The Badda Skat Band is a 4 piece roots reggae band based in St. Petersburg, Florida, which debuted live in November of 2014. However, Badda Skat's journey in music began back in 2000 with a release of numerous tunes online. This eventually led to a collaboration between Jah Roots and Badda Skat which resulted in Badda's debut album GRASS ROOTS. This was later reproduced and remastered in the traditional "dub" format and released as GRASS DUBS. Both are currently available on all digital distribution outlets such as iTunes and Amazon, as well as online streaming outlets like Pandora and Spotify. Badda also recently released a completely self-produced EP entitled MI JACARANDA, which is currently available in vinyl format only (accompanied by a free digital download when purchased).
More than just a band though, Badda and his team of musicians strive to promote a conscious message in all of the music they perform. Taking their positions with high responsibility, The Badda Skat Band use their original songs to deliver insightful and inspiring lyrics that will leave the audience cheering for more. Already writing and recording new material, the Badda Skat Band has released a brand new EP titled High Grade Reggae, which is available for FREE download via baddaskat.com. Gaining the interest of fans around the US and abroad, Badda Skat has enjoyed opening for various international acts such as Protoje, Kybaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, Iba Mahr, Collie Buddz, Yellowman, The Original Wailers, Eek-a-Mouse, Black Uhuru, Morgan Heritage, Julian Marley, Gyptian, 311, Less Than Jake, and Matisyahu. Most recently, a nearly sold out crowd packed Jannus Live in St. Petersburg for a reggae show with 4 international headliners, for which The Badda Skat Band was scheduled to open. Unfortunately, the headliners were unable to perform due to travel issues, but The Badda Skat Band went on to play for over 90 minutes! People are still talking about their show saving performance!
UK Reggae Guide : "In all honesty ‘Grass Roots’ is nothing short of incredible. Backed by the hugely talented Jah Roots, Badda delivers nothing but positive and uplifting vibes throughout. The collaboration with Jah Roots works incredibly well and it has produced a slice of reggae genius."
Examiner.com : "Truly concerned about social and community issues, Badda Skat describes in both a comical and compassionate way the ills of society and mother earth through his Jamaican spoken word and rap. Funky, swinging beats accompany his smooth, rhythmical voice, filling each song with profound and meaningful messages full of inspirational spirituality and concerned loving kindness."
Tampa Bay Times Magazine (TBT) : "Born and raised in Tampa, Badda Skat performs socially conscious reggae tunes that pulsate with a hypnotic dub backbeat. He composes his lyrics with a Jamaican patois and performs them with the verbal agility of a Kingston native."