'The Players have put out 'Instrumental' and I would say that this was a must listen for all those who enjoy ska-like music. They are clearly an accomplished organization with a tight sense of the groove and easy skankin that makes such music so damn good. This is one that I am keeping for sure and I suggest that you go out and check them live, for such bands as this do not come into being very often and what they can do with music is phenomenal.'
Laurin Wollan, Nov. 2001, Music Monthly
We are a 6 piece Alternative Band with a Ska edge. Our influences range from rock & roll, to ska, to reggae, funk, jazz, even zydeco. You name it. In addition to our originals, we cover a variety of different artists including: Bob Marley, Sublime, John Coltrane, Tito Puente, and the Skatalites. If you are looking for a fun band that will keep your audience moving then hire THE PLAYERS. We are a professionally run organization that places the needs of the buyer first, and keeps the audience involved. We have played for audiences from 20 to 12,000 and will play from 45 min. to 4 hours. Billing is typically paid per service rather then per hour. Terms of service can be negotiated.
A FEW BANDS WE HAVE PERFORMED WITH:
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Toasters, The Pietasters, Jah Works, The Allmighty Senators.
SOME VENUES WE HAVE PERFORMED:
MCI CENTER, Washington, DC
9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Recher Theatre, Towson, MD
Fletchers, Baltimore, MD
Bay Cafe, Baltimore, MD
Felix, Washington, DC
The Clarendon Ballroom, VA
The Metro Cafe, Washington, DC