Before Oscar Isaac Became Poe Dameron in Star Wars, He Was in a Ska Band

Oscar Isaac, the Guatemalan-American actor who landed the role of Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is also a music. Back in the 90s when ska was enjoying its Third Wave revival, he played bass in a band called The Worms. He was also once in a group called The Blinking Underdogs who actually ended up on the Warped Tour.

Here he is front-and-centre with The Worms at Ray’s Downtown Blues Bar in West Palm Beach, Florida, on May 29, 1996. (Via Mashable)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Before Oscar Isaac Became Poe Dameron in Star Wars, He Was in a Ska Band

  • December 26, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I love that there appears to be about five singers not playing anything. Its like bass, drums, and horn. What a larf.


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