Copyright The Attractors © 2010

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Instrumental music of the 1960’s, from Jamaica to America, performed by an all-star line-up -including members of Westbound Train, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, the Void Union, Stubborn Allstars, Dub is a Weapon, the Rocksteady 7, Beat Brigade, the Toasters, and more!


Always featuring special guests!


For more information get in touch with us at

info@theattractors.net 

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Justin Rothberg has performed with many acts, including Sister Nancy, Matisyahu, Adam Rogers, Luciana Suza, Congo Ashanti Roy, Frank London, Zoro, Dr. Ring Ding, The Gaylads, Glen Brown and Tom Waily.  Justin currently lives in Manhattan, and is an active member of The Jammyland All Stars, The King Django Band, Raw Deal, Sdoun, The Rocksteady 7, Full Watts and other on going projects. As an educator, Justin teaches guitar privately in Manhattan and at the Bergen Music Academy in Oradel NJ.

Rich Graiko has an extensive resume as a session musician, sideman, producer and a recording artist on the Hellcat/Epitaph and Megalith labels.  In addition to occupying the original trumpet seat in the reggae/soul group Westbound Train (Boston), he has freelanced with internationally touring acts The Skatalites, Big Daddy Kane, The Toasters, The Transplants and Dave Hillyard and the Rocksteady Seven, Thousands Of One, and more.  He is also a co-founder of the traditional ska group and Megalith/Jump Up recording artist The Void Union and founder of the Brooklyn Attractors.

Luke Penella is currently a member of The Lifted Crew and has performed  with Westbound Train,

Slick Rick, Kevin Bachalor of the Skatalites, Smiff and Weston, Esperanza Spaulding, Audible Mainframe, Vinnie Amaco of Moe, Sam Kinninger and Bryan Baker of Steps Ahead and more.

His credits as a studio musician include Beyonce, Guitar Hero “80’s Edition”, and the Lifted Crew.  Beginning his studies at an early age with George Garzone, he later went on to earn a degree at Berklee College of music in Boston.  Luke is also the creator and president of Penella Saxaphones.

Dan Jesselson studied upright bass and jazz performance at The Manhattan School of Music. He has played bass in a number of bands including The Toasters, Dub is Weapon, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble and Dave Hillyard and the Rocksteay 7. He has also worked as a recording engineer on many projects including Dub Is A Weapon and Kevin Batchelor of the Skatalites. He currently lives in Brooklyn Ny.


Eddie Ocampo is a staple drummer of the NY Ska movement. He has worked with several bands, such as The Insteps, Easy Star All-stars, Stubborn All-Stars, Dave Hillyard Rocksteady 7, the Jammyland All Stars the Fandanglers and many more.  He is also the founder of Brooklyn’s own The Full Watts Band. Eddie has also impacted the world of Ska as a graphic artist and has worked with some of the more notable bands in the genre, including The Slackers and the The Rocksteady 7. Eddie currently lives in Brooklyn.

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*****Lester Sterling*Freddie Hubbard*Sound Dimension*Tommy McCook*Lee Morgan*Lou Donaldson*The Skatalites*Cannonball Adderley*Roland Alphonso*****


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