Live in The Atrium
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 16 and over
New Kingston is a young vocalist/instrumentalist group, that consists of three brothers. Tahir a.k.a. SLIM, the youngest member on keyboards/vocals. Courtney on drums/vocals and Stephen a.k.a SUKI, the oldest on guitar/vocals. This group fuses their reggae sound with modern [op, jazz and R&B music, to create their sound, which they term, "Reggae Crossover." New Kingston has been in the industry for some time now and some might call them, "young veterans"! The group is led by its founder/manager and father Courtney LJ Panton. New Kingston started off working with many artists such as, Collie Buddz, Mr.Vegas, Morgan Heritage, Sister Carol, Shabba Ranks, and many more. But, while working with all of these artists, manager Courtney LJ Panton had another vision. He had an ulterior motive for New Kingston, which was for them to rise to the top as a solo act and stand alone, capturing the love of the people. This helped to create their sound, dubbed, "Reggae Crossover". A blend of sounds, to everyone's liking, while still sticking to their heritage. Reggae! Now this group is sharing the stage with many artists around the world from Europe, to the Americas and beyond. New Kingston is currently set to release their second album, "In The Streets". The album features two of their singles that are gaining radio recognition globally. "In The Streets", the title track of the album and "Pon Di Wall", which is on the Ting-ah-Ling riddim revamped and remade by New Kingston!
Rising up out out of the fertile soil of Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley, the group of Intergalatic Reggae Revolutionaries known as Indubious come to spread high vibes through their earth-shattering sound. Their sound is an eclectic mix of reggae, dance hall and new roots reggae, visionary lyrical messages and wordplay, 2 and 3 part harmonies, and electro funk fusion jams creating a sound destined to change the face of music. Leaving audiences stunned and downright amazed, this genre-bending reggae power trio comes pumping a positive message, and wielding impressive instrumental skill.
Their infectious reggae driven sound has exploded both national and international markets, leaving in the wake the makings of a conscious revolution. Recently winning KTVL's Last Band Standing Competition, and the International MMA (Global Marijuana Music Award) 2010 for "Best Reggae" for their song "Ganja Weed", Indubious has made a huge impact on the West Coast's conscious music scene, gaining respect among some of the largest reggae touring acts, sharing the stage with greats such as Blondie, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Junior Reid, Pato Banton, Groundation, Rootz Underground, and Prezident Brown to name a few. Their 2009 release, "Cosmic Seed" debuted at #28 on the CMJ charts "New World" category, and was the most added album on CMJ at the time of release. Their notoriety and high energy stage show has caught the eye of Chris Deckker, founder of the festival giant, Earthdance, who has taken them on as business director for the band.
The 3 piece band is comprised of bass virtuoso and lyrical acrobat, Spencer "Skip Wicked" Burton, the exceptional keys, songwriting, and lyrical ability of his brother Evan "Evton B" Burton, and the newest addition, the drum phenom, Matthew T. Wells. Indubious has been building a following on the west coast over the past few years with positive messages in their music, live shows and community outreach. Indubious is described as powerful, epic, and uplifting in not only sound and lyrics, but in pure energy and spirit in which they vibrantly project. They have adopted the unofficial motto of "Live Indubiously," meaning living life without doubt and fear and a full respect for all things, good and bad. "Our mission is to reconnect the people of the world with rightful living, rightful speaking through teaching the everlasting blessings of service to humanity, of service to our higher purpose and higher selves. Our gift is music - and through our music we wish to speak the truth in an effort to inspire others to do the same, to change the vibration of our planet and help others express the true loving nature within us all." says Spencer.
The Indubious boys claim the circumstances in their lives have made them who they are today and they would not change anything; that everything is a blessing. "We have always felt that that the best outlet for our message would be through music and to see this all materializing for us is more than we ever could have asked for," says Evan. "If we could help just one person through our music then it would all be worthwhile but to see the response that we are getting and the potential impact we could have on the world is leaving us amazed and humbled." Through their record label and humanitarian effort, Righteous Sound Productions, the boys from Indubious continue to spread their influence by donating money to local schools, foundations and an array of different organizations and causes with no plan to stop anytime soon. "Life is about giving, so we hope to inspire others to serve mankind as well." says Spencer.
The Indubious crew, along with opening act, Alcyon Massive, will hit the road early spring 2011 on a fully publicized west coast tour promoting the release of their second album, "Cosmic Seed." This highly anticipated followup album to their first release, "Fresh Leaves." is an undeniable powerhouse of a record. Featuring 15 new tracks and some heavyweight guest artists such as the legendary Prezident Brown and Alcyon Massive, "Cosmic Seed" is destined to become a classic. Both albums are available now on itunes, cdbaby, and through their websites.
Hybrid Reggae/Rock band Thrive is pioneering a unique sound in the ever-growing genre of Reggae/Rock music.
In a world where materialistic and careless attitudes prevail, Thrive is carving a positive, new musical niche within multiple musical markets.
"We've worked hard to maintain our originality" says guitarist/vocalist Aaron Borowitz who founded the group in early 2008. "Each Member has such different taste in music and that translates through our sound".
Thrive! is the collaboration of the musical talents of Aaron Borowitz, Kenneth Rogers, Erik Cleveland, Scott Schipper,and Andrew Forgy.
In just two years, they have shared the stage with great performers like: Steel Pulse, Collie Buddz, SOJA, Tribal Seeds, Rootz Underground, Ooklah The Moc, Rebelution, The Dirty Heads, Katchafire, Israel Vibration, Don Carlos, J Boog, Mykal Rose, Third World and countless great bands all over California and Hawaii.
While performing often and keeping good working/tour ethic , Thrive is working to build their fan base, meet other musicians, and branch out into other genres. In addition, they are working with local clothing sponsor "California Roots" who is sponsoring the band. Thrive has also recently signed to Vibes Entertainment Group for booking and management working together with them they plan is to take the music to the next level.
2011 is projected to be a great year for Thrive! as they have several regional tours in the works as well as the release of their first full length album "Gratitude Attitude". The new album was released October 14th 2010 and peaked at #4 on iTunes top Reggae charts.
Thrive! is Currently touring in support of their new album and gearing up to branch into new areas
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