Deal's Gone Bad is a band from Chicago, Illinois. Their sound mixes reggae, rocksteady, and ska music with American soul. They have been together since 1994, with numerous lineup changes over the years. The current incarnation has been mostly stable since 2003. The band hews to a more traditional ska-reggae sound while many others working in the genre morphed into a more punk variety.
The band has shared the stage with performers such as the Skatalites, Toots & the Maytals, Desmond Dekker, The English Beat, Hepcat, Chuck Berry, The Slackers, Flogging Molly, The Toasters, Mustard Plug, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.