Rude Boy George
Roger Apollon Jr. - Vocals
Roger was exposed to Caribbean, Latin, Rock, R & B and Classical music at a very young age. That exposure led him to study classical piano for eight years and join a local singing/dancing youth group. It was in performing at recitals and neighborhood shows that he discovered his passion for the stage.
While finishing up his degree in Communications from Rutgers University in the summer of 1988, he answered an advertisement put up by fellow students looking for a singer for a ska and calypso band. Two months later, Roger was the lead singer of the band Bigger Thomas (along with current RBG band member Marc Wasserman) and would remain with them for the next 26 years performing with some of his musical heroes such as Jimmy Cliff, HR (of Bad Brains), Yellowman and De La Soul. He is currently working with producer Wayne Lothian on his first solo project that will be released by Trilby Records in the very near future. He (and bandmate Marc) is also in the documentary Riot On The Dancefloor: The Story of Randy Now and City Gardens that is receiving critical acclaim at film festivals across North America.
Pamela Buckley - Keyboards
Originally from Connecticut, Pamela's sound is heavily influenced by a lifetime of classical training combined with her love for ska, reggae, and synthesized music. Her influences are made up of a diverse range of artists, including Chopin, the Eurythmics, Hepcat, Madness and the Jazz and Ragtime piano greats of the early 20th century. Pamela was introduced to the ska scene in the early 90s and played keyboards with various bands including the Stepbacks from New Haven, CT, later re-introduced as the Royal Swindle.
Jackie Chasen - Saxophone/Vocals
Jesse Gosselin - Guitar
Jesse just loves performing. He's been playing in ska bands for over 20 years, hosted an all ska radio show, produced rock radio morning shows for over a decade, has voiced commercials that have run on radio and TV nationwide, and has appeared on-camera in TV commercials and billboard campaigns (no, really). It's been said he has an unhealthy obsession with Rickenbacker guitars. Jesse does not deny that. Ask his wife Jenni about their trip to Cleveland just to get a Rickenbacker guitar. It was totally worth it.