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Genre: Reggae, Funk, Rock
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Years Active: (2008–present)


Roads: Vocals
Pags: Bass
Bobby: Guitar
James: Horns/Vocals
Derek: Horns
Rex: Drums


Management Company: Ineffable Music Group
Booking Agency: NimbleSlick
Booking Agents: David Limentani,
Tour Managers: Derek Opperman,



“Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,” sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member—horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately, it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move. The pulse collectively becomes that of one.

The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands, but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip-hop and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Unapologetically original, Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. Each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”

These seasoned road dogs can be found spreading their soulful sound across the country in both intimate venues and music festivals, having shared the stage with and supported such acts as 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, The Flobots and Wookiefoot. Previously, Tropidelic has been featured at Electric Forest, California Roots Music & Art Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Warped Tour and 311 Caribbean Cruise.

Following on the success of their 2019 release, Here is the Heights, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard reggae charts, Tropidelic released Flyover Reniassance in December of 2019. This EP is their seventh studio project. They are also currently touring nationally and making appearances at several festivals, as well as hosting their annual Freakstomp Music Festival. Stay tuned for what’s to come from Cleveland’s own, Tropidelic.