Known to many already in Boston and Miami as a skilled songwriter and street musician, Riki Rocksteady and his band are quickly broadening their appeal. First noticed nationally with the successful college radio airplay of his song "Crazy Dave" from Spit Shine Records' compilation Leisure Riddims (2002), he has continued to gain recognition with "Going Home Dub" off of the Dubshine Compilation (2003) and caught the ear of European radio stations and Internet sites.
Boston's Spit Shine International record label recognized his talent, signed him, and has released his first full-length album in the fall of 2004. Entitled, 'Your Official Introduction' the album of 12 original tracks enlists some guest appearances by seasoned Boston ska/reggae artists of Bim Skala Bim, The Allstonians, and The Harmonics. Riki Rocksteady's first single off of 'Your Official Introduction' is "Wrong Place, Right Time" a danceable number that will also be featured in his first music video produced by Greyson Media.
Currently on the road with Matt Maloney (drums), Kurt Walstrom (bass), Brian Marx (guitar), and Eric 'Merv' Bridson (trombone/keys), Riki Rocksteady is headlining clubs and festivals as well as supporting major acts from Bar Harbor, ME to Miami, FL and everywhere in between. They will team up with The Harmonics for a tour of the East Coast this February, and plan a West Coast tour in the fall. From his first soulful reggae song to his last sweaty dancehall encore, Riki Rocksteady is defiantly worth the price of admission.