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40 oz. to Freedom is a San Diego, California, based rock, ska, reggae and punk rock band. It is also a ‘Sublime’ tribute band, which consists of Jeremy Miller (keyboards), Sol (bass guitar), Carlos Perez (drums) and Dane Scott (lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars). Scott has been nominated on six different occasions for San Diego Music Awards and the band, 40 oz. to Freedom has been the winner of ‘Best Tribute Band’ at the San Diego Music Awards .

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40oz To Freedom - A Tribute To Sublime at Big Bear Lake on 12/10 The Cave - Big Bear Lake 12/10/2016 6:30 PM View

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40 oz. to Freedom was formed in 2007 and ever since its inception has been making headline news. It was named after one of the albums of Sublime. The band members and especially the lead singer, Dane Scott is often credited with having similar vocal quality as of Sublime’s lead singer, late Bradley Nowell . They have also earned a reputation for putting on high energy shows, thoroughly enjoyed by true fans of Sublime. Scott is of the opinion that some people think that he even looks like Nowell, in addition to sounding like him. However, Scott qualifies the label put on the band as pure imitators of Sublime with the fact that his band improvises on top of bass lines and guitar solos with their own arrangement of Sublime’s songs. The band’s main influences apart from Sublime are Long Beach Dub All-Star, Safety Orange, Deadline Friday and Slightly Stoopid .

As 40 Oz To Freedom is essentially Sublime tribute band, it would be unjust to talk about their music without actually mentioning the music of the band they pay tribute to; Sublime. Sublime was also a California based alternative hip hop, dub, punk rock, reggae and ska punk band from 1988 to 1996. The band, which gave the world of music a self-titled album, later becoming a classic root reggae/punk/ska album unfortunately came to an abrupt end with the death of their lead singer, Bradley Nowell. Nowell died of heroin overdose. The other band members of Sublime were Eric Wilson (bass guitar) and Bud Gaugh (percussion and drums). On the death of Nowell, Scott becomes innovative and says that if he had the chance of communicating with Nowell’s spirit, he would tell him that he’s sorry that Nowell left this world so early and couldn’t finish what he started. And that he would thank him for the tunes.

Sublime released three albums, one box set, three EP’s, five compilation albums and one live album. Their debut album was called, 40oz. to Freedom . It was released in 1992 and initially earned a lukewarm response from music critics. However, with a passage of time, the critics have changed their minds. The album became famous in 1995, selling over 2 million copies in the United States alone. It also became certified multi-platinum record. The album had 22 singles, which reached position no. 15 on Heatseekers chart in 1995. Sublime declared various bands from California and outside as their main musical influence while working on this debut album. Flavor Flav, Public Enemy, Fishbone, Just-Ice, Jimi Hendrix, Minutemen, The Ziggens, The Specials, Pink Floyd, Tenor Saw, Beastie Boys and Boomtown Rats were credited, in addition to Half Pint, KRS-One and Bob Marley , as the main influences on 40oz. to Freedom . In the light of the aforementioned, is it any wonder then that the album is often reviewed as carrying a mix of Jamaican music!

Being a tribute band of Sublime is no small feat. Scott himself admits that by saying that the hardest part of paying tribute to Sublime is remembering the lyrics. Scott further says, "Sometimes [Sublime singer] Bradley Nowell rapped so fast, it’s hard to even tell what he’s saying." 40oz. to Freedom is not just another copycat rock group. They have their own rich repertoire of music, unlike most of their contemporaries. Perhaps this explains why they have been keeping up with such hectic touring schedule. As they come to your town, to take you back to Sublime era, this is your one opportunity to re-live that glorious period all over again. So buy 40oz. to Freedom Tickets now!

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