas,CA)

  • Whiskey A-Go-Go (Hollywood, CA)

  • The Troubadour (Hollywood, CA)

  • Saint Rocke (Hermosa Beach, CA)

  • Panama 66 (San Diego, CA)

  • Belly-Up Tavern (San Diego, CA)

  • The Observatory (Santa Ana, CA)

  • Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco, CA)

  • The Night Line (Seattle, WA)

  • Carpa Astra (CDMX, MX)

  • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (Ponte Vedra, FL)

  • Wonderland Ballroom (Washington D.C.)

  • Flamingo Cantina (Austin, TX)

  • Rockefeller Hall (Houston, TX)

  • Luna Lounge (San Antonio, TX)

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