The Instructors are a talented collective of Atlanta-based musicians who create a unique and eclectic blend of styles stemming from the sounds of reggae, funk, and jazz music. Bolstering a diverse array of influences, their catchy hooks and melodic guitar lines rest atop a tight-knit rhythm section that has been captivating audiences since 2012.
Consummate road warriors, The Instructors frequent the gig scene playing bars, clubs, & theatres across the country; sharing the stage with the likes of The Wailers, The English Beat, Ludacris, Sugar Ray, G Jones, Bleep Bloop, Sun-Dried Vibes, and TreeHouse - The Instructors bring a live show with a highly energetic groove laced with exploratory improvisations.
They have also broken into the regional festival scene, including appearances at Pass the Good Fest, Friendship Music & Arts fest, Surrounded By the Sound Fest, Camp Reggae, and Atlanta's Peach Drop.
The Instructors create "a fantastic mix of intensity and dynamics," said Dave Wakeling of The English Beat/General Public who added, "I watched very curiously and intently."
Russell McLaughlin - Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Daniel Broome - Bass
Justin Gargala - Drums