Rat King Cole is a ska-jazz fusion band hailing from San Antonio, Texas. The band originally formed in 2013 when a group of friends with a shared passion for music decided to start jamming together. Since then, Rat King Cole has become a staple in the San Antonio music scene, playing shows at local bars, clubs, and festivals.
The band’s unique sound is a blend of upbeat ska rhythms and smooth jazz melodies, with a touch of reggae and funk thrown in for good measure. Their energetic live shows are known for getting crowds up and dancing, with catchy hooks and infectious grooves that keep audiences coming back for more.
With influences ranging from traditional ska and jazz greats like Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, to ska, funk and reggae acts like The New York Ska/Jazz Ensemble, Fishbone and Bob Marley, Rat King Cole brings a fresh and innovative approach to the genre. With their infectious energy and creative spirit, they are sure to keep audiences moving and grooving for years to come.