Name: The Delegates
Location: Montreal, CANADA
Personnel: Menno, Case, Asch, Karim, Josh, SAM

     The Delegates are a six piece Reggae-Hardcore outfit from Montreal. They like Poutine and use funny canadian cuss words like "Tabernac" instead of the f-bomb, or say "Dep" when they mean "Bodega".
     The Delegates draw heavily on influences like as Desmond Dekker, Dire Straits, The Ramones, Lee Perry, and Motley. They've toured Canada and the U.S. extensively opening for Strung Out, Goldfinger, The Toasters, Leftover Crack, Big D and The Kids Table, and Streetlight Manifesto, and did a two week run on the 2005 Vans Warped Tour. The band just released their sophomore album, The Diary Of Hamilton Fish.
     "THE DELEGATES are the latest, in a wave of Canadian punk and indie bands, to wash up on US shores in recent years, though it seems our Molsen Ice swigging friends from the north have saved one of their best for last. Fresh off a two week run on this summer's 2005 VANS WARPED TOUR, these bastard sons of ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT and DIRE STRAITS have set their sights on conquering the US. Their sophomore album THE DIARY OF HAMILTON FISH represents a watershed for the band. While their instrumentation can't help but bring to mind the heyday of bands like THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES and LESS THAN JAKE, The DELEGATES conjure the keyboard driven rock of WEEZER, the political progressivism of the CLASH, and the swagger and pop sensibilities of MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE." - Amp Magazine

     "This sextet hails from Montreal, the last place on earth you'd imagine would inspire the new coming of reggae punk. But these Canucks are, surprisingly, among a fresh wave of bands who are carrying the banner of island music that inspired generations in the '60s and '70s..." - The Independent Florida Sun

     "They are not the horn-y Ska outfit that both the name and the presentation suggest, but rather a moody six-piece rock ensemble that is more Mighty Mighty Bosstones than Reel Big Fish with a strong whiff of Rancid." - The Hour

     "Progressive lyrics reminiscent of The Clash's heyday" - Creative Loafing

     "The foundation... is upstanding rock and roll. From there the Delegates build their reggae influences in the palm of their hands..." - Punk

     "The key word here is energy and The Delegates seem to have a limitless amount of it. " - The Athenaeum