The Plates album "Punky Reggae) is a Punk/Reggae collaboration between drummer Jeep Macnichol(originally from Toledo, Ohio) and vocalist Stero Lion(originally from England/The Bronx). The band is based out of Denver, Colorado.
Macnichol kicked off his music career as the original drummer for Colorado based band, The Samples (1987-1997). After a decade, he left the band and created "Mr. Anonymous", releasing Dancehall/Dub flavored albums with singers from Jamaica and the UK (2003-2013).
Stero Lion, born of Jamaican and Trinidadian parents, grew up in England until the age of 11 when he moved to the Bronx New York. His music began with toasting on various local Sound Systems. After moving to Denver in his 20's, Stero held the resident Reggae Dj chair at 1190 AM radio in Boulder, Colorado. In 2000, he joined Heavyweight Dub Champion as a vocalist and frontman until 2007. The next year brought the release of a solo debut EP entitled "Lion Paw" on Mercury Sauce Records.