Beyond Rhythm / Bio

Riding along the pulsating rhythms thru the modern times unto a place beyond the ancient vibes into the sweet, soulful melodies known as Beyond Rhythm. In the summer of 2000 out of Riverside California with a deep love for Reggae, Dub, & Ska music, the inspiration was given to come together and form this original band with a positive sound. Building & evolving off the influential vibrations of the roots music of Jamaica & soulful sounds of the states, represents a unique style of roots reggae led by front man Benjamin Cook (BJah). The band's live show displays the talent of the group & the dynamic energy from live dub to mixes of dancehall & ska that captivate audiences. For over a decade now the five piece has performed at various venues & festivals in California while having the pleasure of sharing the stage w/ some of the great pioneers of reggae music such as - the Wailing Souls, Inner Circle, Yellowman, Pato Banton, Yami Bolo, Sister Carol, Frankie Paul, Elephant Man, Garth Dennis, Black Uhuru, Big Mountain, Rankin Joe, The Untouchables, & The Aggrolites to name thru out the years. In 2004 the band released the song "Backfire" featured on the Hen House Studios compilation & are currently working on the highly anticipated debut ep release. With respect to those who have paved the way, the band is on a mission continuing to inspire with music. Creating conscious songs of universal love, moving the people in the dance, speaking as a voice of unity for this generation, standing for equal rights & justice while delivering the message that goes Beyond the Rhythm...

General Info

Band Members
Benjamin Cook (BJah)- Lead Vocals, Will Cannel-Keys, Chang-Lead Guitar, Drums- Randy Ramirez, I Sef- Bass
Artist Name
Beyond Rhythm
Profile Page
Active Since
Reggae / Roots Music / Ska

Contact Info

Riverside, CA
Benjamin Cook

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