With reverence and respect for classic ska, rocksteady and reggae sounds, The Screw-Ups inject their own style and soul, proving that they are ready to be passed the torch. In a time of scattered music scenes and a plague of dying venues, the foursome came into their own playing tirelessly in Rhode Island basements, Boston harbor cruises, New Haven dives and assorted other venues from Vermont down to New York City. They have shared the stage with established acts The Slackers, The English Beat, Westbound Train, Mephiskapheles, Bim Skala Bim, and King Django.
The material on their debut CD, No Time to Waste, developed during hundreds of trips between CT and Boston as the band stuck together without a true home base. Comprising ten original ska, reggae, and rocksteady tracks, the album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by King Django at Version City Studio. With The Screw-Ups' grit and perseverance and King Django's guidance and expertise, songs that grew and evolved in front of live audiences were finally captured in the New Jersey studio. No Time to Waste is a hand outstretched to the fans which keep East Coast ska and reggae alive.
released September 27, 2016
The Screw-Ups are:
Julian Wahlberg - Guitar, Vox.
Nico Bonvini - Saxophone, Vox.
Kyle Kearney - Bass, Vox.
Dave Manville - Drums.
With Special Guest King Django - Keys, Trombone.
All Songs written by The Screw-Ups.
Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by King Django at Version City, New Brunswick, NJ. Produced by Nico Bonvini, King Django and the Screw-Ups.