Active since 2000, The Devastators are veterans in the San Diego reggae scene. Their sound has been described as a soulful mix of roots reggae and dub, combining heavy drum and bass grooves with a hint of funk.
A graduate of Cal Arts, singer/songwriter Ivan Garzon is both an accomplished bassist and vocalist, possessing the rare ability to combine the two seamlessly in live performance.
The Devastators were voted “Best World Music” in the 2010 San Diego Music Awards and received nominations in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2012 they were awarded the SDMA for “Best World Music Album” for their third studio release, “Lights of Tomorrow.” Their debut album “Frontline” and song “Find A Way” won second and third place; respectively, in the Reggae Album and Reggae Song categories in the 2009 JPF Independent Music Awards held in Nashville.
2018 finds the band back in the studio with a new album due for release later in the year. Their studio catalog receives over a million plays annually on popular digital streaming services.