guano boys


Reggae, Ska, Calypso, Afro-Caribbean Funk

Guano Boys will be returning to perform

at Starr Hill Music Hall on Saturday, March 25, 2006.

The band has some new music that will be debuted at

the show as they prepare to begin recording their third

CD of original music early this summer.



for more info hit "upcoming gigs" page




The Guano Boys CD GUANO HAPPENS is Available!

You can buy one here


Chris Leva's critically acclaimed solo release is now available!


Or simply send $15 per cd with specific order request to:

Chris Leva

241 River Trails

Shipman, Va. 22971


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last updated on , 2006.


With their heads in the Caribbean Islands and their feet firmly rooted in the Appalachian Mountains, Guano Boys offer a distinct brand of island music styles. Original sounds in the style of reggae, soca, ska, and calypso with an occasional roots cover create an enticing musical recipe. The diverse instrumentation, ranging from clawhammer banjo, accordion and steel guitar, to trombome, baritone sax and electric guitar with acoustic bass, gives the band many options in delivering their music while exploring the music's potential.

Despite the diversity in approach and instrumentation, the resulting chemistry is a sound that is instantly identifiable yet always interesting and unpredictable. The initial Guano Boys recording has been enthusiastically received by Fans and DJs across the United States.


Nate Hawkes (bass & alto saxophones)

Jeff Saine (clawhammer banjo, steel guitar, accordion, steel drum)

Dave Grant (acoustic and electric bass)

Vaughn Mairs (not shown - acoustic bass)
Shallel Ken Inglima (keyboards)

Christopher Leva (vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, banjo)

Spencer Lathrop (drums)

Matt Wyatt (percussion)
Mark Maynard (

On "Guano Happens"

Bobby Read (Tenor & Alto Sax) John D'Earth (Flugel Horn)


Individually, the members have performed and recorded with such artists as Peter Rowan, Michael Doucet, Tim O'Brien, Jeff Sarli (Keith Richards Band), Tony Trischka, Leftover Salmon, Robin and Linda Williams, Seven Mary Three, Mike Seeger, Wolfstone, Tony Furtado, Radim Zenkl, Jay Ungar, Seamus Egan, and Mandingo (from Kenya, Africa), among others.

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