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ROCKSTEADY


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ROCKSTEADY


"ROCKSTEADY"

a new record for kids and families by Josh & the Jamtones

(For physical copy, please contact patrick@jamminwithyou.com)

"Leaves Lots of Imagination Space and Hits Just the Right Tone for the 21-Century Kid" -Broadway World

BOSTON (August 21) -- Introducing ROCKSTEADY, the fifth full-length studio album by kid-centric ska rockers Josh & the Jamtones! Chock full of frenetic ska/reggae/pop dance party jams, ROCKSTEADY is guaranteed to listeners of all ages singing, laughing and moving their bodies, regardless of age, height, shoe size, etc. 

Featuring special guests Jesse Peter Wagner (lead singer of LA's legendary "dirty reggae" band The Aggrolites), Grammy-nominated hip hop MC Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, and Jamaican  Father Goose (featured on the Grammy-winning Dan Zanes family albums)! 

This record's got serious swagger: infectious ska-centric jams run into stadium-sized monster rock choruses, which blend into a capella sing-alongs fueled by slick beat boxing and massive four-part harmonies--all packaged into a ball of frenetic dance party craziness! 

Explains Jamtones' singer/songwriter Josh Shriber, "ROCKSTEADY was a mad dance party mission over a year in the making! I've worked in the past with numberous bands, teams, committees, sub-committees, boards, conglomerates, and associations, and I know when a partnership feels right. Our producer/drummer Pat Hanlin and I have found a really fun, creative chemistry, and I think it shines through on this record, which is the first major release on our own label, Jamhouse Records. It's been terrific working with our label's amazing studio musicians and our mix engineer [Grammy nominated] James Zaner. I'm psyched to get kids moving with these tunes!" 


featuring the title track, "rocksteady," now #1 on sirius x/m's kids place Live countdown!! 

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Press


Press


{kid}independent 2015 top pick!

 

"HYPER-KINETIC HIPSTER HAPPINESS! THE ENTIRE RECORD BRISTLES WITH A LIFE-AFFIRMING, TURBO-CHARGED MANIA." 


"HAVE I MADE IT CLEAR ENOUGH THAT ROCKSTEADY IS A PARTY? BECAUSE IT IS, THROUGH AND THROUGH. DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED."

Stefan Sheperd (Zooglobble, NPR Contributor)


"FULL OF FRENETIC, DANCEABLE REGGAE/SKA JAMS.."


"SLOOP JOHN B" IS INSTANTLY-RECOGNIZABLE..THE JAMTONES DO A GREAT JOB WITH THIS 2015 RE-DO THAT FEATURES JESSE WAGNER OF L.A. SKA MASTERS, THE AGGROLITES."


"THEMES OF LOVE, FRIENDSHIP, AND DANCE PARTIES PREVAIL..ALL THE SONGS ARE SERIOUSLY DANCEABLE."


"KIDS WILL LOVE THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF THIS BAND! THEY ARE SIMPLY "COOL"..BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THIS ONE!"


"I can't even begin to say how much fun i had listening to this cd! you'll be laughing, singing and dancing along with these fun and creative song!"

MyCraftyZoo.com

"rocksteady is an infectious, skatastic driven, old school, original horn-powered reggae music festival of kinetic joy! go buy it!"

Poochamungus.com

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About the Band


About the Band


"Josh & the Jamtones 150% BRING IT! This band is not to be missed, y'all."

Jeff Bogle (Red Tricycle/Huffington Post Contributor) 

Josh, Pat and their intrepid band of Jamtones have crisscrossed the country, playing hundreds of shows and sharing the stage with massive bands like The Wiggles, Yo Gabba Gabba and The Fresh Beat Band. The Boston-based outfit has performed at loads of major festivals with mega-acts like the Dave Mathews Band, Hall & Oates, and The Roots.

Over 60,000 Jamtones records have been sold through Josh and Pat's home-grown label, Jamhouse Records, scoring multiple #1 hit singles on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live and other kids'/family radio programs throughout the country. Jamhouse also functions as a full-service video production house (check out their unique animated videos on their Youtube channel!) and boutique recording studio.


winners of multiple american songwriting awards

 

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album credits


album credits


The ROCKSTEADY LP, by Josh & the Jamtones

All songs written and arranged by Josh Shriber and Pat Hanlin.

"I Love U (JZ Remix)" by Josh Shriber, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and James Zaner. "I <3 Ur Face" written by Josh Shriber, Pat Hanlin and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. "Monkeyman" written by Toots & the Maytals. 

All songs engineered and produced by Pat Hanlin (courtesy of Jamhouse Records). All songs mixed by Grammy-nominated James Zaner. All songs mastered by Tom Waltz at Waltz Audio. 

Featuring very special guest artists Jesse Peter Wagner (Aggrolites, HappyWags), Friendship (The Hornitz), and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. 


1. "The Saga Continues" (Shriber, Hanlin) 

 

2. "Race U" (Shriber, Hanlin)

Drums, Shakers, and Timbale Pat Hanlin. Bass Matt Powell. Electric Guitar Ryan Beke and Pat Hanlin. b3 Organ Phil Selesnick. Bass Trombone Friendship (The Hornitz). Lady Vox Patience Orobello. Lead Vox Josh Shriber. 

