The Originalites' show calendar is not only booked on the band's website, but also in members' minds.
"We already know which shows we're going to play, so that's money already made," said drummer Peter Fontes, 22.
Booking as many shows as possible is part of the Originalites' method to make it in the music business.
The Originalites started in 2008 when Fontes, bassist Tim Frankeny, 22, and guitarist/vocalist Daniel Tello, 22, were told by their friend Eric Scoralle that they should start a ska band. Shortly thereafter, at their first gig at African Corner in Fountain Valley, they met Mike Belk, who would become the band's saxophonist.
Scoralle died last year, and the Originalites continue to play in his memory.
"When I get really tired while playing, and I need strength to keep going, I usually call on Eric to give me some strength," Fontes said. "He usually comes through."