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The Movement


Genre: Reggae, Rock, Hip-Hop
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Years Active: (2004–present)


Joshua Swain: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Jason Schmidt: Bass
Gary Jackson: Drums


Label: Rootfire Cooperative, Swain Sound LLC
Management Company: Ineffable Music Group
Managers: Reid Foster,
Booking Agency: Madison House
Booking Agents: Cassie Siegel,
Booking Agent Assistants: Julie Kranach,
Publicist Company: Press Junkie PR
Publicists: Ryan Romana,
Tour Managers: Reid Foster,



In April 2015, Columbia, South Carolina’s The Movement released their new single “Rescue” on Rootfire Records. The reggae-rock group will be recording a new full-length album this summer. Formed in 2004 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans, Joshua Swain, Jordan Miller, and John Ruff, aka DJ Riggles, launched The Movement with their “alternative reggae” debut album, On Your Feet. In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded acts such as Slightly Stoopid and G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded Set Sail at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios. The album has sold over 10,000 copies to date. The Movement expanded with the addition of Jason “Smiles” Schmidt on bass and Gary Jackson on drums. In 2012, Miller left the group, and the trio, now fronted by Swain, released their fourth album Side By Side, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. In 2014 The Movement released Beneath The Palms, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans.