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Safety Orange / Press

“From beginning to end, Safety Orange was everything that we hoped for our college venue. From an administrative viewpoint, the band members were courteous, reliable, and fully sensitive to situational necessities. From an audience perspective, Safety Orange maintained a high energy performance that pleased a diverse audience. They engaged directly with the audience, displayed a tremendous sense of showmanship, and the band collectively displays a tremendous sense of humor that was greatly appreciated by everyone. The members of the Student Activities Council immediately spoke of their desire to bring Safety Orange back to the campus in the future. Thank you, Safety Orange!”

“Safety Orange has become a sound staple here in SoCal. The latest Safety Orange Release "State of Where I am" is chock-full of that perfect SoCal positive vibe. It starts right off the bat with "Radio" Greg's mesmerizing guitar chords completely sets the tone for what is to come next. The albums title song "State of Where I am" defines that "there's no place like home" feeling, and lets you know exactly where the bands state of mind was when they wrote this song. There are a couple standouts for me. "Just Like Heaven" taking a classic Cure song, and turning it into what I'm sure they never intended, a beachy raggae-esque chill song. Love it guys....Then of coarse there's the mashing of old with new school in "Hotel What Ever You Like" how can you go wrong with the Eagles and Patron on ice. Sol Turpin lead vox/bass, Greg Karlo guitar/vox, and Jessie "Tato" Tate on drums created an album with that perfect "Beach Rock" vibe, that enable you to escape, if only for a while. I really enjoyed”

“Hot 100 live unsigned artists of 2013”

“Congratulations! You have been nominated for a 2013 San Diego Music Award: Best Rock Album - State Of Where I am”

“Safety Orange will premiere their third full-length, State of Where I Am, on June 22 at the El Cajon Grand. “Me and Greg [Karlo, guitarist] used to play in a Cure tribute band together, so, of course, we’ll be doing a Cure cover,” says singer/bassist Sol Turpin.”

“You guys were awesome and hopefully we will have another date that we can have you all out”

“Thanks for traveling all the way to Elk Grove, CA for a rockin' show. Your performance reinforced why the Cosumnes Community Services District’s Hot Summer Nights Concert Series remains Elk Grove's "Best Place for Live Music." The crowd loved you! Safety Orange is truly a class act and a pleasure to work with. Come back to NorCal soon!”

““I’m here to see Latin Fuze and Safety Orange,” said Garcia. “I love their (Safety Orange) Sublime music, their 311 and all their feel good music.””

“Throughout the day, “the three most popular bands that we’ve had so far will be playing,” he said. Safety Orange from San Diego, Bigjoywow from Yuma and the local band Latin Fuse will be playing this year, Hoffman said. “The first band will fire up at 9:30 a.m. and the last band will leave the stage at 3 p.m.,” he said.”

“There’s a contentment to Sol Turpin as he talks about Safety Orange. The front-man and founder of the SoCal beach rock/ska/punk/reggae band that began 15 years ago said the San Diego-based outfit just wrapped up its most successful year to date. The trio also is finishing up their third full-length album slated for release in late January or early February on their own record label, Wabasa Records, which is Turpin’s middle name. And the band — original guitarist/vocalist Greg Karlo, original drummer/vocalist Eric Rockwell, who alternates duties these days with drummer Los Perez, and bassist/vocalist Turpin — has the luxury of doing everything on their own time table and terms. Aside from having a booking agent through Variety Artists, which also manages bands like 311 and Incubus, Safety Orange does everything itself — recording, advertising, marketing. And they offer their music free of charge online.”

“HUGE THANKS!! I think that all involved agree…last night was a HUGE SUCCESS! Many thanks for your support and for being a part of a VERY exciting time for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation! Last night was the first of many celebrations we will have on the road to the Sochi 2014 Olympics and we are thrilled you were on board! GREAT MUSIC….you guys are truly talented and so NICE!! Best, Kate P.S. Thanks for the Jagermeister and the pizza!”

Kate Berman - Fundraising Event Director - Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation

“Hi Safety Orange, It was my pleasure to add "State Of Where I Am" to my Internet radio playlist (playing independent music commercial-free 24x7) and introduce it on my weekly program found at http://indiemusicsampler.com/2011/08/05/ims-248/ Weekends on my radio stream, I play full albums as another way to showcase artists. If you have an album (minimum 20 minutes), clean, melody-driven album you'd like me to evaluate, feel free to send it to me or point me to a download. Thank you for sharing your music and I hope this exposure on the podcast, and the continued exposure on the radio stream is of benefit to you. Blessings, Paul”

“diiiigin it! will play it tonight! -Rowley”

“When Pacific Beach artist Krystal Dyer steps to her easel, and the band plugs in, the prospect of watching paint dry suddenly seems a lot more palatable. The South Jersey native moved to San Diego two years ago for a job in video game animation, and began toting her canvas, colors and brushes to live music venues for inspiration, creating volumes of vibrant art as local bands such as Safety Orange, Ease Up, Boom Culture, Sunny Rude and others jammed.”

