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Pato Banton Biography
A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten.Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience. Pato dialogues with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun! The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback Pato receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever. Sometimes Pato invites his fans to join him in a prayer circle after the show, where some have cried while sharing their stories of contemplated suicide, isolation after losing a loved one, struggles with substance abuse and how their personal connection with Pato has given them the strength to “Stay Positive” & “Never Give In.”The following Pato Banton story charts his rise from the most disadvantaged of circumstances in his youth, through a long and successful career as a world renowned reggae legend, back to his roots with a commitment to work for the benefit of young people in his community, and finally on a mission to spread the “Good News” & “Positive Vibrations” to the “Now Generation”.
Shoreline Rootz Biography
With crisp horn lines, female backing vocals, driving keyboard and percussive syncopation, ten piece reggae/rock group Shoreline Rootz is one of Belly Up's favorite San Diego bands! Influenced greatly by the Jamaican Reggae artists of the 1970’s and 80’s, lead vocalist & prolific songwriter, Ryan Thorpes brings the Message of Peace and Personal Empowerment through the microphone with his unique rasp and smokey stylings. Shoreline Rootz’ have shared the stage with international acts like Israel Vibration, Lee'Scratch' Perry, Collie Buddz and Katchafire and they have probably been your favorite act at your favorite SD festival or event.