Stop the Presses! Ska/Reggae/Rocksteady from Miami Florida.
Stop the Presses began in 2008 when lead vocalist Ali Culotta met Danny, George and Giz on an online dating website. Needless to say it was a successful match for this foursome. In their quest to bring ska music to the mainstream airwaves again, they began an artistic out-pour of songs that would ultimately contain the three most important ingredients for any pop song; catchy choruses, simple song structures, and new wave/punk rock synth and guitar leads.
After releasing “Does it Still Look Pretty?” EP, Stop the Presses has both written and performed a musical by guitarist Danny Portilla, won First Place as Miami’s Hard Rock Rising Winner, has launched a 7inch vinyl record featuring songs; “Skanking Private Ryan” and “Daddy Issues Volume II” with California label the Big Ska Gamble, and just recently returned from their annual Florida/Georgia Tour.
Stop the Presses has been honored to open for ska legends The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at Sunfest 2012, South Florida’s largest musical festival and other great acts like; The Slackers, The Supervillians, Reel Big Fish, and Big D and the Kids Table.
“Miami’s hotter version of Gwen Stefani” Real quote by our devoted fans, we don’t know if thats true, YOU DECIDE! Book them today! “we play weddings! or Book us now for your Divorce Party!”
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Danny Portilla, Ali Culotta, Giz Forte, George Evans