Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Aug. 24
The Mighty Untouchables
- "Caged Lizards and Mayhem: a Lifetime in Music" · Jan. 11, 2013
The Mighty Untouchables play jazzy ska rock, using a multi-cultural mix of musicians and singers. The band plays everything from Motown to classic rock, along with Latin, country, current pop hits, and more. Their repertoire includes songs from the Temptations, Carrie Underwood, Journey, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Guns N’ Roses, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente,and many others.
Singer Leonard Tucker is a latterday member of the Fifth Dimension, and has sung commercial jingles featuring Mossy Nissan, the San Diego Chargers theme song, the KIFM 98.1 theme song, and the Padres theme song. Singer Danielle Tucker once won the Oceanside Idol singing competition, as well as the Viejas Big Country Showdown.
In 2012, keyboardist/vibe player Anthony Smith (Giant People, Global Funk Council) wrote and released a book about his life in the music biz, The Lizard Stays in the Cage. “I jump around. The thread is my life in the arts, the decision to go down the right brain path and to stick to my creative guns.”
“It's kind of a unique experience,” he says, “being in a band and touring around the country.” Smith has also played in KD3, a Karl Denson (Greyboy Allstars, Tiny Universe, Lenny Kravitz) side project that took them to the Blue Note in New York and some of the bigger jazz festivals around the country.
Organist Bobby Cressey has also performed during baseball games at Petco Park since 2010. He recorded a solo album in 2017, Cali Native, featuring 20 local musicians, including Zak Najor on drums, Omar Lopez on bass, and Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet.