Street Urchinz is a Sacramento based band formed in 2010 by Thomas Norman and Douglas Riggs. Their sound is heavily influenced by reggae and classic rock and the genres are well blended on the groups self produced self titled album. The band member's energy and soul is clearly demonstrated at their shows and received well by fans. The founding members began by playing at small bars and on the streets of their hometown. They quickly gained local popularity and grew their "family" to four members. As a group they eagerly began booking gigs at bars, charity events, festivals and private parties. To date Street Urchinz have played such venues as the Knitting Factory in Reno, Pier 39 in San Francisco, and the Rockin' Roots Festival in Bakersfield. The group also concluded a self finances California tour in June 2011.