“For musical fun and a special meal, consider the New Year’s Eve dinner with Sun Dried Vibes at Fast Lane Bar and Grill in Rock Hill. Tickets cover a four-course meal for two plus live music from this band known for their infectious blue-eyed blend of reggae and rock. Based in Rock Hill, Sun Dried Vibes has opened for a cross section of major acts including 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Movement, SOJA, AWOL Nation, Neon Trees, The Nappy Roots and more. An award-winning band, their signature sound and stage presence emanates from Zach Fowler, vocals/guitar; Evan Tyler, bass guitar; and Alex Winchester, drums.”
“Jamming out of Rock Hill, South Carolina, the trio (Zach Fowler, Evan Tyler and Alex Winchester) has been spreading mellow, earthy grooves since the summer of 2010. Sun-Dried Vibes’ music is heavily influenced by reggae; it has a pop-rock feeling woven in that gives it an easy-going but bright sound. Much like Maryland rockers, Ballyhoo!, Sun-Dried Vibes offers songs with romantic lyrical bases that, combined with a poppy vocal style, has the potential to reach both mainstream and alternative listeners. “What sets Sun-Dried Vibes apart is [the] unique and organic [vocals] and an impeccable rhythm section with amazing energy in Alex Winchester and Evan Tyler,” remarks Zach Fowler. His voice has a smooth, warm quality, and he instantly hooks listeners with his catchy melodies.”
“Selected for "College Radio Day Album: Disc 1" - A National Compilation CD of 2012's 20 Best Live, In-Studio College Radio Station Performances. Most of the tracks on the album are unreleased and therefore very special. Disc 1 features the best music performances in college radio stations across the USA and Disc 2 features many unreleased tracks from known artists who are publically standing with college radio.”
“Voted "Readers Choice: Charlotte, NC's BEST Local Band 2012."”
“Voted "South Carolina's BEST Rock Band in 2012 & 2013"”
"Sun-Dried Vibes is an impressive live band with an excellent first album from top to bottom. I see this band opening for national acts this year and being a national act in 5 years."
"Rock to rowdy reggae with Sun-Dried Vibes - Enter into the rarefied world of rowdy reggae with Sun-Dried Vibes, returning Friday to McHale's on Main in Rock Hill. Touring coast to coast, playing various venues, bars, festivals and showcases to build their following, this talented trio puts a solid groove-driven pop-rock/funk fix on their special brand of reggae... They create a contagious, genre-blending musical surge with a positive party push. Geared to overtake all within earshot, the sound is a sonic tonic, but however mellow and mystical on one hand, it can just as easily surge."
"We are struck by the maturity and musical sensibility that permeates from each song that they perform. Sun-Dried Vibes understand that reggae is perfect music for an imperfect world. They color just enough outside the genre to make it their own."
“The last time we heard from singer and guitarist Zach Fowler, he was at the helm of local pop-rockers The Essentials; after taking a brief hiatus, Fowler is back with a new band name, new bandmates and even a new genre: reggae. Sun-Dried Vibes display a firm grasp on the simple grooves that are a prerequisite for the style on its debut disc Stand, coloring outside the lines enough to make their songs more than just rote regurgitation of roots-rock reggae cliches.”
"With less than a year under their belt as a group, Sun-Dried Vibes does not consist of any newbies when it comes to producing quality music. With a mix of reggae, rock and pop, the mellow grooves of the three-member band will have one feeling like they are listening to the more popular band Rebelution. As they gear up to the release of their first studio album, the Vibes musical choices will only grow along with their fan base."
"For thousands of years, people have sun-dried vegetables to preserve them for leaner times when they would be in need of something to eat; perhaps this Rock Hill reggae-pop act’s name implies that they’re trying to save up the positive vibes they get from the music to preserve the good times for later as well. The trio is led by singer and guitarist Zach Fowler, whose previous band The Essentials was more straightforward pop-rock; this time around, the result is a sunny, groove-filled cornucopia of reggae-rock sounds which recall the lighter moments of Sublime or Passafire."
“Rock Hill's 3-man Sun-Dried Vibes spins an infectious reggae rock that easily brings to the mind Sublime & Rebelution”
"The newest project from recent USC alum Zach Fowler, this Rock Hill-based outfit differs from his previous band The Essentials by going full-tilt reggae-rock, bringing to mind the usual suspects in the genre (Rebelution, Sublime), but also injecting a heavily groove-centric vibe and positive message, one which band seems to accredit to the influence of The Dubber, whose trademark phrase “Give Thanks” gives Sun-Dried Vibes its debut album title. Thankfully, Fowler’s Jason Mraz-style vocals and pop sensibilities still remain intact, only now tied to a newfound sense of musical adventurousness"