Andrew "Doc" Martino: Bass guitar | Adam Marquez: Saxophone, Vocals | Austin "Stones" Chavarin: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Eddie "Eddogg" Hester: Drums | Eli Drew-Moreno: Keyboards | John Mordasini: Trombone | Logan Alvarado: Trumpet, Vocals | Sal Marquez: Vocals
RIYL: The Specials, Rancid, Operation Ivy, Manu Chau, Bar Stool Preachers, Viernes 13, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Skatalites, Rancid, Charles Mingus, Presidents of The United States of America, Fishbone, The Slackers
Inception: San Diego, 2016
Influences: The Slackers, The Specials, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Skatalites, Rancid, Charles Mingus, Presidents of The United States of America, Fishbone
Based north of the Mexicali border, Epic 18 is an Imperial Valley ska/punk rock band playing ska with a jazz, punk, and rock 'n' roll flair. Their 2019 album Epic 18 was produced, mixed and mastered by baritone sax player and vocalist Adam Marquez, a Berklee School of Music Graduate.
"This is a rerelease of the band's first album, Vs. Divides By Zero , but will feature new members, more horns, and a special cover for that little green frog in all of us," says the band.
Later in 2019, the band released an 11-song followup, Epic 18 II. Written over the course of about three months and recorded in-house by Adam Marquez, the band says "It was a collaborative effort on all members' parts, each bringing their unique sound and experiences to the table."