Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is relentless reggae sound. Roots reggae and experimental dub. North American International Body Music. GPGDS played 180 shows in 2008, including performances at Wakarusa, Mountain Jam, GrassRoots, Floyd Fest, and Up North Festival. 2007 highlights include a three-week stint in Jamaica, numerous national tours, and a concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC). Thanks to their aggressive touring schedule and dynamic sound, Giant Panda has developed an extensive following. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad was formed in 2004, by brothers Matthew and Christopher O’Brian, and mutual friends James Searl and Dylan Savage. The Rochester, New York-based group’s current lineup solidified with the addition of Rachel Orke, and Aaron Lipp. GPGDS plays an eclectic blend of roots reggae, dub, and afrobeat. The sextet’s impeccable musicianship and explosive live show have received widespread acclaim. Giant Panda will be releasing a new album in 2009. Their 2006 debut “Slow Down” is receiving regular airplay on Sirius and XM Radio. Recorded at Ithaca, NY’s legendary Pyramid Sound Studios “The album’s 12 cuts work on a nearly physiological level to calm you down and cheer you up,” says Tim Karan of Rochester Insider. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad has shared the stage with reggae greats Toots And The Maytals, The Wailers, Lee Scratch Perry, Yellowman, Culture, The Meditations, Don Carlos, Morgan Heritage, Mad Professor, and Edi Fitzroy. They’ve been joined on stage by members of Brazilian Girls, Thievery Corporation, and Umphrey’s McGee. GPGDS is committed to connecting people with great music. Roots & dub for your meditation.