Reggae Riot History
Reggae Riot was formed in 2016 by Paul Young and is based out of Palm Harbor, Florida.
Paul Young - lead vocals, songwriter and guitar
Brett "Viking" Sharbaugh - bass
Howard Ingram - lead guitar, sax, ukele, backing vocals
Ric Sochor - drums
Doug "Doc" Hasell - harmonica
Taino Puig - congas and percussion
The band is made up of primarily "islanders". Paul is from Jamaica. Taino is from Cuba. Brett is from the US Virgin Islands. Howard is from California. Doc is from Michigan (but recognizes Jamaica as his other home) and Ric is from South Carolina.
Reggae Riot composes and performs a rich mixture of soul, funk, pop and rock that is mostly rooted in Reggae that sometimes have the sensibility of Lovers Rock; the edgy rawness of Punk; the smooth feel of Latin Jazz; the joy and happiness of Funk; and the thoughtfulness of Roots & Culture.