Hub City Stompers are a ska/reggae/oi! band formed in 2002 and based out of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The band includes former members of bands such as Inspecter 7, Professor Plum, Predator Dub Assassins, Bigger Thomas, The Heavy Beat, and Bomb Town. T...
Hub City Stompers are a ska/reggae/oi! band formed in 2002 and based out of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The band includes former members of bands such as Inspecter 7, Professor Plum, Predator Dub Assassins, Bigger Thomas, The Heavy Beat, and Bomb Town. They are influenced by various styles of music, including reggae, oi!, punk rock, hardcore, hip-hop and jazz.
Hub City Stompers was founded and formed by Rev Sinister, former vocalist/frontman for New Jersey ska band Inspecter 7. In 2001 Inspecter 7 stopped performing and went on was to be a two year hiatus. . In 2001, Rev Sinister, still anxious to perform and make new music, decided to form a new band. Several Inspecter 7 members, as well as some new musicians, joined in the endeavor and in the summer of 2002 Hub City Stompers was born.
In August 2002 they debuted the song "Night of the Living" on the Jump Up/Megalith Records Still Standing ska compilation. They released their first full-length album, Blood, Sweat and Beers, in May 2004 on Megalith Records. Their self released Mass Appeal EP came out in July 2005. A studio recording of live-show-favorite "I've Got a Boot" was featured on the Megalith Records Sampler released in January 2006. Their second full-length album, Dirty Jersey, was released in December 2006 on Megalith Records. They released their Ska Ska Black Sheep CD in May 2009 on Stubborn Records. In August 2012 their song "Barking Up The Wrong Tree" was released exclusively on the This Is Not Dead four band compilation 7-inch (on This Is Not Dead Records). Their fifth album, Life After Death, was released on December 5, 2014. In November 2015 they released the full length vinyl LP Caedes Sudor Fermentum (on Crowd Control Media) which featured several "best of" tracks from the first 3 Hub City Stompers albums.
In 2013, the band teamed with Inspecter 7 vocalist Giuseppe Mancini and began performing as Inspecter 7. After one year, the Hub City Stompers lineup separated from Mancini due to directional and musical differences and reformed Hub City Stompers.
Rev.T Sinister - vocals,
Jenny Whiskey - tenor sax, vocals,
Reggae Bob - bass,
Rod Gorgeous - guitar,
Joey Pip - drums,
G&T James - trombone,
Pukey B - keyboards,
Nuno "Green Goblin" Rodrigues - drums,
Hanoi Jay (Jason Selvaggio) - guitar,
Kurt Moreton - keyboards,
Matty Glock (Matt Kopf) - guitar,
Adam X (Adam Bower) - former/fill-in original guitar,
JOF (Chris Jefferson)- former original guitar,
Beer Blade the Mighty (Chris Finnegan), former original bass,
DK (Dustin Kreidler) - former baritone sax, alto sax, melodica,
Lord Skoochie (Erik Schroeder) - former/fill-in tenor sax,
Michael Ambrose - former organ, keyboard,
Timmy Two Sticks (Tim Lawernce) tour/fill-in drummer,
Shaky D (Dave Segal) - former guitar,
Sammy Kay - keyboards (live),
Jon Pozzuto - guitar,
Blood, Sweat and Beers (Megalith Records, 2004),
Mass Appeal EP (2005),
Dirty Jersey (Megalith Records, 2006),
Ska Ska Black Sheep (Stubborn Records, 2009),
Life After Death (Stubborn Records, 2014),
Caedes Sudor Fermentum (Crowd Control Media, 2015)