with The Ries Brothers and For Peace Band
Fri Sep 20
with The Ries Brothers and For Peace Band
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Iya Terra has found a way to take the messages of traditional Roots-Reggae and seamlessly mash them up in a modern version. They have chosen the name Iya Terra, meaning “Higher Ground,” as the launching pad to create positive and conscious music.Buy Tickets
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As the genre of Reggae music is continuously evolving, Los Angeles, California, based Iya Terra has found a way to take the messages of traditional Roots-Reggae and seamlessly mash them up in a today version. The young group of musicians have chosen the name Iya Terra, meaning “Higher Ground,” as the launching pad to create positive, conscious music while spreading messages of anti-establishment, simple living, and a healthy lifestyle. Their modern approach to the music, high-energy performances and full sound add a new dimension to traditional Reggae that appeals to an audience of all ages, opening the doors for them to be labeled as one of today’s leaders in the “New Roots” movement.
Lead guitarist and vocalist, Nathan Feinstein, along with lifelong friend and bassist, Nick Loporchio, began their musical journey to spread a conscious message to the masses while singing songs on the sidewalks of UCLA in the summer of 2013. Since then, the band has gone on to add longtime friends, Luis Tovar on keys and Danny Monar on percussion in the spring of 2014, while also acquiring drummer, Blake Bartz, in the fall. Most recently, the band completed their current lineup with Nick Sefakis joining on rhythm guitar in March of 2015.
The band’s first recorded release consisted of a 6 song self-titled EP that dropped in the spring of 2014. After receiving a great response and several requests to put out more music, Iya Terra released their first full-length album, “Full Circle,” on April 14th, 2015. Produced and engineered by the award winning, JP Hesser, the 10-song album debuted at #4 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #12 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. Recorded at Castaway 7 Studios in Ventura, California, “Full Circle” is host to several special guest appearances by some of the hottest rising stars in the modern Reggae scene.
Iya Terra set sail on their first tour in August 2014 with good friends, Ital Vibes. The “Link Up Tour 2014,” presented by Ozzie of We Should Smoke and constructed solely by Nick and Nathan with no additional management, proved to be a huge success in the next step of the band’s musical voyage. Following the tour, the band sought out guidance under Rude Entertainment Productions and since then, has shown no signs of slowing down. Since acquiring the new management in November of 2014, Iya Terra has been relentlessly playing shows all throughout the Southwest region of the United States while also reaching new areas thanks to generous invites to play several music festivals and joining on multiple tours running along the west coast such as the Kingston City Tour with New Kingston (Brooklyn, NY) and True Press (Monrovia, CA), The Youth Rising Tour with Synrgy (San Diego, CA) and Ital Vibes (Carson, CA), and most recently, a run with Tribal Seeds’ own, Gonzo with Beyond I Sight (Redondo Beach, CA) and White Glove Service (Fresno, CA).
In their brief time together, Iya Terra has also had the honor of sharing the stage with some of today’s biggest Reggae artists, both old and new, such as Barrington Levy, Black Uhuru, Yellow Man, Tarrus Riley, Easy Star All Stars, Alborosie, Ky-Mani Marley, Julian Marley, Marlon Asher, Matisyahu, Common Kings, Proteje, Nahko, Collie Buddz, The Green, Pepper, The Expanders, Arise Roots, House of Shem, Stick Figure, John Browns Body and many more.
Even with their impressive resume, Iya Terra, continues to move forward. The band is currently working on new music with plans to record a new EP in December of 2015. Currently scheduled to make their debut at the 31st annual Reggae On The River, Iya Terra is set to follow up with a few shows playing alongside the recently reunited, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, and a September run with Hawaii’s own Inna Vision. What has now become a result of the manifestation of their dreams, the band holds the intent to spread their music through extensive touring so stay tuned for Iya Terra bringing the vibes to a city near you!
The Ries Brothers
The Ries Brothers (pronounced ”Rees”), a duo from Tampa Bay, FL, blend rock, blues, funk, and reggae into a soulful-sophisticated sound. Older brother Charlie (23) sings lead vocals while SIMULTANEOUSLY playing drums and keyboard bass giving the band it’s unique and full sound. Younger brother Kevin Jordan (20) completes the band’s “sonic creativity” on guitar, provides background vocals and co-writes many of their songs.
The brothers started the year off by playing 2 sold out shows with Stick Figure, one at Jannus LIVE in St. Petersburg, FL and the other on New Year’s Eve at the House of Blues Orlando. In February of this year they opened a sold out show for 311 at the House of Blues Orlando, FL, and soon after they were invited to play 3 shows on the Sold Out 311 Caribbean Cruise which sailed to Belize and Mexico. In the Winter of 2018 they completed a 27-city tour in support of G Love & Special Sauce and finished a second run with G. Love beginning in mid-July, from North Carolina to Maine. In late August they began a two month-long, 18-state, 36 city tour which started on the west coast and ended on the east coast in mid-October. Last spring the boys appeared at the Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Fl., SunFest in West Palm Beach, Fl., and the California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, Ca. They have twice toured nationally as the opening act for the iconic band CHICAGO and did a 15 city tour opening for the late Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers) & The Freight Train Band. Last year the brothers headlined their second show at “The House that Les Paul Built,” the legendary Iridium ion Broadway n NYC, with special guests Byron Isaacs of The Lumineers and Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, founding member of the E Street Band and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Ries Brothers have also opened for David Cook, Daughtry, Los Lonely Boys, REO Speedwagon, Little River Band, The Edgar Winter Band & The Family Stone among others. They have sold out three headlining shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Murray Theatre in Clearwater, Florida. In the summer of 2013, the boys participated in the exclusive Los Angeles Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project at Ruth Eckerd Hall. In the summer of 2014 the boys were part of the Van’s Warped Tour in Florida. The Ries Brothers were named by The Tampa Bay Times as one of their favorite artists by Creative Loafing as one of their Breakout Artists. They have released 3 EP’s and a Live Concert DVD. Their first full album “The View From The Outside”, produced by Ted Bowne of Passafire, was released on November 10.
For Peace Band
For Peace Band is a roots/rock/reggae musical group based on the Island of Guam. Formed in 2011, current members include Jacob “JC” Iosia (vocals/keyboards), Freddy Bordallo (vocals/drums), Ronald “RJ” Pereira (guitar/backing vocals) and Danton Cruz (bass).
For Peace Band released their first album in 2014, "Forwards Ever," which reached top 10 Reggae Albums on iTunes on its first week. The following year, the group released their "Feel This" EP. They won consecutive titles for 2014 Best Original Song and 2015 Best Reggae Band at the Island Music Awards. Their sophomore album, "Always Love," is currently in production and scheduled for 2016 release.
In addition, For Peace Band has also been blessed to share the stage with other talented international artists such as Katchafire, Sons of Zion, Ooklah the Moc, House of Shem, Magic!, Martin Campbell, Shaggy, The Green, Tribal Seeds, Josh Heinrichs, SkillinJah, Peni Dean (formerly of Natural Vibrations) and many more. The group’s musical mission is promoting peace and love with their original music worldwide. They have toured in the U.S. and Palau.