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Portrait of Shortstop From Tokyo

Shortstop From Tokyo

About Shortstop From Tokyo

Brookfield, IL

Ska is dead. Shortstop From Tokyo is alive.

Either one of those statements is untrue, or we are zombies. And even though we do smell a bit like rotting flesh after a particularly energetic show, I'm willing to bet some big bucks that ska isn't as dead as earlier proclaimed.

A good 4 years ago, Jeff and Kyle sat around in Math class, doodling and cheating on homework. Back then, Jeff was in a band by the name of Poor Boy. He asked Beth about helping his band by adding her saxophone to a ska song they had written. She was happy to do so, but unfortunately Poor Boy fell through. Realizing he had a sax player who was also willing to find a trombone player, Jeff decided to buck the trend of "modern rock" and start a ska band. Jeff was looking at his favorite kids books, and came across the book Shortstop From Tokyo, and the name stuck. With Kyle on guitar, Jeff grabbed his bass, Ken jumped in on drums, and Shortstop from Tokyo was born. After a short lived line-up of Beth on sax and David on trombone, they were replaced by a slew of horn players, finally resting on David Forret on trumpet, Austin Keep on tenor sax and Maddi Srajer on trombone. This ska outfit is armed with upstrokes and horn-lines aplenty, a live show to die for, and an appreciation for anyone and everyone who has, and continues to, help them in any way possible. Shortstop From Tokyo is ready to let everyone know that ska is far from dead.
Reggie’s Rock Club
Nite Lite
The Ashbary
Humility Gallery
Beat Kitchen
And more!
Miramar Theater
Borg Ward Gallery
Kenosha Bloomin' Days ’08

Booking and Press:
Manager: Kelly Gruber
Cell: (708)528-1613

Co-Manager: Austin Keep
Cell: (630)740-4169

Band E-mail:

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