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Formed in 2007, THE BEAT HORIZON combines diverse musical influences to create a unique, high-energy sound. Funk, soul, reggae, ska, hip-hop, latin, afrobeat and straight ahead rock & roll all find their way into the mix. The core of the band is made up of performing veterans Dave Butts, Greg Goodwin, Jya Marie, Tim Myers, Jojo Calavera, and Charles Key though frequently the lineup expands for live performances to include percussion, a full horn section, and multiple vocalists. The band performs in clubs/venues throughout the northeast United States, and calls Portland, ME their home. Danceable grooves and themes of social awareness/unity are a common thread throughout their original music, and feature heavily on their two album releases, "Gotta Come Together!" (2008) and "Through the Door" (2013). Whether sharing a large stage with a national touring act, or packed into an intimate club, THE BEAT HORIZON never fails to get a crowd on its feet and moving.
Drawing on the legacy of performing, members of The Beat Horizon have played and shared the stage with such greats as: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Culture, Toots and the Maytals, Black Uhuru, Wyclef Jean, The English Beat, Burning Spear, De La Soul, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Wailers, Bruce Hornsby, Melisa Etheridge, The Skatalities and Yellowman.
Featured Past Shows and Festivals:
2014 Neighbor Helping Neighbor Festival, Bath, ME
2014 Mid Coast Music Festival, Damariscotta, ME
2013 Port City Music Hall (w Toubab Krewe)
2013 Port City Music Hall (w/ Orgone)
2012 State Theater (w/Michael Franti and Spearhead), Portland, ME
2012 Riverfest, Boston, MA
2012 Port City Music Hall (w/The Skatalites), Portland, ME
2012 Church (w/Wondermics, Miss Fairchild), Boston, MA
2012 Port City Music Hall (w/The English Beat), Portland, ME
2011 WCSH CH 6 Show "207", Portland, ME
2011 Great Salt Bay Music Festival, Damariscotta, ME
2011 WXGR Dolphin Striker, Portsmouth, NH
2010 Middle East Downstairs (w/Bim Skala Bim), Cambridge, MA
2010 DRA Reggae Festival (w/Inner Visions), Damariscotta, ME
2010 Port City Music Hall (w/Ozomatli), Portland, ME
2010 State Theater Open House, Portland, ME
2009 Wallow in Clay Hallow, Piermont, NH
2009 Asylum (w/Lee Scratch Perry), Portland, ME
2008 ValhallFest, Poland, ME