The Justin Ancheta Band is a positively-charged, high-energy band from San Francisco. They bring together exotic world sounds with some heavy doses of funk and reggae. Lacing socially-conscious lyrics with horn, violin and guitar melodies over a steady foundation of drums, percussion, and bass, the band creates a dance party for everyone to enjoy. Locally acclaimed, they play venues such as the Independent, Slim’s, Yoshi’s, and the Great American Music Hall, while their tour schedule has taken them from Barcelona to Hawaii. After more than a decade of shows and touring, they have shared the stage with The Wailers, Joan BaezCreedence Clearwater Survival, Charles Neville and many more musical luminaries.

The Justin Ancheta Band’s music is an invitation to dance, while the music and lyrics are complex and intelligent and leave a sweet aftertaste in the heart and soul.

Justin Ancheta, musician, DJ, and Producer exudes a vibrant and energetic personality both on and off the stage, infusing his performances with infectious enthusiasm. His performance style seamlessly blends diverse genres, creating a dynamic atmosphere that keeps audiences on their feet all night. Ancheta’s love for DJ’ing stems from the thrill of curating unique sonic experiences and witnessing the joy it brings to others. What sets him apart is his ability to effortlessly transition between various musical styles while maintaining a cohesive flow, showcasing his versatility as an open-format DJ. Comfortable on the mic as an MC, Ancheta adds an engaging layer to his sets, captivating the crowd with his charismatic presence. Alongside his DJ prowess, he also showcases his talent as a live musician, proficient in multiple instruments, and is open to incorporating live performances into his performance. His first musical love was reggae, igniting his passion for music at a young age, and currently, he’s enamored with blending electronic beats with world music influences.


“A beat that is global in scope.” — Gus Thompson, Auburn Journal

“One of the best and brightest bands…” — Mark S. Allen, Good Morning Sacramento (KMAX Channel 31) [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]


  • Justin Ancheta  – guitar, vocals
  • Damian Sol – violin
  • Alex Scammon – saxophone, clarinet
  • Jesse Weber – percussion
  • Marlon Aldana – drums
  • Adam Lowdermilk – bass

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Album Releases

Plant — April 2013

Press Contact


Downloadable One-Sheet

For those who prefer to read about the band offline, download our one-sheet PDF here. [/ezcol_1third_end]


Click photo to enlarge, or right-click to save full-size image. [ezcol_1third] Justin Ancheta Band Press Photo. Photo Credit: Celeste Lindahl 2013

Photo Credit: Celeste Lindahl 2013 [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third] Justin Ancheta Band Press Photo. "From The Hills" - Photo: Celeste Lindahl

Photo credit: Celeste Lindahl, 2013 [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end] [/ezcol_1third_end]