The Supervillains at the House of Blues Orlando, 2002


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The Supervillains at the House of Blues Orlando, 2002

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Supervillains at the House of Blues


Supervillains (Musical group)
Lake Buena Vista (Fla.)
Orlando (Fla.)
Saint Cloud (Fla.)
Ska (Music)--United States
Concerts--United States
Punk rock music--United States
Reggae music--United States
Musicians--Southern States
Funk (Music)--United States


The Supervillains performing live at the House of Blues Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on December 20, 2002. The first photograph features, from left to right, Jonathan "Smally" Cestero on saxophone, Andrew Neil Estes on trombone, Scott Suldo on guitar, J. P. Thieme on trumpet, Gus Ramage on bass, Dominic Maresco on drums, and Ben Montgomery on guitar. The second photograph features Maresco. The third photograph features, from left to right, Thieme , Suldo, Cestero, Ramage, and Montgomery.

The Supervillains were formed in 1998 by drummer/vocalist Dominic Maresco and guitarist/vocalist Scott "Skart" Suldo, while they were in high school in St. Cloud, Florida. Initially a punk-rock band, the group adapted elements of ska and reggae to their sound, leading to opportunities to support reggae acts such as The Wailers and Inner Circle, reggae-rock acts such as Slightly Stoopid and Pepper, ska acts such as Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto, punk acts such as Pennywise and Authority Zero, and rock acts such as Fishbone and 311. After several successful tours as an opening band, The Supervillains began headlining their own national tours, often performing over 200 shows per year, and released eight studio albums as of June 2015. The band incorporated several horn players and other members for eight or nine years, but have since operated as a four-piece, with Maresco, Suldo, Daniel Grundrof on bass and Tom "T-Rex" Moulton on keyboards and guitar. After selling over 100,000 records, the group formed their own label, Rah Rah Rah Records, in 2011.


Lyman, Alicia


Original color photographs by Alicia Lyman, December 20, 2002: Archive: Concerts Archive, Alicia Lyman.


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Digital reproduction of original color photographs by Alicia Lyman, December 20, 2002.

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Rock Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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House of Blues Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Augustyn, Heather, and Cedella Marley. Ska: An Oral History. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2010.
Murray, Matthew, Addie Vassie, and Mitchell Vassie. Ska. Amsterdam Schilt Publishing, 2013.
McGregor, Nick. "The Supervillains serve up a tasty blend of reggae, ska, punk, metal and swamp rock." The St. Augustine Record. February 15, 2013.

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