The roots-reggae band Katchafire teams up with reggae/world artist J Boog for the first of two unforgettable nights at the Belly Up!
J BOOG featuring special guest Aaradhna Biography
Native Californian J Boog has encountered many influences for his reggae/world style music from his experiences growing up in the rough Compton, CA neighborhoods. J Boog developed an interest in music at an early age when he and his older sister simultaneously began singing and playing along to melodies by reggae legend Bob Marley. This initial interest prompted the young artist to start performing in front of small audiences at age nine, a hobby that manifested into a serious career path for J Boog in 2005.
In 2007, J Boog released his debut album "Hear Me Roar" and joined the musical family Wash House Music Inc, a record label with bases in Hawaii and San Francisco. In the year that followed, J Boog began collaborating with artists who helped him define his sound as a musician. Don Corleon, producer of "Let's Do It Again," commended J Boog for his collaborations. In an interview with The Reggae Vibe Corleon explained, "The first time I heard J Boog's voice, I told Gramps Morgan (Dada Son Entertainment) he was a genius for working with him and that I wanted to voice him (J Boog) without a doubt." The results are apparent when listening to Boog's music: an authentic combination of Island Music and genuine Jamaican reggae support the natural theme of love that is present in all of J Boog's writing. When you listen, you will feel that he truly understands matters of the heart.
Katchafire - SOLD OUT Biography
From their humble roots-reggae beginnings in 1997 as a cover band to their current status as troubadours of the Pacific spirit, New Zealand's Katchafire continue to hone their craft as a testament to organic Aotearoa reggae and a tribute to Bob Marley, who inspired both their name and their foundational years. Katchafire is well-acquainted with success - their 2003 debut album Revival went double platinum in New Zealand and was followed with 2005's Slow Burning, an album that quickly earned platinum status. Revered throughout the Pacific for their grounded reggae appeal, Katchafire presents a united spiritual connection between its seven members and the land they come from.
Hot Rain Biography
Capable of moving crowds since the early days of their musical journey, Hot Rain are far from newcomers to Hawaii's island music scene. The band's career launched with a win in a Battle of the Bands competition on the rooftop of a Dave and Busters store; soon after, they won a second competition called the Maitai Rumble in 2005. In the years following, Hot Rain's reputation has grown as they moved to expand their experience levels as a band, taking advantage of opportunities to open for artists like War, Yellow Man, Don Carlos, Eek a Mouse, Maxi Priest, Steel Pulse and Ub40. In addition to playing venues throughout the U.S., Hot Rain have also toured in Japan, Australia, Tonga, American Samoa, Guam and New Zealand.
With deep roots in 808 soil and a strong upbringing in music, George Kakala Taulani (a.k.a. Siaosi) has the makings of a bona fide Urban Island music artist. Finding himself just one of many modern artists with roots in Hawaii, Siaosi differentiates himself by producing feel-good music that pays tribute to the old school styles he grew up with and simultaneously implements the trendy, hip sounds popular today. A natural performer and an all around lover of music, Siaosi is living it up as he pursues a career in the industry he loves most.
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