“Winter weather got you down? Okay, so it probably hasn't, but who couldn't use a dose of sunshine? That's what the boys of Safety Orange hope to bring from Southern California. Named after a surfboard, the group has gained some recognition in San Diego for their original reggae/ska tunes, as well as their covers of surfer favorites like Sublime, Slightly Stoopid and 311. At their show tonight, patrons should expect a lot of covers, especially from Sublime, said Sol, the band's singer and bassist. Previously, Sol was the bassist with 40 oz to Freedom, one of the most recognized Sublime cover bands. They'll also play their own reggae take on '80s classics by The Clash and The Police. Safety Orange will play Saltwater Cowboy tonight and tomorrow night. The show starts at 10 p.m.”

“Sol you guys were the best! I’m so happy you guys came aboard to play for us. We’ve never had such great reaction from our club seat holders! I’ll keep you posted on playoffs and see if you guys are interested if we get any additional games. Thank you again for playing. You guys are awesome!”

“Bassist Sol Turpin has now been nominated twice in the “Best Tribute Band” category with the Sublime tribute act of 40 Oz. To Freedom and the Cure tribute combo The Cured, though he recently left both to concentrate on his own band, Safety Orange. Turpin also performed at the awards ceremony in 2002, backing his younger sisters, Anna and Lindsey Troy. “The [San Diego] Music Awards? They’re a good thing,” Turpin said. “It lets people know that some of the bigger bands out there are from here, and helps newer groups get noticed. It adds hype to the scene — in a good way — putting extra focus on the musicians from the area. It can’t hurt. Read more: San Diego Community News Group - OB Point Loma performers may score huge in SD Music Awards”

“Turpin really lets loose. The difference is that in this case he’s playing his own music, a radio-friendly mix of new wave and pop punk. Fans of either category approve, but if you like tunes that have equal parts adrenaline and melody, you’ll want to hear Safety Orange.”

“Dear Sol, Thank you so much for your participation in the 2010 Rock'n'Roll San Diego Marathon. This event could not have been the enormous success that it was without Safety Orange's enthusiastic and delightful performance. We had 30,000 runners and record numbers of spectators plus tons of positive feedback from the racing community regarding the music.”

“San Diego’s Safety Orange has been making a mark on the surf, rock, reggae genre and filling up rooms with good times and good music for over 6 years! 2010 finds them continuing to expand their fanbase with a rejuvenated sound and sense of what they are supposed to be doing. Avid surfers themselves, the sound is reggae rock beach lifestyle oriented mixing high-energy guitar riffs with downtempo reggae rhythms. They have two albums and performances at everything from X Games to opening slots with Sprung Monkey, Blink 182, and Buck o Nine. Following the path of the digital music age, they will be releasing singles throughout the year featuring multiple remixes of each song from some of the top names in the music game. Don’t miss their incredible live show! You will not be disappointed! Record Label: Wabasa Records/ Jackhammer Movement It’s like…Windansea at 4-5ft and glassy. Classic. For more info check out: www.myspace.com/safetyorange”

“You guys were great! Thanks for coming out and performing along the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon course! Have a great summer:) Rock On!”

Amber & Erin - San Diego Rock 'N' Roll Marthon

"Safety Orange was a huge hit! Crowd loved them, we loved them"

“Safety Orange came surfing in like a whirlwind of catchy poppunk, cleverly ironic lyrics and upbeat reggae party vibes - and left us all wet, wild and wondering where the waves of mad surfrock came from”

“I love your cd! We need to get you to Vegas to play sometime!"”

“Sol Turpin (with bass), lead singer of the band Safety Orange, hopped off the stage to run along with runners down Ingraham Street.”

“Troll Rock. You just gotta love the Troll Rock. Very catchy songs on an impressive debut release. Several stand-out songs with a bit more potential than the average band.”

“GOOD WORKS - Brendan Borek Family Volume 3 CD. - The benefit CD is a grassroots music initiative that benefits a non-profit pediatric cancer fund (The Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund) in NJ that looks after children and families dealing with pediatric cancer...”

“Safety Orange has made it to the big screen -- sort of. San Diego's own has been set up with eight shows from the IMAXTheater at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. Thegroup will play before the movie Ultimate X...”

“Safety Orange lead vocalist Sol Turpin admits to surfing and skating but as for some of the gravity-defying stunts showcased in "Ultimate X," the IMAX tribute to the extreme sports-flavored X Games, he will gladly take a front row seat – and listen to his band’s music on the film’s soundtrack.”