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The Players Band is an 8-piece ska band formed in Baltimore in 1999. The Players' musical style combines ska, rock, and reggae, and is characterized by the use of upbeat horns and percussion. The band has played over 335 live shows in various states, including; Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Virginia. The Players have performed with acts such as Grammy Award Winner The Isley Brothers, Grammy Award Winner Toots and the Maytals, The B-52s, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Joe Strummer, The English Beat, Third Eye Blind, Citizen Cope, Fishbone, The Toasters, The Skatalites, The Pietasters, The Aggrolites, The Slackers, Rebirth Brass Band, Big D and the Kids Table, The Know How, King Django, The Scofflaws, Westbound Train, Eastern Standard Time, Junkyard Band and many others. Notable ska musicians who have performed on stage with The Players Band as guests include; Jeff Richey (The Toasters), Buford O'Sullivan, Vinny Noble (Pilfers & Bim Skala Bim), Dr._Ring-Ding, Morgan Russell (Eastern Standard Time) and H.R. (Bad Brains).