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The Original Uptones were the first ska and reggae band in the western United States and one of the best live nightclub dance jam bands in the world!  Starting out in Tucson, during the early post punk era and 2nd wave of ska, and not to be confused with The Uptones from Berkeley, California, which formed a few years later and trademarked The Uptones' name with a style modeled after punky English ska bands, The Original Uptones developed an original style that transcends genres, blending elements of ska, reggae, jazz, and rock into tight and powerful, feel-good songs with brilliant horns and electric guitar, percussion tsunamis, and rich three-part harmonies, in a heavy bass mix, jammed out with genius and ideal for dancing!