The 6 best reggae bands in Australia according to Centre and the South

Melbourne reggae lords Centre and the South are on a hot streak following the release of their debut album Yadah and their east coast tour getting off to a cracking start at the tail end of January. Before they kick off the rest of their tour tomorrow in Bondi, we posed to the band who they thought were the best reggae bands traversing the country. The band offered up their take on the six bands who best fit the bill. So if you’re looking to bolster the amount of chill bass in your iPod Spotify playlist check these bands out.

best Australian reggae bands

Do you find yourself grooving on the dance floor to some classy reggae music? Centre and the South hand pick the 6 best they reckon you should get into.

Echo Drama

The slickest combo of a soulful diva and a bad-ass MC! Oh…and groove for daysss.

The Floating Bridges

Sunny Coast’s reddest bunch of vibesmen! These cats shine on stage. They’ll have you grooving all night long!

El Moth

Melbourne’s premiere party band! Vocal hooks, rolling bass lines and shredding guitars are in abundance with these guys! They’ve been quiet of late but word is the moth flies again.


The ever present and ever evolving Kooyeh. If you dig big band mixed with dub and dancehall then these guys are a must.


The tightest originals and the freshest mash-ups! Oh, and these Samoan / Aussie boys from the western suburbs have the purest harmonies a human can enjoy.

Ras Jahnow

A true depiction of pure reggae / rocksteady music, expressed with energy and high vibrations. Let this West African master lift your spirit and rock your soul!

Centre and the South will continue their album tour tomorrow night in Bondi, get down to a show!

Thursday February 4 – El Toppo Basment, Bondi, free entry, 18+
Saturday February 6 – The Small Ball Room with Jucy Lucy & The Buzzard Mix, Newcastle, 18+
Thursday February 11 – St Kilda Festival Live N Local with SlowJaxx & The Kozmic Love Orkestra, St Kilda, free entry, 18+
Friday February 26 -The Loft with Special guests, Warnambool, 18+
Saturday February 27 – The Stump, Port Fairy, free entry, 18+
Thursday March 3 – The Toff In Town with Echo Drama & Ras Jahknow, Melbourne, 18+