Reggae Rise Up Presents
The Bless Up with Iration (FL)
Fortunate Youth, Inner Circle, Through the Roots
200 1st Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
6:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
Watch & Listen
Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA. A deep-rooted reggae influence is fused with elements of rock and pop to create smooth original sounds – “We’re all about luv”, states the band. The group is made up of members Joseph Dickens (Drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Adam Taylor (Bass), and Micah Brown (Guitar/Vocals). All of the members of Iration met while growing up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, CA - the exception being Micah Brown who officially joined the group in 2014.
The group released their most recent work, the Hotting Up album, in summer of 2015. Iration has been touring nationally since 2006, performing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Hangout and Bottlerock. These Hawaiian-bred musicians look forward to spreading their original sound and Aloha spirit all the while never forgetting to get a surf in when possible.
Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay Reggae stand-outs. Rising from various bands, they've created a phenomenal 7-piece masterpiece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. Combining rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos, and heavy keys separates Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream Reggae band. With their high energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan. Fortunate Youth's objective is to ensure a performance that leaves you feeling euphoric and curious of what might happen at the next show.
Consisted of brothers Roger Lewis and Ian Lewis on guitar and bass (together with different backing players also known as the Fatman Riddim Section), Bernard "Touter" Harvey on keyboards and lead singer Jacob Miller were responsible for the international successful career of Inner Circle with the pro Weed / anti cocaine hymn "Mary Mary" and the Island Gold Album "Everything Is Great" in late 1979 / early 1980.
After the untimely death of the legendary Jacob Miller in May 1980, the group lost its Island Records contract and had a commercial drought for more than a decade before hitting big time again with the summer smash hit "Sweat (A La La La La Long)" (1993) and the title track for the Hollywood movie "Bad Boys" with then Lead Singer Calton Coffie.