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If you are into Ska music, Rocksteady, or Early Reggae, you are in the right place. Reggae-steady-ska.com is here to help you find more of the music you love.

About the initiator

Iā€™m Joachim Uerschels, a Ska fan, singer and songwriter, into this music since 1980. I have been making Ska music since 1984, most of the time with my band The Braces, more recently with the Alpha Boys or in a laid back acoustic line up as Joe Scholes. At my blog joescholes.com I write about adventures with my former band The Braces and document the way to my next album. There is also an archive of my past works in German in the making, at my personal website joachim-uerschels.de.


If you like to find out more, here are some links that may be helpful:

  1. My Personal 30th Ska Anniversary
  2. My First Time: What It Was Like To Be In The Studio With The Braces In 1987
  3. How The Braces Got Their First Record Deal
  4. The 7-Step-Program To Becoming Part Of A Legendary Ska Compilation
  5. Alpha Boys Are Dead



  1. Hi,

    I would love if you could take the time and listen to my band the FRIGHTNRS summer EP release. We are a very strong NY based rocksteady reggae band and I guarentee you have never heard another band today that has the vintage jamaican sound that we do. Our EP is available for free download – we just want to get the music to the people right now. It was tracked and produced by Victor Axelrod (Antibalas, Dapkings, Amy Winehouse) and mixed by Agent Jay of the Slackers.

    You can find our music here:

    Please feel free to let me know what you think/ give it a review or simply just give it a listen.


    1. Oh! You aint wrong sir!! I came across your album by chance on iTunes music.Herad it once and immediately bought it. It is amazing and one of my finest finds!!! I know you are/were on Daptone as was our Tenor player back when he was with James Hunter. Ain’t gonna waffle on about my own band, just to say THANK YOU for what you guys created!!

  2. Hello there,

    Introducing us SKALIE, 2Tone SKA band from Jakarta, Indonesia Since 1995, please visit our site and check out our sounds. Thank you šŸ™‚

    Regards & Respect


    Management & Booking Info:
    Doddy: (+6281237078166)
    Email: skalierocksteadybeat@gmail.com
    Web: http://www.skalie.bandzoogle.com
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SKALIEofficial
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SKALIEOfficialPage
    Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/skalie
    Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/skalieofficial
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/skalierocksteady

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