Fortunate Youth, Simpkin Project, BSIDE PLAYERS

Fortunate Youth

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.
In 2011 they supported Tribal Seeds on their nationwide Tribal Youth Tour to spread their conscious music to the nation. F.Y. linked up The Green, from Hawaii, for a Midwest/Westcoast run before jumping back in the studio to record. They have hit the masses promoting only their 6-song EP titled "Up-Lifted EP" and just released their full-length album, "IRIE STATE OF MIND" on July 1, 2011. Fortunate Youth will also be touring very heavily through 2011 including a Naitonwide CD Release Summer Tour.

Upon Releasing their full-length album they quickly rose to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and also locked in a #13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. Receiving great praise for early success Fortunate Youth strives to spread their interpretation of Reggae music to Music Lovers worldwide.

They have had the honor to share the stage with bands such as Groundation, Toots & The Maytals, The Green, The Wailers, Katchafire, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, Pepper, Dirty Heads, Natural Vibrations, Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Sashamon.

Simpkin Project

Established in 2003, The Simpkin Project is a high energy reggae band from Huntington Beach, California with its own unique version of Jamaica's most culturally celebrated music, reggae. Whether in L.A. Orange County or San Diego, The Simpkin Project has been captivating audiences one by one with their thumping drum and bass lines, powerful guitars rhythms, thick keyboards, striking vocal harmonies and positive message. Their dedication and respect of reggae music is both scene and heard through their non-stop, enthusiastic live performances, songwriting style and studio recordings. The Simpkin Project's set list features a large variety of original reggae music combined with an endless amount of classic roots cover material to honor reggae music's most legendary artists, and to ensure that every audience member enjoys the show.

Over these past years, The Simpkin Project has had the opportunity to perform at a number of Southern California live music venues including: The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, The Blue Café in both Huntington and Long beach, The Galaxy Theatre in Costa Mesa, Gallagher's Pub in Huntington Beach, St. Rocke's in Hermosa Beach, Winston's in Ocean Beach San Diego, Mozambique in Laguna Beach and even the University of California in San Diego. Moreover, they have been fortunate enough to share the stage with many of today's legendary and contemporary reggae artists such as: Steel Pulse, The Abyssinians, Midnite, Bambu Station, Don Carlos, URoy, Cornell Campbell, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Rebelution, International Farmers John Brown's Body, and S.O.J.A. With two full length studio albums already under their belts, The Simpkin Project now looks forward to their third full length album scheduled for release in 2009

The mission statement of The Simpkin Project is simple; "Provide quality professional grade entertainment and make certain that everyone involved, from staff to management, vendors and fans, has an electric and unforgettable experience while staying true to the positive messages and styles of reggae music".

"We love reggae music period. It is what we were all raised on. Strictly roots, rock, reggae. What other genre of music exists solely as the vehicle that carries with it messages of peace, positive vibes, respect, love, empowerment, and spiritualism?"

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