Dem is a roots reggae, rocksteady sextet based in Galveston, TX. Interested in the anthropological process of music, Dem embraced reggae upon its formation with influences such as The Gladiators, Desmond Dekker, The Meters, Orchestra Baobab, and Cultura Profetica to name a few. Freshmen to the Houston/Bay Area/Galveston, Dem have been performing since September 2014
THE EQUALITES are a staple in the pioneer valley reggae scene, the band has been performing in the region for over 25 years!
In that time the band has had many different steady members, and the current incarnation has been together for going on 5 years and has a sound that moves people to the dance floor n more. With four part harmonies and excellent songwriting, sizziling guitar work, deep percussion, and a deep pocket of bass n drums... this is truly 'a great band with killer reggae groove'. The music is at once reggae, roots music, blue beat, has jazz sensibilities, and much more!