Kingston 13 is a roots reggae band of which almost all members of the group are from Jamaica. The reason we say "almost"....is a surfer originally from Texas named Matt Risley who plays the keyboard. Matt "Matlock" Risley, along with Lester Fari, Cafar "Specialist" Watkis, and Derrick "Jah Circle" Creed, all play shows and back up music for the likes of Michigan and Smiley, Garth Dennis (from Black Uhuru and Wailing Souls), Blaze Mob, as well as many other Jamaican and international acts. If you get the chance to see these guys play live, you won't forget it. They put on an amazing show that will leave you feeling "irie" for days after.
Interesting facts about "Matlock"......Matt moved to San Clemente about 4 years ago to play with these guys shortly after parting ways with "Part One Tribe". When Matt came to San Clemente, he had just one surfboard...an old, yellow, 5'8 ...Lost Round Nose Fish quad. Since then, Matt has built his quiver up to well over 10 boards...all ...Lost models. Matt probably has more Mayhems than three quarters of our surf team. Matt also landed a job with a company called "Surfing Live" which webcasts surfing events all over the world. Therefore, Matt plays reggae shows when he's home, and he surfs perfect waves around the world when he's on "work trips". Needless to say, for a guy who grew up surfing in Texas, Matlock is living the dream.
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