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Drop Leg Steppers

Meet Drop Leg Steppers, your Yorkshire Reggae/Ska/Dub band, blending beats, rhythms, and soul-stirring melodies. Our sound is designed to make you move – hips swaying, feet tapping, and heart pulsing to the rhythm of our performance. We’re here to bring joy, energy, and the best of vibes to every soul in our audience.

Celebrating nearly a decade of musical journeys, Drop Leg Steppers has seen its share of evolution. David Dowson and Alex Valvis, our cornerstone songwriters, have been with us since the very beginning, steering our musical direction with passion and creativity. Through the years, our lineup has transformed, growing from a compact 5-piece ensemble to a rich, 8-member band. We’re thrilled to welcome aboard three talented musicians from the renowned Leeds-based Unity Reggae Band, marking a new chapter in our collective adventure.

Our musical palette is as diverse as our members, drawing inspiration from a spectrum of genres that span the decades. From the roots of Reggae and Dub, tracing back to the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, to the modern rhythms of today’s Dub Reggae, we embrace it all. But our influences don’t stop there. We’re also deeply inspired by Soul, R&B, Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Dance music, and Hip Hop, infusing our sound with a unique blend that resonates with fans across the board.

There’s something magical about playing outdoors, under the sun, with the breeze carrying our tunes far and wide. The summer months are our favourite time to perform, where the open air becomes our stage, and the world – our audience. It’s where our music comes alive, connecting us with you, our fans, in a celebration of life, love, and community.

Drop Leg Steppers is more than just a band; we’re a musical movement, committed to spreading positivity, unity, and the irresistible urge to dance. Join us on this journey, and let’s create unforgettable memories, one beat at a time.

graphic for bbc introducing - because drop leg steppers were played on the radio

As featured on BBC Introducing York & North Yorkshire with Jericho Keys.

Drop Leg Steppers have travelled and played their original material at Festivals in Cumbria to Filey on the Yorkshire Coast, from Bradford and Leeds to the smaller towns of Yorkshire.

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2024 will be a busy year for Drop Leg Steppers, there are at least three releases in the pipeline; keep an ear out for more.

Reggae Band

A Yorkshire Reggae Band

We are a Reggae Band in North Yorkshire. When playing live we play our own original material.

We Can Play Private Events

We can play private functions. So, if it your party and you want a professional band to perform for you then get in contact with Drop Leg Steppers.

We Are A Gigging Band

We are a gigging band – so, if you have a venue and you want to get people dancing then we can come to you. We can also play a more mellow set, if it is more suitable.


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