When vocalist Can Frith and guitarist Zack Cayton met up to start out a music group in 1996, the purpose was with regard to “just attempting to play music,” absolutely nothing more. But simply because their practice periods gradually shifted toward the affects of Procedure Ivy as well as the Special offers, a high-energy sound of ska-punk progressed into what was to be Key Agent 8’s early incarnation. The addition of Kenny Dickman (acoustic guitar), Clint Dale (bass), Aaron Koerner (trumpet), David Evans (trombone), Chris Jensen (trombone), and Justin Brouillard (drums) finished the lineup as this Houston, TX, eight-piece debuted around the 1998 compilation of Tx Ska, Vol. 1. But by enough time their 1st self-titled album arrived that same 12 months through their very own 008 Information, Key Agent 8 matured right into a two-tone ska ensemble that attributed their advancement from an impact of blues, jazz, golf swing, and rocksteady.