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Bayonics are an 11-piece powerhouse from San Francisco’s Mission District that defines today’s Bay Area experience, fusing the musical genres of hip-hop, Latin music, funk and reggae with elements of rock and jazz. They have been described as a fresh, hip-hop influenced revival of legendary groups like War and Santana, continuously expanding and melding genres to match the evolving cultural landscape.
Bayonics have shared the stage with musical heavyweights such as Wu-Tang Clan, Mos Def, Common, N.E.R.D., Ozomatli, B-Side Players, Cultura Profetica, Katchafire, J-Boog, and The Black Keys.
In May of 2013, Bayonics released their highly anticipated reggae album, City Roots, which shifts from Spanish to English and from dancehall to dub, demonstrating why this stalwart band has been a Bay Area headliner for so long – they never fail to deliver uniquely authentic new music.
The band has been featured on the cover of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Datebook section and is widely recognized as one of the top live acts in the Bay Area. They held the #1 spot on the Reverb Nation Latin charts for San Francisco through 2010 and 2011. In August of 2011 they were awarded the San Francisco Bay Guardian Editor’s Pick for “Best of the Bay – Best Frisco Fusion.”