Santa Cruz Dayz 2007 tickets on sale now!
Good Vibez Presents:
SANTA CRUZ SUMMER DAYZ
Wednesday, August 8
Saturday, August 11
Santa Cruz Vet’s Hall – 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz
2-day Passes available for $40!
Join us for Good Vibez return to the Vet’s Hall with SANTA CRUZ SUMMER DAYZ� – two nights of heavy-hitting reggae from MIDNITE & the TWINKLE BROTHERS August 8 & 11!
Lead singer Vaughn Benjamin’s electrifying voice seems an amalgamation of many great voices in reggae–soulful, chanting, edgy. Vaughn’s potent lyrical style and his brother Ron’s exquisite musical directorship and outstanding bass lines form the nucleus of this group. Sticks man Christian ‘Sly’ Molinna-Curet lays down crucial one-drops on drums, while Ankh Watep bubbles on keyboards. Edmund Fieulleteau and Kenny Byron round out the crew with their excellent guitar work. Midnite weaves the cultural lyrics of “old school” roots music with modern day experiences to create a unique listening encounter. Reggae – naked and raw is an apt description for Midnite’s musical style, in which they forgo the frills of extensive remixes, overdubbing and other musical refinements.
Midnite explodes in live performances with sets that often exceed 3 hours. Their vigorous, weighty sound, driven by the punchy bass lines creates a vibe that penetrates straight to the heart. These epic musical communions have earned Midnite an enormous following throughout the roots community.
Twinkle Brothers with Della Grant: www.twinklemusic.com
From native tribal music, to spirituals, to blues to R&B, all of these musical elements have produced some of the greatest talents the world has seen. It is rare that you find a talent that embodies the evolution of music and speaks to the multitudes of generations both past and present. Della Grant is one of those innovators; her masterful mix of reggae, soul and gospel music has marked her territory in the world of music.
A gifted singer from a family of talented musicians, she has been singing since the age of six. Continuing a family legacy of gifted musicians, her husband Ralston Grant along with his brother Norman are the famed “Twinkle Brothers”. Her acceptance in the reggae community has been not only welcomed but also embraced. Her poise as a singer, her grace as an artist and her talent as a human being can be heard and seen through her music.
Native Elements: www.native-elements.com
Native Elements has been reaching audiences around the globe with their conscious music. Their contagious harmonies and powerful rhythms have won over praise from musicians, fans and critics alike. Even some of the most discriminating Jamaican ears have found Native Elements’ sound to be as authentic and genuine as their staple of music back home.
Marty Dread: www.martydread.com
Marty’s life was again changed forever in 1981 when he was exposed to the music of Bob Marley. Marty was hooked! He began singing with local bands and, at the age of 16, performed at the Maui County Fair.� After graduating from Maui High School in 1987 with a 4.0 GPA, Marty was selected by the Youth Ambassadors of America to travel to the Soviet Union to assist in the creation of a mural, “Maui to Moscow” – a gift of peace from the children of Maui to the children of Moscow. The following year, Marty and his new reggae band performed for an international audience at “Moscow meets Maui” – a concert on Maui that honored the Soviet students Marty befriended while in Russia.
In 2003, Marty Dread released a collection of hits from the first ten years of his recording career, plus six previously unreleased songs, and continued to tour far and wide.� With music and purpose, Marty Dread is poised for the future as Maui’s premier Reggae Ambassador.
Advance tickets available at Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz & at http://www.inticketing.com