Bong Chow is a raw, funk reggae fusion band inﬂuenced by groups such as Sly & Robbie, The Wailers, and Scientist. Other inﬂuences include music from The Meters, Monomono, and The Budos Band.
Bong Chow was formed by singer Rob Krys and guitarist Hour Chopper. Chop asked his friend and fellow musician David Garzon to join. Garzon plays multiple instruments including keys, guitar and congas.
After a brief retreat, Bong Chow re-grouped and joined with Callevra Sturch on drums and Dan Fizzl on bass. This is when Bong Chow decided to pursue their own direction. In July 2018, Oleg Barsukevich joined Bong Chow playing saxophone to complete the six-member band.
Bong Chow is currently rehearsing and recording in East Vancouver.