Offshore Riot
Tampa Bay, FL 

Website: http://offshoreriot.com/wp2/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=CprgBiiIk6E
Performance Time: Saturday April 27: 3:30-5pm; Friday May 3: 8:30-10pm

Tyson Marshall:  vocals, guitar

Lawson White:  bass

Mike Tzigos:  drums

 

GENRES:    Reggae - Rock

 

There’s a charming rawness coming from this solid Tampa Bay area Reggae-Rock trio. Albeit seasoned players and veterans of the genre for over the last decade, you can hear them call back to simpler musical times when a solid beat and bass line chugged along behind a scratchy guitar and catchy vocals.

 

Tyson Marshall (Guitar, Vocals), Lawson White (Bass) and Mike Tzigos (Drums) have managed to carve out their own identity in a very robust community of their peers. Echoes of early Sublime, the Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers can be heard here, while Caribbean influences like reggae, dub, ska and dance-hall seamlessly meet American influences of rock, funk, blues, soul, hip hop and punk.  "The goal is basically to write addicting music that makes people get out of their seats, have a great time and groove...", Tyson adds. "The lyrics are from the heart and mostly personal experiences. Once you tap into that honesty, everyone can relate to it."

 

Offshore Riot released their 12 track self-titled debut album in 2007 with songs like Wanton Soup, A Girl I Knew, Simple Plan, constant crowd sing-a-longs. Afterwards, the band continued to play hundreds of shows in the Southeast. Taking a 2 year hiatus in 2011, Offshore Riot re-entered the studio, more ambitious than ever to start efforts on their 17 track sophomore outing, "Another Wave". Officially released June 28th, 2014, the album sounds like the group is firing on all cylinders, cranking up those amps, and beating those drums loud enough for the whole world to hear them.

 

Throughout the years the band has shared shows with The Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Fishbone, Slightly Stoopid, Santana, Julian Marley, Yellowman, The Expendables, The Toadies, Bush, Collective Soul, Matchbox 20, Kid Rock, Los Lonely Boys, Candlebox, Sister Hazel, Julian Marley and many more.