Santa Cruz Dayz 2007 tickets on sale now!

Good Vibez Presents:


Wednesday, August 8
Plus Native Elements, Marty Dread
& on the 1’s & 2’s Green Up Sound
$23 advance/$25 door

Saturday, August 11
Plus Della Grant
Malika Madremana & The GreenSphere Band
& Cool Lion Sounds
$20 advance/$23 door


Santa Cruz Vet’s Hall – 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz
Doors 8:00pm
All Ages Welcome!

2-day Passes available for $40!

Advance tickets available at Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz & at
For more show info go to

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!

Hailing from the Island of St Croix, Midnite is one of the most promising roots reggae bands of the millennium. They are vanguards of conscious reggae whose profound and innovative lyrics are sincere and deeply rooted. Their cd recordings and live performances will have reggae and non-reggae listeners open to the messages they bring.

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:
The Twinkle Brothers hail from the north coast of Jamaica in the ghettos of Falmouth, the Parish of Trelawny. The two brothers, Norman and Ralston Grant, were baptized in the church of Anglican Diocese. They started singing in the Sunday school choir and concerts at the age of six and eight respectively. At that time they started to make their own instruments since they could no afford to buy them. They made guitars and drums from various tin cans (garbage can, sardine, milk, etc.) and fishing line.

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:
Without a doubt, San Francisco’s own Native Elements are one of the hardest working and most respected bands in the Northern California reggae scene. With a myriad of musical influences ranging from classic r&b soul to the deepest tradition of Jamaican and English dub, Native Elements delivers a dynamic sound that appeals to all music lovers.� The culturally diverse music scene of the San Francisco Bay Area has fueled their creative flow from the start. After explorations with rock, funk, blues, and r&b, Native Elements has set their repertoire firmly in the roots-reggae tradition.  They combine their colorful influences into an amalgamation of positive, vibrant music that speaks from the heart.

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:
Martin Charles Hennessey (Marty Dread) was named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was born in the Bronx, New York in 1969.  When Marty was eight years old, his father passed away and his mother moved the family to Maui, Hawaii.  The change from concrete jungle to botanical jungle was great, and Marty was quick to adapt to the laid-back ways of his new island home.

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
For press inquires, contact Amy Shapas of So You Can at 831-479-0711 or


Posted on July 19, 2007, in Reggae Artists, Reggae Events. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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