Formed by a group of friends who enjoyed just getting together to jam, “The Counterfeits” were soon wowing people with their unique and intriguing sound by performing well chosen top 40s covers and a nice blend of their very own “feel good” originals. “The Counterfeits”, guarantees that there will be something for everyone.
Comprised of a well-known cast of musicians, the band members have not only shared their gift and talent all over the world, but some have also had the privilege of backing Reggae legends when they come to town such as: Prince Buster, Rico Rodriguez (The Specials), Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Transplants), and Phyllis Dillon, just to name a few. Some of the members have also devoted a lot of their music career performing in buzz bands such as: Hepcat, The Aggrolites, and Kingston 10.
With their acoustic, versatile sounds and their soothing harmonies “The Counterfeits” are perfect for any occasion. “ When we hang out in downtown San Diego, we love to hear good music”, says front man Jeff Bennett, “ And we love being a part of the laid back, feel good atmosphere that has become part of San Diego’s signature vibe.
We were inspired to bring our own unique style to the scene and contribute to promoting those good times we love, everywhere we go.”