The Optimators

Luis Bautista: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Mike McConnell: Percussion, Trombone, Vocals | Paul Spees: Keyboards, Piano, Trumpet | Josh Kotner: Bass guitar | Emmett Ramirez: Drums

Genre: Reggae & Ska, Rock

RIYL: Bob Marley, Psydecar, Southtown Generals, Shoreline Roots, Raiz Muzik, Inner Circle

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Inception: Fallbrook, 2008

Influences: Studio One, Trojan Records, Jacob Miller, Dennis Brown, UB40, Steel Pulse, Freddie McGreggor, Ishmael and the Peacemakers, Raiz Muzik, Cue Dubs


The Optimators play a mix of reggae covers and originals. According to the band, “We groove in the vein of classic Jamaican roots music with Latin and rocksteady influences, with leads filled by soulful horn lines.”

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