Website Link: www.justinancheta.com
Hailing from San Francisco, California, Justin Ancheta’s ’eclectic style of reggae flavored indie-rock, funk and jazz has created a buzz throughout Northern California. With a sound that appeals to fans of all ages, he has opened for the Wailer’s, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Charles Neville, and Ricky Skaggs, to just name some.
Justin Ancheta’s style combines such diverse influences as Thom York from Radiohead, Michael Franti and Spearhead, and Nick Drake. Ancheta’s music is not afraid to stretch a toe, and even a thigh, over the boundaries. The songs are down-to-earth and moving: the type of songs you catch yourself singing long after the concert is over.
Ancheta has crafted some of his current fan favorites such as “Lost Fate”, and “Appreciation” from past albums ‘chamber’ and ‘Make My Day’. His first solo LP in 2007 helped bring Justin Ancheta’s signature sound to the masses.
Ancheta has fronted the acclaimed band of Northern California, “Sinclair” and later “Pills & Jackets.” He has toured heavily around the West Coast. He has been nominated three times for the Sacramento Area Music Award after becoming the darling of Sacramento’s premier nightclub scene at Harlow’s and Marilyn’s. He also won the Sacramento State University Battle of the Bands.
The band has sold over 12,000 copies since moving to San Francisco and just released their first international acoustic debut album ‘Evolution” in early 2009.
Above: Justin and Cello Joe performing in Girona on the 2010 Pleasant Revolution Tour
Ancheta has been featured at numerous Rock The Bike events as well as the San Francisco BMF Live-On-Bike stage. He is an adamant touring bike musician who as joined Shake Your Peace for a Utah Music Bike Tour as well as The Pleasant Revolution European Music Bike Tour through France & Spain. He has helped customize two bikes, the Blue Whale, and El Arbol, and is currently working on his Yuba Mundo 500 customization for touring to schools and events nationwide for education and music sharing. For Booking such an event, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the next Rock The Bike event when Justin Ancheta is there and you will see him in action, along with the possibility of a cameo with Fossil Fool, Shake Your Peace, or one of the many other bands Ancheta puts his skills into.