Salmonella Dub began in the summer of 1992/1993 when Andrew, Dave and
Mark applied reggae rhythms and bowel stirring basstones to a handful
of bad taste covers. Salmonella Dub’s first show was a mixture of
covers from Fred Dagg to Nancy and Lee plus some original material in
the Westport Racetrack tearooms with EST on January 13th 1993.
Over the course of 1993 the band with the aid of Ice Mac and his soundsystem worked the Dux de Lux and Steel Magnolia bars with percussionists Marcus Puentener and Craig Allen. Later in the year they hooked up Pete Wood on keys and trumpet and Conan Wilcox on sax and percussion.
This line up remained constant for their first 3 independent recordings and releases. The band toured NZ regularly and teamed up to do shows with Mad Professor, African Headcharge, Alex Patterson and Infectious Grooves amongst others.
Around the time of the THC Winter release Pete Wood left the band to move to Auckland and their current sound engineer David Wernham left to work with Shihad. Tiki Taane was the last member to join the band and was quick to learn the Dub ethic extending the mixing desk further into the realms of musical instruments.