Aggrolites, The

Also known as Aggrolites
Members of Aggrolites, The: Brian Dixon (2), J Bonner, Jesse Wagner, Korey Horn, Roger Rivas, Scott Abels
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.aggroreggae.com/, http://www.myspace.com/theaggrolites

Discography of Aggrolites, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Reggae Hit L.A. 15 Audio 2007 Hellcat Records
2 Dirty Reggae 14 Audio 2003 Axe Records
3 S-T 19 Audio 2006 Hellcat Records
4 IV 11 Audio 2009 Hellcat Records
5 Dirty Reggae 10 Audio 2003 Axe Records
6 The Aggrolites 11 Audio 2007
7 The Aggrolites 19 Audio 2006 Hellcat Records
8 The Aggrolites 19 Audio 2006 Hellcat Records
9 Dreaming On Erie / Eye Of Obarbas 2 Audio 2010 Young Cub
10 Rugged Road 10 Audio 2011-03-22
11 IV 21 Audio 2009 Hellcat Records
12 IV 21 Audio 2009 Hellcat Records
13 The Aggro Band Plays On 2 Audio 2012 Young Cub
14 Rugged Road 10 Audio 2011 Grover Records
15 Unleashed Live Vol. 1 22 Audio 2011 Brixton Records
16 In The Cut 2 Audio 2011 Young Cub
17 Complicated Girl 2 Audio 2011 Young Cub
18 The Aggrolites 11 Audio 2007
19 Dirty Reggae 14 Audio 2003 Scorcha Records
20 The Aggrolites 19 Audio 2006 Hellcat Records
21 IV 21 Audio 2009 Hellcat Records
22 Rugged Road 10 Audio 2011 Grover Records


The Aggrolites are an amalgamation of two previous Los Angeles reggae and ska bands, the Vessels and [a=Rhythm Doctors, The]. They formed in 2002 as a live backing band for reggae icon [a=Derrick Morgan], the recording sessions, though never released, inspired the Aggrolites to become a permanent band. They have performed as the backing band for [a=Phyllis Dillon], Scotty, [a=Joseph Hill] of Culture, [a=Prince Buster], and [a=Tim Armstrong].

The band's name comes from the English slang term agro, which is commonly thought to be short for aggravation or aggression (often referring to violence).

In 2003, the Aggrolites released their debut album, [i]Dirty Reggae[/i], on local reggae label [l=Axe Records]. The album was recorded at Signet Studios in Los Angeles in one day, with each song recorded in one take, and with many lyrics improvised on the spot.

In December 2006 they toured the UK as the support band for [a=Madness].

Jesse Wagner - vocals, lead guitar

Brian Dixon - rhythm guitar

Roger Rivas - piano, organ

Jeff Roffredo - bass

Korey Horn - drums (rejoined in late 2006)

Scott Abels - drums (2005-2006)

J Bonner - bass guitar (2002-2007)

David Fuentes - bass (2007, deceased)


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