True Press is a Los Angles based band determined to bring their progressive reggae sound to new audiences. The message is simple: bring together rise up for unity and enjoy life. Grooving warmth and positive vibrations.

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80 Proof is a six piece band from Orange County, CA. Drawing from an eclectic blend of musical influences including reggae, rock, pop, blues, and soul, 80 proof has created a sound that never fails to be regarded as unique and captivating. The driving force behind the band is a desire to bring people together through music which reminds the audience the importance of feeling alive, connected, and real. 80 Proof blends conscientious lyrics with catchy musical arrangements, talented musicianship, and a stage performance which is always downright…fun.

With the release of “A Life of Fire” EP, 80 Proof has emerged onto the Orange County music scene to a wave of enthusiasm. Though the band has a history that stretches back to 2004, the group has only recently reunited to pursue a sincere musical career. After finishing college and other personal endeavors the guys (including Evan Manriquez, Joel Catello, Daniel Cooper, Aubrey Rivera, Sean Fleming, and Alexander Williamson) came together in the summer of 2010 to begin writing new material.

Since their revival, 80 Proof has quickly impressed crowds, promoters, and club owners with their performance and draw. Within their first year 80 Proof has been invited to share the stage with many notable acts such as Tribal Seeds, Pato Banton, Through the Roots, Seedless, Fortunate Youth, and more. The bands first single “Got ur #” not only beat out thousands of competing submissions to place runner up for Cabo Wabo’s 2011 Shot to Rock Competition, but also got several plays on So Cal radio station KROQ. The first year success for the band culminated with an OC Music award nomination for best world music band, sharing the nomination with Reel big fish, Dirty heads, and Seedless.

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True Press, 80 Proof

Saturday, September 7 · 8:00 PM at Detroit Bar