Roots Ska for the Central Coast!

​Good times ska music with taste & style! 

Get ready, Central Coast!  


A message to all the rude boys & rude girls: 
A fresh, new band made up of old souls is here! The Upside is an exciting new music project by some of the players who brought you Rock Steady Posse, The Cheeseballs, Zongo All-Stars, Mozaic, and many other popular acts on the Central Coast. 

The band is a tribute to old school Jamaican ska masters from the Skatalites, Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley, Lee Scratch Perry, and more. The repertoire has a mix of some classics and some original selections. 

Leading The Upside is front man Eric Cotton, who has been thrilling audiences for 30+ years throughout the Western United States and beyond. He leads a strong cast of characters: 


• Eric Cotton - Frontman / Vocals (Cheeseballs, Rock Steady Posse) 

• Jacob Odell - Guitar (Zongo All-Stars)  
• Dylan Johnson - Bass (Zongo All-Stars) 
• Paul Irving - Trumpet (Zongo All-Stars, Rock Steady Posse) 
• Sean Sullivan - Drums (Zongo All-Stars, Brass Mash)  
• Brian Conaway - Saxes (33RPM, Rock Steady Posse ) 
• Jim Heintz - Keys (Rock Steady Posse)

This band is coming with high energy dance music - sure to make waves on the dance floor. So get off your seat and move your feet to The Upside's ska beat!