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Extra Large / Press

"Extra Large earns my nomination for the hardest working band in Santa Cruz, but the hard work-weekly gigs as close to the beach as possible, where the band gets crowds moving as predictably as the tides rise and fall, has paid off with a devoted following.”

Rob Pratt - Metro Santa Cruz

"Few bands in Santa Cruz have the ability to start a dance party within the first few seconds of a gig, but EXTRA LARGE accomplishes just that. Their sound could very well be the auditory version of the Santa Cruz vibe-an amalgamation of R&B, funk, soul, world beat, reggae and pop."

Staff - Santa Cruz Sentinel

““Extra Large's magnetic stage show was highlighted by instrumental expertise and a song list so unbelievably danceable you'd think George Clinton had a hand in writing it, while the band's catalog of original material was proof of the collective's abundant creative talents.””

Garrett Wheeler - Metro Santa Cruz

“Extra Large’s motto is "We dare you not to dance," and one encounter with the high-energy sextet will convince you not to push them. If you aren't doing the shoulder-shake within the seconds of listening to these guys, you'd better check your pulse because there's a good chance you don't have one.”

Garrett Wheeler - Metro Santa Cruz

“Like a six-piece pressure release valve, EL is there with a cool blend of the funk, reggae riffs, latin beats, essence of jazz and soul that rejuvenates. Proclaiming their role as "fiesta facilitators", they dare us to dance (it's their motto), and we obey.”

Amanda Martinez - Good Times Santa Cruz
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