IrieFuse is a collection of long-time friends and fresh talent homegrown in the hills of Marin County, California. Originally formed as Counter Culture in 2011, they hit the scene hard with a flood of live shows and numerous festival appearances - refusing to let their music go unheard. They have gained recognition rapidly, packing the local bars and music venues repeatedly. The young group has become a favorite performer in the California State Universitiy system and in local concert series circuits. Popular touring artists, venues and agents love IrieFuse. They consistently bring positive energy and liven up the crowd everywhere they go, as evidenced by their frequent local media attention.
Performing as IrieFuse since early 2013, they have successfully toured the US West Coast, winning over the hearts of promoters and new fans at every stop. Their aggressive performace schedule and alluring energy earned them a legitamate #1 spot on the local reggae charts. They have directly supported artists such as The English Beat, Richie Spice, Junior Kelly, Anthony B, Junior Ried, Natural Black, Prestige, Mystic Roots, and are currently the backing band for a 3x award-winning Brazilian reggae artist, Ras Indio.
The grooves of IrieFuse are influenced by bands such as Sublime, Rebelution, Iration, Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth and of course, the reggae legends Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and more. Their debut EP, Sun is Rising, released July 26, 2013 and is available now on all major music sites.