Spiritual Rez / Bio

There is nothing more mind-bending than diverse sounds and omni-present textures…the music that changes your mind and your soul. The Spiritual Rez reggae dance experience is an unabashed display of musical virtuosity. When paired with a deep, sub-sonic groove and powerful heart felt vocalization; crowds are left dancing and screaming for more. Over the past 8 years, these six men have relentlessly toured the country to share their music and appreciation of the arts. Rooted in rock, reggae, and funk; their diversity exemplifies their love and desire to put on a live experience that will not only cut to your core, but also ignite the inner flame that exists in us all. A constant festival favorite, The Rez can shake a stage like a psychedelic dance earthquake. Evoking their personal power animals, they fearlessly forge into the musically unknown, creating a masterpiece every performance. It's this power, this creative desire, that has fans traveling across the nation to experience this raw and intoxicating display of musical bliss.

The Boston-based band has been described by Tampa music venue Skipper’s Smokehouse as having “the ferocious live energy and bombast of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and PFunk to their own blending chill island grooves with raucous urban tribal vibes.” Winners of a Boston Music Award for Best World Music Act and Alumni of the prestigious Berklee College of Music: the band provides a unique blend of Reggae, Funk, Afrobeat and Rock to give one of the most energetic live shows around. Independently releasing their self titled debit in 2004 and “Rising in the East” in 2006, the group’s 2011 release “The Nexus” is a reworking of Reggae: With each song giving a new inflection on the style by pairing it with the band’s high-energy flare and organic musicianship.

Rez's newest record in the works, due to release summer 2012, is a concept album entitled, "Apocalypse Whenever." Look out for previews of this 2012 inspired reggae album this summer. Two songs have already dropped and there is more to come!

General Info

Band Members
Toft Willingham, Jesse Shaternick, Ian "Meat" Miller, Bryan House, Kory Stanbury
Artist Name
Spiritual Rez
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Active Since
Reggae / Rock / Funk

Contact Info

Boston, MA
Robert Steinem