The Expendables fuse reggae and rock into every high-energy performance, just as they have for the past 20 years. A heady mix of booming guitars and powerhouse vocals courtesy of Geoff Weers, their music captures the uncertainty of Generation Y.
The Expendables' background
The Expendables consists of Geoff Weers (guitar, vocals), Raul Bianchi (guitar), Ryan DeMars (bass) and Adam Patterson (drums, vocals). In addition to releasing seven studio albums, the group has hosted their own radio show. Locals Only launched on the Monterey radio station KMBY in 2003.
The Californians are known for their electric live performances, some of which are chronicled in their 2005 concert movie XXX Rated: A Year in the Life of a Santa Cruz Phenomenon.
Along with The Police, Slightly Stoopid and Sublime With Rome, The Expendables have brought reggae-rock to a mainstream audience. Their 2001 debut album No Time to Worry saw their first experiments with their signature style. Their sophomore effort, Open Container, was released in 2003 and includes the tracks "Fight the Feeling" and "Drift Away." Their third album, 2004's Gettin' Filthy, features songs like "Tight Squeeze" and "Let Her Go." These three releases sold a total of 40,000 units, despite the group having no record label.
It was 2010's Prove It that brought The Expendables more commercial success. The album reached No. 4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and No. 30 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.