FORTUNATE YOUTH * THE STEPPAS * EASE UP
Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs. Rising from various bands, they've created a phenomenal 6-piece masterpiece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. Combining rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos, and heavy keys separates Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream reggae band. With their high energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan. Fortunate Youth's objective is to ensure a performance that leaves you feeling euphoric and curious of what might happen at the next show.
One good thing about music is when it hits you feel no pain, impressionable words chanted by inspirational reggae legend Bob Marley. Reggae music has fed generations of musicians, singers and songwriters. One such birth from this is a pacific island band known as The Steppas , the name serves as a reminder to step and move forward.
Comprised of Rick Star(lead vocals/lead guitar) Na'ea Kaopua(vocals/percussion/keys) Kekolu Pavao(bass) Busy Legaspi(drums) and Makana Rosetti(keyboards) these five muscians have recreated the landscape of reggae music in Hawaii. The passion to play music with the message of peace and love through roots reggae music has never been more evident.
The Steppas have self produced their album releases which include, The Steppas EP (august 2012) and The Love Shack EP (march 2013) this second EP entitled The Love Shack debuted at #2 on Itunes reggae charts also hot shot debut at #6 on reggae billboard charts. Fresh off their 2013 tour covering seven states and more than 30 U.S. cities they have teamed up along side Leslie Bimwala Ludiazo who's credentials include producing the likes of The Green, Kimie, Jboog to create the much anticipated first full length album to be released in February 2014. So step and move forward, Roaches up with The Steppas!
From the sunny beaches of San Diego to the city streets of L.A., Ease Up has firmly established themselves among the many reputable entertainers in the West Coast Reggae-Rock community by planting seeds of aggressive punk rock, high-energy ska, all while implementing original roots and rockers reggae.
With a sharper edge, and a reputation for being the life of the party both on and off the stage, Ease Up's distinctive stage presence puts the party back into its fans and onlookers, taking you back to the days of house parties, all-night ragers, backyard barbeques and crazy summer nights.
Yucca Tap Room (View)
29 W Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|