Born between the pacific ocean and the Santa Ynez foothills on the south facing shores of Santa Barbara, The Olés have been making “the kind of music you put on while cruising to the beach at sunset” for the past 7 years. A love for the sound, the community, and the lifestyle bleeds through in their ever evolving sound, rooted in reggae, hip hop, and soul. Cutting their teeth at Isla Vista house parties, The Olés have played across the Western U.S. – from Colorado to Washington and back down to SoCal – sharing stages with the likes of Rebelution, Don Carlos, Passafire, Hirie, and The Mad Caddies.
“Pump the car stereo, hang your feet out of the passenger window and hop on the feel good express with Rebel ShakeDown.” – MilkCrater Music Site
The new California Reggae superband formed on August 20, 2014. Since its formation the band has undergone several changes to create the sound it produces today. As of recently, the band now consists of former members of other well known bands in the Southern California Reggae scene. Together the members of Rebel ShakeDown have 30 years of tour experience.