The Clandestinos formed in 2014 in their hometown of Galway. Their intention was to celebrate and pay tribute to the much loved music of reggae, ska and latin and to bring its live atmosphere and vibe to Irish audiences. From classic Jamaican roots reggae, the British ska and punk artistsit helped influence, to the latin tinged sounds implemented by the likes of Manu Chao and Buena Vista Social Club; The Clandestinos fuse all of this togeher in their 7-piece live show with the agenda being to get the high spirits up and to make people move!
Having started out as a more minimal affair in their stage set up, the completed line-up now comprises of acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drums and is completed by a trio of saxophone, trumpet and trombone. Expect Classic Roots favourites, Ska and Punk-Reggae from 80’s era London, groovy latin and a hint of dub here and there for good measure.