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The Dirty Deuces

The Dirty Deuces

Reggae / Dub / Rock Chatsworth, CA  US
Booze Cruise (DEMO)
Booze Cruise (DEMO)
Waiting For The Tide (DEMO)
Waiting For The Tide (DEMO)
Slipping Away (DEMO)
Slipping Away (DEMO)
Honey On The Beach (OG DEMO)
Honey On The Beach (OG DEMO)
Bitter Sweet
Bitter Sweet


The Dirty Deuces LIVE! (booze cruise)


  • 2013

    Jun 22

    Santa Monica, CA, US | 8:00pm
  • 2013

    Feb 13

    Agoura Hills, CA, US | 6:00pm

    Doors 6pm. Show 7:30pm. $25.00 / $50.00 + applicable fees Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult.

  • 2012

    Jun 2

    Hermosa Beach, CA, US | 6:00pm

    Common Sense, Trenchtown and The Dirty Deuces Sat, June 02, 2012 9:00 PM (Doors open at 06:00 PM) 21 & over

  • 2012

    Jun 2

    Hermosa Beach, CA, US | 6:00pm

    When: Saturday 06/02/12 9:00 PM (Doors open at 06:00 PM) Ticket Price: $15.00 Show Type: Reggae 21 & over Common Sense Common Sense: Common Sense has established itself as one of California’s premier reggae rock bands. Their influences from reggae, rock and ska, give them a new roots sound of their own. Nick Hernandez, Larry Young, Billy Sherman and Phil Gough have been brothers in music for years and are committed to performance and sound they love. The band’s multiple personalities work together to craft soulful, intelligent sound that tells stories of real life. With heartfelt lyrics and melodic harmonies Common Sense delivers a true music experience. The group started out in the college music scene of Santa Barbara and quickly dominated the Southern California club scene. Noted for their high energy live shows, they continue to grow a loyal fan base. The band has toured with many legendary reggae artists such as Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse, and Jimmy Cliff. Their far-reaching style has earned them a spot on national tours from the Van’s WARP Tour to Reggae Sun Splash and Reggae on the River. Critical and commercial success has led the band to work with top producers Don Was, Ron Saint Germain and Roy Thomas Baker. Common Sense’s music catalog includes five albums beginning with Live at the Belly Up Tavern, followed by Psychedelic Surf Groove, State of the Nation, Common Sense - Common Sense, and Don't Look Back. The band is presently in the studio recording a new album of original material slated for a summer release.

  • 2012

    May 27

    Hermosa Beach, CA, US | 6:00pm

    A Tribute to Sublime: 40oz to Freedom w/ Dirty Deuces, Irieside and Wait for Green Sun, May 27, 2012 7:00 PM (Doors open at 06:00 PM) 21 & over


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  • Eddie Ray Franks Jr (Artist)
    Eddie Ray Franks Jr
    Wishing much success with your music. Eddie Ray
  • Smith III (Artist)
    Smith III
    Hi, Congratulations! Great music! Could you drop by sometime and support or listen to ours? Put A Stamp On It! Smith III
  • Enoch. Arcane (Artist)
    Enoch. Arcane
    ~ Excellent Music ~ Best Regards ~ Sean
  • Franz Holzhauser (Artist)
    Franz Holzhauser
    really great...
  • Otto Zone (Artist)
    Otto Zone
    Passing through showing some love !!! Hope you have an awesome week !!! Peace and good times...oz
  • Caleb S Garcia (Fan)
    Caleb S Garcia
    The Dirty Deuces are poker pals. In fact, the only thing they love more than reggae and putting on a good show is the rush of showdown victory and the sweet sound of “deuces wild.” Counter intuitively, these are the dirty deuces – a club, a spade, a heart, and a diamond – that inspired the Valley band with the Island sound. There are six songs available from the So Cal, beach band, The Dirty Deuces. The tunes, with their surf-reggae demeanor, are kick-back and relaxed. They cruise along with flavor and zest. It’s a smooth jam, a beach party in the sun. Like the crashing waves, the warm sand, and the ocean sunset that the band holds so dear, these reggae tunes have “good times” written all over them. The Dirty Deuces are a four piece band. Josh Baker is the frontman – a singer-songwriter on lead vocals and lead guitar. On the band’s biggest hit, “Booze Cruise,” Josh sings about finding peace and escaping the trials and tribulations of life. It’s about the journey to excellence and having a blast every step of the way. “Go party on the booze cruise / let the captain get his screw loose,” Josh wants us all to live with a smile, and put our heart out there. It’s clear that the lead singer has stumbled onto a philosophy for happiness– find something you love to do and do it (I strongly recommend you check out this single). While the guitar moves the melody, it’s the bass that takes the dominate role in this reggae rhyme. Along with providing bass grooves and singing harmonies, Mario Duenas takes the vocal lead on the rockin gem “Ganja.” True to its reggae roots, “Ganja” is about using that magical plant for the ultimate chill time. “Moving to the music, everybody’s grooving to the melody” sings Mario, “Can you feel that rhythm going in your soul, going to your feet?” I believe I can Mr. Duenas, keep the rhythm coming (and the ganja too). Mario has the heart of a lion. He’s a dynamic presence and anchor to the group. Josh is a born leader and a visionary. He has the passion of a dozen frontmen and lives for the very underground he overtakes one fan at a time. Josh is also the solo-shredder. He provides a signature sound, elevating the good to great. Josh combines reverb, distortion, and delay with mad skill. His solo is blissful on “Ganja,” and a surge of pure ecstasy on “Booze Cruise.” Andrew Skelton is a slick trick. He’s the glue that keeps it all together. He rarely sings but when he jams the electric, his unity with Jake is spot on. Andrew provides the reggae-root backbeat and drives the melody with impeccable meter, and he makes it look easy. The unreleased “Waiting For The Tide” is a groovy tune and vocal pleasure. It has a wailing drum beat provided by Josh’s brother Jake Baker (who also sings harmony). Jake makes Animal from the Muppets look tame. He’s a wild thing with bounds of energy and serious talent. If Jake manages a microphone, you can expect crowd pumping raves, or a killer, back-up war cry. Caleb S Garcia May 10, 2012


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Sounds Like: SOJA, Slightly Stoopid, The Expendables, 311, Rebelution

Label: Unsigned

Manager: Andrew Skelton

Bio: The Dirty Deuces were formed in 2009 by long time friends and musicians Josh, Jake, Andrew, and Mario. Friends since Jr High School Josh, Jake, and Andrew played in several bands from alternative, rock, and punk. After taking a long break to pursue other opportunities. They got back together find...See Full Bio

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