J BOOG

J Boog is a man of many influences. The singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, California. Growing up in the rough streets of Compton, the strong sense of tradition and culture that J Boog absorbed from his family was instrumental in his path to stay off the
streets and begin a successful music career.

At the age of four, after hearing his older sister playing the piano, he developed an interest and started watching her and learning about music. Soon, J was singing along to the notes & melodies he heard his sister play. A while later, she brought home a Bob Marley song book. Even at this young age, J knew Bob's name and his music. Upon hearing his sister begin to play, something clicked inside J. He hasn't been the same since.

The first time J Boog performed in front of an audience, he was nine years old. It was a large family reunion at a church and there were about 200 people present. J's mother and sister insisted for him to sing Whitney Houston's "One Moment In Time" and J obliged them. Though he was nervous, it went quite well.

J Boog's music career became serious in 2005, when a couple of brothers from his neighborhood brought him to one of J's favorite artists, George "Fiji" Veikoso". The two began working together immediately and J ended up moving to Hawaii in 2006 to continue developing his craft. After releasing his debut album "Hear Me Roar" in 2007, he joined the musical family Wash House Music Inc, a record label based in Hawaii and San Francisco.
A year later, in 2008, J Boog met Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage and there was an instant chemistry. Gramps was keen on working with J, and set out to make a way. Shortly after, Gramps, J Boog and other Wash House family members were in Jamaica recording in such prestigious places as Bob Marley's "Tuff Gong" Studio, Don Corleone's "Hit Maker", Bobby Digital's "Digital B", Shaggy's "Big Yard", Sugar Minott's "Youth Man Promotion" and more.

The results are apparent when listening to Boog's new music. It is authentic Island Music and genuine Jamaican reggae at the same time. Truly a new and exciting combination. There is a natural theme to Boog's writing: love. It recurs throughout his work and never once seems contrived. When you listen, you will feel he truly knows matters of the heart.

These days Boog is either in a studio, on a stage or catching a flight. Radio interviews have become a daily thing and it's a little overwhelming for the young artist, though he has been smart enough to keep his humility. He has a great sense of humor and an even better sense of reality. He can be overheard saying how blessed he is on a daily basis. It's easy to see why J Boog has been winning over fans when you meet him. He has the right spirit and attitude to carry him to the next level.
J Boog's new album, "Back Yard Boogie" released on September 27th 2011, debuting at #1 on the iTunes & Billboard Reggae Charts. The album features guest performances from the likes of Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, Fiji, Spawn Breezie, Jah Maoli, and Jacob Hemphill of SOJA.

CRSB is a musical duo based out of the San Francisco Bay Area who create their own brand of Island Soul-infused Pop. Consisting of members Chris Ramos and Sonny B., CRSB combines honest and memorable songwriting with a heart right out of the islands.

The group garnered mass attention from the public after they began to release live home videos performing their original compositions. Posted from the personal YouTube account of Ramos, the collection of videos has amassed over three and a half million plays. The group self-released the LP "Eclectivity" in 2009 in response to the demand of their rapidly expanding fan base.

Since than CRSB has accomplished to get 3 #1 Songs and 5 Top 5 Hits on the Hawaiian Radio Waves. WHile in the island, CRSB even made their way to Performing on the Channel 4 ABC Morning News with their Original Music.

CRSB has maintained a consistent performance schedule while also releasing 2 Ground-breaking Projects the "LoveGun EP" and there Self Titled LP "CRSB". The releases has created a unique sound that only CRSB can accomplish; bridging the gap between Island Music and Pop Culture. CRSB's acoustic driven, ukeulele-based songwriting and their polished, Island Pop sound always leaves their audience feeling good and wanting more.

"One of the most respected DJs to grace the Bay Area, Miguel Escobedo has been manning the decks for over two decades, starting in 1987.

In 1997, he landed a gig the Beatlounge (at Club Deco), home to the San Francisco underground turntablism scene home to world renowned DJs Apollo and Shortkut.

He started promoting and produced the event, "Da Joint", where brought a lot of world famous and local DJs to San Francisco. Mr. E has DJed in almost every club in the city and graced Rock the Bells for four years in a row. In addition, he has worked with most of the top promoters and renowned artists, such as True Skool, Massive Selector, Distortion 2 Static, Triple Threat DJs, the Beat Junkies, the Executioners, the Rub, Local 1200, Jah Warrior Hi Fi Shelter, Mos Def, KRS 1, ?uestlove, Grand Master Flash, De la Soul, Big Daddy Kane, Sister Nancy, Collie Buddz, 5th Platoon, Talib Kweli, etc .

In 1999, he opened the restaurant, "Papalote" with his brother, which has garnered much attention recently as they won the culinary battle against the Food Network's Bobby Flay."

- True Skool

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J BOOG with CRSB, Mr. E

Monday, December 30 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The New Parish

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