The Green

BIO
Formed in 2009 on Oahu, Hawaii, The Green "fuses late 1970s-era dub-heavy roots reggae with strands of contemporary rock/pop/R&B and sporadic indigenous Hawaiian musical and lyrical references" (Billboard). Shortly after the release of their debut album (2010), The Green began a heavy touring cycle, including runs with Rebelution and SOJA, Vans Warped Tour, and internationally in Japan, New Zealand, and Guam. In fall 2012 after the release of the #1 Billboard Reggae Album WAYS & MEANS, the sextet completed their first headlining U.S. tour, including multiple sold out dates. This spring The Green embarks on the Take Me On Tour, debuting songs from their third album, slated for release on Easy Star Records later this summer. The Green's first two albums combined have sold 50,000 copies worldwide.

Members
Caleb Keolanui – Lead Vocals
Ikaika Antone – Keys, Lead Vocals
JP Kennedy – Guitar, Lead Vocals
Zion Thompson – Guitar, Lead Vocals
Brad "BW" Watanabe – Bass
Jordan Espinoza – Drums

ACCOLADES
- Debut album named iTunes Best Reggae Album of the Year (2010)
- Sophomore album "Ways & Means" spent four-weeks at #1 on Billboard's Reggae Chart (2011)
- Featured on NPR shows Weekend Edition and Morning Becomes Eclectic
- Nominated in 3 categories in the International Reggae And World Music Awards (2012 & 2013)
- #8 of the 15 fastest accelerating artists across the Internet (03.15.12) – Next Big Sound / Billboard
- Played all 41 dates of Vans Warped Tour 2012
- Featured in Billboard (Nov 2011)
- Debut album "The Green" and sophomore album "Ways & Means" combined have sold 50,000 copies

"The Green's powerful sonic identity fuses late 1970s-era dub-heavy roots reggae (reminiscent of English bands like Aswad and Steel Pulse) with strands of contemporary rock/pop/R&B and sporadic indigenous Hawaiian musical and lyrical references. That appealing synthesis has catapulted The Green to the forefront of Hawaii's thriving reggae scene." – Billboard

Born Kimie (pronounced Kimi-ay) Kauikeolani Miner, in Hawaii, this 25 year old singer/songwriter has developed an eclectic musical style all her own. Her parents, of Hawaiian and Portugese decent, noticed her unmistakable talent at a very young age. "I fell in love with music as a child and it naturally just became apart of my life. It is my mother, my brother, my best friend, and my first love. No matter where I am in my life, I know I can always turn to music."

A self taught guitarist and song writer, Kimie grew as a musical artist while boarding at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, HI. "India.Arie inspired me to pick up a guitar when I was 14 years old and write from my heart. Other artists like Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu showed me how to be an individualist and remain true to myself."

Kimie's signature style weaves acoustic soul, reggae, hawaiian with a touch of R&B and funk, into cool sultry melodies. Her free spirit can be heard through her lyrics touching on love, life, and relationships. "When something happens in my life, whether good or bad, I can almost immediately hear it being sung to a melody. Each situation creates a different mood. The words follow." Her lyrics prove universal, spanning race, gender, and age.

Kimie has toured the west coast opening for reggae pioneer Barrington Levy. She has also collaborated with reggae's most prolific production team, Sly and Robbie, She has traveled the world, living and recording in Jamaica, Hong Kong, Tahiti and Hawai'i.

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The Green with Kimie

Sunday, November 3 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Music Farm Charleston