The Originalites / Press

“The Originalites: Enjoy Their 'Ultra-Tasty Song Smoothies'”

"Up-and-coming Orange County-based band, The Originalites wowed the Sunday crowd at Summerfest by winning the first ever "Battle of the Bands." The Originalites have a very unique style, integrating saxophone into their own raggae music."

"The next band was "The Originalites" who were added to the bill earlier that day. They were a pleasant surprise. Their upbeat ska reggae rhythms and sax solos...definitely inspired some good old fashioned skank dancing on the beach."

“The Originalites vol. 1 is an extremely impressive first release. From the catchy irresistible lyrics on songs like So Natural, Cindy Poo and Spinning ‘Round, to the extreme and undeniable talent displayed by every member on instrumental tracks Sidewalk Ska and DT Ska only solidifies the notion that The Originalites are here to stay.”

“...the Fountain Valley four-piece may remind you of mid-'90s ska groups like Sublime, however their mellow lyrics are more upbeat...”