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Take 1's music is a blend of many styles. With influences ranging from Bob Marley to Black Sabbath, there is no keeping this band in a box. The rhythmic and soulful saxaphone playing of Brian Valdivia is a very unique and notable feature. HIs smooth melodies are perfectly complimented by the strong and steady grooves played by Marcus Thayer on the drums, Jon Golling on the bass and Yeshe Jackson on guitar. You might get into the strong rhythm and think you've got them pinned as a reggae dance band... but then they completely transform into a high energy ska or punk group that plays with amazing precision. The flow of the music keeps things interesting to say the least. But beyond just being fun to listen to, Take 1's music creates an atmosphere of positivity and acceptance, where people are free to enjoy the good vibes.

General Info

Band Members
Yeshe Jackson - Lead vocals, guitar, Jon Golling - Bass, Brian Valdivia - Saxaphone, back up vocals, Marcus Thayer - Drums
Artist Name
Take 1
Profile Page
Rock / Reggae / Ska

Contact Info

Santa Cruz, CA