The Crocodile & Da808 Music Presents
The Roll Up: Hempfest Afterparty w/ One Drop
Island Bound, The Hookys
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
One Drop from San Diego, California embraces the spirit of classic Roots Reggae and Dub music with a calculated blend of R&B, Pop and Rock subtleties. Inspired by artists like Steel Pulse, Gregory Isaacs and The Police, One Drop’s music is infectious and well received by a wide range of age and cultural demographics. Critics describe their sound as genuine and captivating, filled with melodic choruses, refreshing vintage guitar/organ tones all cleverly layered over seductive bass lines. The voice of One Drop is soulfully delivered with brutally honest lyrics rooted from true-life experiences of love, growing up in a dysfunctional home and social & political taboos.
In the spring of 2012 One Drop will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album titled “Black Book Diaries” featuring performances from shared cast members and roots reggae veterans “The Devastators”. By utilizing retro equipment and out-board effects from 1970’s (Fender Rhodes, Hammond C3, Studio Upright Piano, Clavinet D6, Tape Delays, Analog Spring Reverb) and a blend of organic and innovative digital production tools, One Drop promises to exceed fans’ high expectations. The band is constantly evolving and growing into something special. A tremendous amount of attention and detail are being put into this album, which will feature 15 new songs.
One Drop’s (a name describing a traditional reggae drum beat popularized by Carlton Barrett of The Wailers) inception began over a decade ago when introductions were made in a San Diego college music class. The band began to gig aggressively in 2006 and fans got their first taste of recordings in 2007 with the release of their self-titled EP. By 2008 they had developed a huge regional following and in May that same year released their acclaimed debut CD “Mission Blvd” which yielded hit songs “Little Black Dress”, “She’s Gone” and “No Good Reason”.
Island Bound formed in 2006 by a group of friends who played just for fun at backyard parties. Then later offered an opportunity to play for our canoe clubs fundraiser called "Island Nights." We felt the crowd and they enjoyed our music! This is how Island Bound evolved.
We are a band of seven who live in the Pacific Northwest residing in the Puget Sound area. We also have youth in our band so we have alot of room to grow, ages varying from 19-23. Some of the featured artist that we cover variates from Bob Marley to Los Lonely Boys as well as our original music. We have opened performance for some record label bands such as Katchafire, Ekolu, Ten Feet, B E T, Anuhea, The Green, Ho'okoa, Koa'uka just to name a few.
Today, our music is being played on pipeline2paradise.com radio as well as on Northwest Music Scene. Our song "Here to Stay" has been in the Top 7 most equested songs countdown since November and its still going strong today on Pipeline2Paradise Radio. It has peaked @ the #1 spot for 5 weeks straight. Here to Stay is also available for download via CdBaby, iTunes, Amazon, Napster, etc.
House parties, dive bar gigs and a noise violation ticket has snowballed into sold out shows in Seattle. Through hard work, raw talent and unquestioned teamwork The Hooky’s are finding success doing what they love to do.
Although The Hooky’s refer to Seattle as home base the band members call the Pacific Northwest their home. A collective of six individuals from Oregon and Washington each bring a unique perspective and style to the intriguing sound of The Hooky’s. A wide range of influences from Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, The Black Keys, Sublime, Jimi Hendrix and Lupe Fiasco shapes The Hook Show. Their upbeat, lively mash of tunes bring a little bit of something everyone can vibe to. However, the most important influence that The Hooky’s have are their fans, affectionately known as “HookyNation”. Their continuous support over the past two years is what keeps The Hooky’s working towards bigger shows, touring and a second EP due sometime 2014.
The Mission of The Hooky’s is simple:
Don’t let life pass you by without doing what you love to do PLAY HOOKY.
Brothers Ben Webb on vocals, Ary Webb on drums and Corbin Webb on guitar (Sequim, WA), Justin Beasley on guitar (Eugene, OR), Connor Risden on bass (Bothell, WA) and Joshua Nguyen the Emcee (Auburn, WA).
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