The Self-Made Men

John Roy: Saxophone, Vocals | Lex Luthor: Bass guitar | Ryan "Mr. RAS": Drums | Chris LaFave: Trumpet | Mike McConnell: Trombone | Josh Kotner: Keyboards | Kevin Hewitt: Organ | Thom "Jett" Brown: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Brannon Blosser: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric)

Genre: Reggae & Ska, Rock

RIYL: The Aggrolites, See Spot, Chris Murray Combo, Hepcat, the Amalgamated, the Skavolutionary Orchestra, the English Beat

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Inception: San Diego, 2007

Influences: The Skatalites, Unsteady, Stax Bros, Booker T and the MGs, Don Drummond, the English Beat, the Slackers, See Spot, Hepcat


The Self-Made Men are a big-band ska group that also plays soul and reggae with a ska groove. “Our goal is to have a great time skankin’ your socks off,” according to the band. “We are keeping ska alive and well in San Diego.”


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