That’s how Soca J has has been living it. Now, it looks like the whole community of Hastings, NE is on board. The band stopped in for a “concert in the park” this summer and had a great time with the good people there.
We jumped in to get involved in the marketing campaign too. Visit Hastings, Live Life Wide Open!
They also have wildest Applebee’s I’ve ever seen. Truly remarkable… karaoke, line-dancing, party-goers of all-ages and those little riblets.
David Jarman (Dave) has been playing drums for over 25 years and is well respected in the local music community as a teacher and session drummer, as well as for his ability to rock out with the best of them. As soon as Dave sits down at the drums and picks up his sticks, his versatility and talent are evident; his passion for music is unmistakable.
Drumming became an important part of Dave’s life at an early age and has been a constant ever since. He has performed as a freelance drummer with countless ensembles and has tracked drums on many albums.
In his spare time, Dave enjoys building custom drum sets (Jarman Drums), woodworking, and mountain biking.
InnerThump Records and Entertainment is proud to announce a very special, Limited-Edition, Double-Live Album, LIVE VOODOO & LIVE VOODOO TOO, the first album of it’s kind from Island Rock artists, Soca Jukebox. This anxiously awaited album is available on compact disc or through digital download internationally NOW.
LIVE VOODOO & LIVE VOODOO TOO is a compilation of two performances from the band recorded live at The Voodoo Lounge, Harrah’s Casino in Kansas City, MO. The album features singular arrangements of time-honored Reggae tunes, Classic and Modern Rock standards and one Latin Rock-inspired original tune, “Cinderella”. Created in a free and jamming, “Fillmore West”-type environment, the results retain the playful, grooving spirit of joyful creation. Caribbean steel pans, electric guitar and bass, drums, percussion and unstoppable vocals create a unique texture where new Rock meets old-school Reggae.
What to say about Ben…..Ben is a peculiar fellow, though quite brilliant actually. He has the ability to sit in a chair all day and think of a million great things to do, without actually doing them!
Ben has lived a life that… Well he has managed to live a life that…. Well he’s alive. Just the other day, a long time ago, somebody was actually overheard saying something about how Ben isn’t as awful as one might think.
In fact, he is even regarded in some circles as the King of the Spreadsheets. As Ben’s mad Excel skillzz tend to isolate him, he is always reluctant to reveal the true nature of his superpower. And so, he is a puzzle to the ordinary run of man. Yet, women are drawn to him because his powers are so fascinating. But Lo, there is no woman who can hold him!
For always is he confronted with data of various types and values, and he must organize them into rows and columns. Will Ben ever find love?!? Experts believe it is highly doubtful. Outside of his commemorative spoon collection, Ben finds meaning and purpose while laying down crunchy bass grooves in the band he owns, Soca Jukebox.
For the answers to these and many more stimulating questions pop on over to the personal website of Soca’s incendiary six-stringer, JasonRiley.com.
“My website just got a fresh new look and I’m blatantly promoting my exploits with the world’s most dangerous purveyor’s of Reggae Rock, Soca Jukebox.”
The band has a new t-shirt design featuring our new little mascot for the “Live Voodoo” touring season. “Poke Gently” is good advice in so many situations.
We’ve got a limited run in a variety of sizes. Order here or pick one up at a show!
Soca front-man, Clay Johnston is one of those real renaissance types. He’s a talented musician and devoted family man with affinities for education, charity and real estate AND his spanglish is spot on.
Clay’s also an entrepreneur with partner’s in a new venture in Downtown Overland Park, KS. The Brew Lab is a home-brewing experience. Patrons set up an appointment to mix up there own special brew and the guys at Brew Lab take care of the mess. Custom Labels and a cool fermentation dungeon make for a unique product and a fun time.
Soca Jukebox recently played right out in front of the shop. Can’t wait until the whole band can make a brewing date together. Boys Day Out! Congratulations Clay and all the guys at the Brew Lab!
BrewLabKC.Com for more info.
Did you know that Soca J’s punctuating percussionist and primary time keeper, David Jarman also builds his own drums? That’s right. A fine craftsman on every side of the drum kit.
Here’s a few pics of his latest creation under-construction and during it’s debut at last week’s Voodoo Lounge show. Beautiful work. Dressing up things real nice, David.
Now, maybe we can get him to do something with strings!