 

3."WJAM (Live and Direct)" (Shriber, Hanlin)

 

4. "I <3 Ur Face" (Shriber, Hanlin)

Drums, Tambourine, Timbale, Glockenspiel, Cowbell, Whistles and Suspended Cymbal Pat Hanlin. Bass Derek Van Wormer. Electric Guitar Ryan Beke. Acoustic Guitar Josh Shriber. Trombone Quinn Carson (Spiritual Rez) and Trumpet Julian Dessler (Spiritual Rez). Bass Trombone Friendship (Hornitz). Harmonica Fred Bement. Background vox Pat Hanlin, Ryan Beke, Patience Orobello. Lead vox Josh Shriber, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. DJ FroggyCheekz Friendship (The Hornitz). 

 

5 "U & i" (Shriber)

Drums, Cowbell, Shaker, Timbale Pat Hanlin. Bass Derek Van Wormer. Electric Guitar Josh Shriber. Trombone Quinn Carson (Spiritual Rez) and Trumpet Julian Dresser (Spiritual Rez). Background Vox Patience Orobello and Beth Rausch. Lead Vox Josh Shriber. 

 

6 "ROCKSTEADY" (Shriber, Hanlin)

Drums, Gang Drums, Cowbell, Shaker, Tambourine, Salsa Whistle Pat Hanlin. Bass Matt Powell. Electric Guitar Ryan Beke. Acoustic Guitar Josh Shriber. Trombone Quinn Carson (Spiritual Rez) and Trumpet Julian Dressler (Spiritual Rez). B3 Organ and Electric Clav by Phil Selesnick. Background vox Pat Hanlin, Patience Orobello, Josh Shriber, Beth Rausch. Lead Vox Josh Shriber. 

 

7 "Pick-a-Parent" (Shriber, Hanlin)

 

8 "Sloop John B." (re-arrangement and new lyrics by Pat Hanlin)

Drums, Accordion, Glockenspiel, Triangle Pat Hanlin. Bass Matt Powell. Electric Guitar Ryan Beke and Pat Hanlin. Beatboxing Friendship (The Hornitz) and Pat Hanlin. Grandpa Voiceover Pat Hanlin. Background Vox Pat Hanlin, David Khoshtinat, Patience Orobello, Beth Rausch. Lead Vox Josh Shriber and Jesse Peter Wagner (The Aggrolites).

 

9 "I Love U (JZ Remix)" (Shriber, Zaner, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo)

Remixed by James Zaner. Lead Vox Josh Shriber and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. 

 

10 "WJAM (Money Market Update)" (Shriber, Hanlin)

 

11 "Rude Boiz" (Hanlin)

Drums, Beat Boxing, Sleigh Bells Pat Hanlin. Bass Matt Powell. Electric Guitar Pat Hanlin and Ryan Beke. Rhodes Mk1 Phil Selesnick. Background Vox David Koshtinat, Pat Hanlin. Lead Vox Pat Hanlin.

 

12 "Katmandu" (Hanlin)

Beat Boxing Friendship (The Hornitz) and Pat Hanlin. Acoustic Guitar Pat Hanlin. Background Vox David Koshtinat. Lead Vox Josh Shriber and Pat Hanlin. 

 

13 "WJAM (Request Line)" (Shriber, Hanlin)

 

14 "Monkeyman" (Toots and the Maytals)

Drums, Conga, Shaker, Sleigh Bells Pat Hanlin. Bass Derek Van Wormer. Electric Guitar Ryan Beke. Acoustic Guitar Josh Shriber. Trombone Quinn Carson (Spiritual Rez) and Julian Dressler (Spiritual Rez). Harmonica Freddy Bement. b3 Organ and Electric Clav Phil Selesnick. Background vox Pat Hanlin, Patience Orobello. Lead Vox Josh Shriber and Jesse Peter Wagner (The Aggrolites). 

 

15 "Sarcasm" (Shriber, Hanlin)

 

16 "L-O-V-E" (Shriber, Hanlin)

Drums, Talking Drum, Cowbell, Conga Pat Hanlin. Bass Derek Van Wormer. b3 Organ and Electric Clav Phil Selesnick. Electric Guitar Ryan Beke and Josh Shriber. Acoustic Guitar Josh Shriber. Harmonica Freddy Bement. Background Vox Patience Orobello, Beth Rausch. Lead Vox Josh Shriber. 

 

17 "Tailfeather (Intro)" (Hanlin) 

 

18 "Tailfeather" (Shriber, Hanlin)

Drums, Tambourine, b3 Organ Pat Hanlin. Bass Derek Van Wormer. Electric Guitar Ryan Beke. Acoustic Guitar Josh Shriber. Harmonica Freddy Bement. Background Vox Pat Hanlin, Ryan Beke, Patience Orobello, Beth Rausch. Lead Vox Josh Shriber. 

 

19 "1 of a Kind" (Shriber)

Acoustic Guitar Josh Shriber. Lead Vox Josh Shriber.


Album art design by The Mad Russion--Arseny Rudchenko, and his lovely lady Anna Zolotukhina. 

Payroll, book-keeping, various management and general moral support by Shana Gondelman. Mailouts and Kung Fu security by Sophie Sinclair. 

"Big Thank You's" go out to the Jammin' With You! Family (thanks for putting up with all the noise!), our lovely publicist Elizabeth Waldman Frazier and as ever, enormous thank yous to Judy and Allan Shriber, Hugh Hanlin and Laura Kopanski for their constant and continued support! And for the cookies. Obviously..