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Tribal Theory / Bio

Tribal Theory of San Diego, California has established them selves as the originals of Urban Reggae. Continuously producing fresh musical compositions that are undeniable masterpieces. Formed in 2005, Tribal Theory’s signature is the fusion of their Pacific Island culture with the feel good vibes of Reggae, grittiness of Urban Ska, and the soulful harmonies of R&B. This hybrid sound has the depth and versatility to span across many different genres including Reggae, Island Reggae, R&B, Alternative, Roots, and World music.

Tribal Theory is bringing that “west coast cool” vibe around the world. Headlining concerts all across Hawaii, the Polynesian Islands, and the tip of Eastern Asia. Over the years, the band has gained the respect of numerous music legends. Performing alongside artists such as Steel Pulse, Barrington Levy, The Wailing Souls, Fiji, SOJA, Collie Buddz, Katchafire, Common Kings, The Green, and J Boog; to name a few.
Recently, Tribal Theory has been taking the Reggae world by storm. Releasing three albums in three years: Cali Love, Hell of A Night, and Tribal Theory (self titled). As well as receiving "Best World Music Album of Year 2013" at San Diego Music Awards. Winners of Orange County Mai Tai Rumble 2013 and champions of VANS Warped Tour Battle of The Bands 2011.

Tribal Theory, it’s not just music, it's a lifestyle.

Nico Tuliesu - Vocals
Ku Hawkins - Vocals
Peter Cruz - Guitar
Rudy Duenas - Bass
Benjah Guzman - Keyboards

Tribal Theory pulls inspiration from their Polynesian roots and musical celebrities such as Bob Marley, Sublime, Steel Pulse, The Wailing Souls, Barrington Levy, Fiji, and John Legend. As well as the popular works of Sean Paul, Ziggy Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Rebelution, Iration, Rebel Soujahz, SDIB, and Island Irie.

General Info

Band Members
Peter Cruz - Guitar/Vocals, Nico Tuliesu - Vocals, Rudy "Rude Boy" Duenas - Bass, Benjah Guzman - Keyboard
Artist Name
Tribal Theory
Profile Page
Active Since
Reggae / Ska / Pop

Contact Info

San Diego, CA
Jared Hamilton & KT Hendrickson

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