Rude Rich and the High Notes are a Dutch ska collective, formed in 1998. While the band write and play their own material, they strive for an authentic Jamaican sound in their traditional ska, rocksteady and reggae music. With their albums "The Right Track", "Change The Mood" and "Soul Stomp" as well as some compilations and live recordings with Jamaican ska legends - Derrick Morgan and Rico Rodriguez amongst others - they have received critical acclaim, both in the Netherlands as well as internationally. In addition, their succesful live performances have given the band a great reputation for playing authentic ska. According to many critics and ska lovers Rude Rich And The High Notes rank with the best ska bands in Europe, or even in the world for that matter, drawing comparisons with Hepcat, The Slackers, The Toasters and The Internationals.