Spawnbreezie

Spawnbreezie

Gonzo, Vibrant Heights

Fri, April 28, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$18.00

This event is 21 and over

This is a General Admission ticket. It does not guarantee seating.

For seating upgrades, please call 310-372-0035

Spawnbreezie
Spawnbreezie
As a young boy, Spawnbreezie grew up listening to his father make music. Whether rehearsing in the garage or on stage at performances. Music was just as much an influence to him as his father was. So much in fact that he learned to play drums and piano before entering grade school. Curious and excited about his life's involvement with music, at 16 years of age he learned to play the guitar and eventually acquired skills of a bassist. Spawnbreezie then realized that at a young age, music was not only a talent but a passion that now became his life. At age 17, Spawnbreezie made a commitment to his love and talent to pursue a career of music. With the combinations of island music, roots reggae, r & b, and hip-hop, Spawnbreezie has crafted a new kind of sound. Combining the percussions of hip-hop, the skank of reggae and the vocals of the Island music, he calls it, "Island Hip Hop". In 2002, Spawnbreezie and his family formed a band called, "Le Atalua Breeze Band". Being a part of the Breeze Band, he thought it was only fair to represent them wherever his music took him. At that time he was going by the stage name of "Spawn" and was in the making of his solo debut album. In 2005, Spawn began his solo career and pursued it with great leaps of faith. In transition of leaving "Le Atalua Breeze Band" to becoming a solo artist, he took the word "Breeze" with him in this new journey and introduced himself as Spawnbreezie.

In 2008, Spawnbreezie released his first solo album called "Independent Soldiers". In 2009, he released his sophomore album titled "Welcome to Zion". The sound of Island hip-hop began to grow, gaining the attention of the people and radio stations across the South Pacific. It was clear at that point that Spawnbreezie had an opportunity to voice his music to a forum of listeners.

He took advantage of the forum and talked about the trials that he faced as a person and an artist. He expressed his emotions through his music and wrote about his life experiences. With the chance to voice his experiences in this industry, he released his 3rd album "Dear Billy" with the smash hit "Oh My Goodness" and YouTube hit "Don't Let Go" with over 1 million views each. But those are just some of many fan favorites. This album has allowed Spawnbreezie to enter into new territories in his career, not only is he opening up the eyes of music lovers everywhere, but also their ears and hearts. With upcoming albums he is sure to propel this not only himself into superstardom but also bring much need attention to the whole Island reggae genre and positive music as a whole.
Gonzo
Gonzo
Out of the South Bay Los Angeles area comes a solo artist with a smooth and soulful style all his own. Gonzo, born Ryan Gonzalez, blends a wide variety of musical influences and love-inspired messages to create a unique sound he refers to as “Roots-Reggae-Soul.” Within the last few years, his talent has been widely recognized on several levels within the reggae community, opening incredible opportunities for the roots musician still in the young stages of his career.

Best known for having a suave approach to delivering lyrics expressing his love of women and good ganja, Gonzo’s musical roots run back to when he was just a child. Inspired by his father’s encouragement to become a musical artist at a young age, Gonzo grew up in a household listening to Motown, Classic Rock, Oldies, Salsa, R&B, and Soul. At the age of fifteen he began playing guitar, adding another element in his musical journey. The young musician soon linked up with some high school friends to form his first band, now widely known as Fortunate Youth.

On July 1st, 2011, Fortunate Youth released their debut album, Irie State of Mind, with Gonzo as the lead guitarist and one of two lead vocalists. After two national tours in support of the album, Gonzo parted ways with FY to embark on his solo career. The newly independent artist wasted no time making a name for himself and in December of 2012, Gonzo delivered his first full-length album, Rocksteady, to the masses.

With Beyond I Sight as his “go-to” backing band, Gonzo immediately hit the road to promote his debut solo effort. Soon after, San Diego’s Tribal Seeds offered him the position of lead guitarist and back up vocalist for the highly respected band touring year-round out of Southern California. Following a few nationwide tours alongside Tribal Seeds, several solo shows up and down the west coast with Beyond I Sight, and his own set at the annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival in 2014, Gonzo released his second full-length as an independent artist.

His sophomore album, Red, was officially released on June 3rd, 2014, and hit #6 on the Billboard reggae charts. Red and Rocksteady were both produced at Imperial Sound Recording Studio by fellow roots musician and Tribal Seeds member, E.N Young. Released under E.N’s Roots Musician Records label, the albums both reached #1 in the iTunes reggae category and continue to be a great representation of Gonzo’s talent as an independent artist. Gonzo’s solo act made its nationwide debut on the Representing Fall Tour 2014 as he doubled up with an opening solo set backed by Beyond I Sight and finishing off each night showcasing his top-level guitar skills on stage with Tribal Seeds.

To this day, Gonzo continues to tour relentlessly around the nation with Tribal Seeds while seeking any opportunities to showcase his solo talent when his busy schedule allows. Most recently, he has been invited out to the Hawaiian Islands for a run of shows with island natives, Inna Vision and The Steppas. He also just premiered the music video for “Runnin’” off the Red album.

One of the most sought out independent artists in the reggae scene, Gonzo has collaborated and written hit songs with Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth, E.N Young, Leilani Wolfgramm, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Sono Vero and more. The young musician has already accomplished many great things in his short career and plans to stay non-stop for as long as his talent allows. Make sure to catch Gonzo coming to a city near you!
Vibrant Heights
Vibrant Heights
n 2013, Los Angeles natives and brothers, Carlos "Conga-Los" Barron and Alejandro “Fish” Barron, contemplated the start of a new musical journey together. With Carlos in the midst of retiring from his current latin ska band of nearly ten years and Fish freshly graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in Jazz Studies, the two agreed to form a new group with reggae at it’s core. At that moment, the Vibrant Heights movement began. Jorge “Chino” Sanchez joined the band on guitar early on, contributing his many years of performing in Afro­Beat and reggae bands, forming the three original members remaining in the band today.

Through the course of two years, the band grew into an 8-piece band. Adam and Ian both having graduated in jazz trumpet and saxophone, respectively, add a unique touch to the melodic and harmonic structure seldom heard in reggae. Kent “Hot Pocket” Ryan brings a more traditional reggae drumming style incorporating a gospel and rock style that further transformed the band’s tone. Jeremiah’s soul, RnB and island vocal style brings a contrasting, yet complimentary, touch to the strong instrumentation that backs it. The Vibrant Heights sound was solidified with the joining of Ruben “Jigga” Pinto-­Castillo as the official sound engineer.

In late 2015, Vibrant Heights recorded their first 5-song EP, Against the Current. The album was recorded at Victory House Studios by engineer and fellow musician, Cameron Tyler, and included a feature from Nathan Feinstein of reggae group, Iya Terra. In January 12, 2016, Against the Current was officially released world­wide. Following its release, Vibrant Heights began performing extensively and shared the stage with numerous artists in the reggae, rap, and hip-hop scene, including Spawnbreezie, Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, Iakopo, Murs, MC Supernatural, Kimmie, Sammy J, Leilani Wolfgramm, Tenelle, Gonzo of Tribal Seeds, Dan Kelly of Fortunate Youth, CRSB and many more.

Vibrant Heights developed and introduced a sound to the reggae and hip-hop scene that can only be described as "SoulCal Reggae". Follow them through your favorite social media outlet to learn more.
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com