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Encyclopedia > Coolie Ranx

Coolie Ranx (real name Obi-Ajula Ugbomah) is a New York City based musician best known for his membership Third Wave Ska bands, The Toasters and Pilfers. Third wave ska is a music genre derived from the fusion of Jamaican ska with various American and British styles of music, such as 2 Tone, rock music, punk rock, pop punk, hardcore and jazz. ... The Toasters are a third wave ska band from New York formed in 1981 by Robert Bucket Hingley. ... Pilfers formed in 1997, when former Toasters vocalist, Coolie Ranx joined with former Bim Skala Bim trombonist, Vinny Nobile. ...


Coolie was born in Great Britain and was raised in New York. His mother is from Jamaica and his father is from Nigeria. Coolie was discovered in 1990 when lead singer and guitarist of The Toasters, Rob "Bucket" Hingley, heard Coolie's dancehall reggae EP. Joining the Toasters in the early 1990's, he toured and recorded two albums with the band, including Dub 56, which features two songs he wrote. This article is about the state. ... Lead singer/guitar player for the ska band the Toasters. ... Dancehall is a type of Jamaican popular music which developed around the late 70s, with exponents such as Yellowman and Shabba Ranks. ...


After leaving the Toasters, he co-founded a band called Pilfers. In Pilfers, Coolie shared vocal duties with Vinny Nobile. Pilfers played a combination of third wave ska music, punk rock, and reggae that they called "raggacore". After self-releasing their first album, the band signed to Mojo Records, who released the band's second album, Chawalaleng. Coolie made frequent guest appearances on the albums of other Third Wave Ska bands, such as Spring Heeled Jack USA, Metro Stylee and Mojo labelmates, Reel Big Fish. Mojo Records is currently part of Universal Records. ... Chawalaleng is the Pilfers first full length album. ... Third wave ska is a music genre derived from the fusion of Jamaican ska with various American and British styles of music, such as 2 Tone, rock music, punk rock, pop punk, hardcore and jazz. ... This article is about the American ska band Spring Heeled Jack USA. For the British electronica group, see Spring Heel Jack. ... Reel Big Fish is an American ska punk band, best known for the 1997 hit Sell Out. ...


After a lineup change, which saw the replacement of the rhythm section, Pilfers disbanded in 2001. Coolie began a solo career, recording and playing shows around the world with Fear Nuttin' Band as his new backup band. In November of 2005, Coolie and the other four original members of Pilfers, reunited at the Knitting Factory in New York for a sold-out performance. It remains to be seen if the band will continue playing together. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the state. ...


It has been announced that Coolie will contribute vocals to a song on an upcoming 7" single by Danish rocksteady band, Babylove and the Van Dangos.


Discography

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Coolie Ranx - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (336 words)
Coolie Ranx (real name Obi-Ajula Ugbomah) is a New York City based musician best known for his membership Third Wave Ska bands, The Toasters and Pilfers.
Coolie was born in Great Britain and was raised in New York.
Coolie was discovered in 1990 when lead singer and guitarist of The Toasters, Rob "Bucket" Hingley, heard Coolie's dancehall reggae EP.
Rude in DC Kombanation - Coolie Ranx (346 words)
After almost a decade of singing in the Toasters and fronting his band Pilfers, Coolie Ranx is back with a new music endeavor as a solo artist.
Born in England, Coolie came to the United States as a child and was raised in Brooklyn, New York.
Since then, Coolie has already released a five-song EP and is in the process of finishing a full-length.
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