Checkered One represents the West Coast, currently residing in Washington state. A multi-talented musician, he plays several instruments, and tinkers with others. He started his music training in Elementary School, and continued it with High School marching and concert bands (playing drums and percussion) and Jazz band (playing bass). He was exposed to ska at a young age and was hooked. In time, he got more into reggae and began writing more reggae than ska tunes. Checkered One draws his influences from a wide range of artists including; Bob Marley, Jacob Miller, Steel Pulse, Madness, The Specials, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Johnny Cash, Mephiskapheles, and Hepcat..to name a few. His goal, to bring reggae music to the masses and back to the forefront of popular music. One Love and Respect!
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