Date and Time
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 at 7:00pm
Natural Vibrations, Kava Kreation, KUSH COUNTY, Motherland Soul Natural Vibrations Natural Vibrations (sometimes affectionately called "Natty Vibes"), is the Pacific's premiere reggae band. And they just released their long-awaited and highly anticipated 6th full-length album, titled Got This Music. The project, their first full-length release in five years, is produced by Imua Garza and Brett Ortone, the same production team responsible for blockbuster hit titles by Rebel Souljahz and Kolohe Kai. A veteran of the Pacific reggae scene for over 15 years, Natural Vibrations has been repeatedly praised by critics for their straight- ahead, no-holds-barred pop/rock/reggae musical style and their dynamic and energetic live concert performances. With its winning combination of the classic Natural Vibrations sound and an edgy, modern production style, Got This Music solidifies Natural Vibrations place at the top of the reggae ladder. Being Hawaii's top party and dance band, it is only appropriate that the new Natty Vibes album lead off with the hot track "Party & Dance", a hard-driving song about the joys of just letting go in the clubs after a long week of working, complete with blistering lead guitar solos throughout. It is followed by the title track, "Got This Music", a catchy reggae song sung by bass player Jehua Evans with its message of the positive healing power of music. Lead singer Peni Pua'auli's daughter, Quela Pua'auli–Puahi, is featured on a duet with her father on the song "Don't Worry", a solid mainstream reggae song in the classic Natural Vibrations vein, that is already garnering significant airplay on many top island music stations. Guitarist Wayne Enos' song compositions include the longing "Anxiously Waiting", a medium-tempo track about anticipating a pleasurable relationship; and the tracks "Can't Stop", and "The Vibes", both featuring guest 2Boi on the mic. Papa T from B.E.T. is featured on two of Peni's tracks, the upbeat "Are You Ready?" and the pro-ganja dancehall track "Sensi Nation". One of the song highlights of the Got This Music album is "Sound So Easy" featuring a blazing sax solo from Simplisity's Andy Sexton, one of Natural Vibrations early influences. Kava Kreation Kava Kreation is a musical band of brothers soulfully uniting to spread the word of Peace, Love & Equality through their Island Style Riddimz. Originating from the Islands of Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, and New Zealand just to name a few, their 3 part harmonies and addictive musical transitions continues to blaze stages. On lead vocals, Keola who stems from a long history of musical roots. Included in the vocal front 3 are Lacc who has a smooth RnB/Roots flavor of New Zealand, and a seasoned veteran Preston of Samoa. Take this 3 part harmony and mix it with the back line which includes John on Keys, Drum Master Josh Moore, Rhythm Guitarist Preston Hauck, Bassist Bobbs of Saipan and Lead Guitar Marcus Ketron and you are sure to experience unforgettable musical arrangements that can only be brought to you by KAVA KREATION! KUSH COUNTY Kush County's origins are rooted in the state of Hawaii. It all started out with Kanikapila sessions on the local beaches, where Gino (aka Chucky) and Robert grew up and formed a friendship that would grow and move throughout the years. To them it was just playing the uke, singing, and feeling the aloha vibration that only Hawaii could bring. The natural laid back atmosphere, and reggae on the radio became the foundation of their lifestyle. Fast forward to the year 1998 they met a guy name Tim (guitarist). He entered the scene with a rock and roll background, and was was new to Arizona. Everyone now lived in Maricopa, regular jobs, ordinary people. It was all soon to change. New musicians entered the scene. Nicole, (singer) Charlie, (singer) Mic, (Drummer) and Jared (baseman). There were others also, but unfortunately they could not stand the test of time . In 1999 they formed their first official band called Island Flava. They had limited success due to the daily grind of life and family and the plain ol hardships of keeping a band together. Eventually, original songs started getting written. One of which songs is featured on You tube under Island Flava called "Reggae Music". It was a time of transition, and experimentation and outright fun. Island Flava played small gigs, and mostly toured locally. A highlight of their accomplishments was a cover of "I don't want to dance" by Eddie Grant. it had over 17,000 views on YouTube. After a few years Island Flava got into some considerable drama , and the band was torn apart. Robert, the frontman of the band, had to move to Michigan. Mic and Charlie left and moved to Hawaii. Everyone started doing their own thing, except Tim and Nicole. They were determined to to keep the band together. With everyone gone the only natural thing to do was change the name. Kush County was born in 2008. With more ambition then music, they set out to redefine who they were. They went to the studio and wrote 5 songs. It took over a year and with different musicians everywhere on all the tracks, and was finally released in 2010. Robert moved back into town, after trying his time in Michigan. Gino rejoined and Tony had become the new lead guitar. Jared had switched to playing drums or guitar. Nicole learned how to play uke and Tim playing whatever part was needed. Then the band found Jonny a new and current Drummer. Tempe wanted more, Arizona wanted more, and they got it. They started promoting their "Demo" album EP and haven't looked back. With a bright future ahead of them they are hitting the road hard. You'll find them in the Phoenix area and surrounding cities, but don't be surprised if you see them in your neighborhood. Who knows, you'll probably hear them on your radio.