The Treasure Tones 

Although based in Honolulu, Hawaii, The Treasure Tones’ musical roots are firmly imbedded in the late 1960s Rocksteady sounds of Jamaica. While many proclaim that the ‘Glory Days” of Jamaican music were its Roots period of the mid to late 70’s, The Treasure Tones prefer to hearken back to a decade prior; when the “one drop” beat first took Jamaica by storm, and when the riddims that are still being revived in the Dancehall today first made their initial impact.

The Treasure Tones’ appeal is that they approach this music with required vim and vigor, coupled with the utmost respect; as visitors to a culture not their own, but one that is thoroughly revered by each member of the group. Their music is approachable, soulful, and danceable, and is sure to entertain any audience whether or not they are familiar with Rocksteady and Reggae.

The Treasure Tones cover a variety of well-known Jamaican veterans such as Delroy Wilson, Phyllis Dillon and Desmond Dekker. Yet their fondness for uncovering long forgotten gems from more obscure artists such as Albert Tomlinson and The Tonettes is the band’s forte. 

To date, The Treasure Tones have opened up for LA’s own Rocksteady revivalists The Aggrolites, headlined Honolulu’s popular monthly retro night, Reggae Revive, and continue to play regularly throughout the Island of O’ahu.