Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs. Rising from various bands, they've created a phenomenal 7-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.
In 2011 they supported Tribal Seeds on their nationwide Tribal Youth Tour to spread their conscious music to the nation. F.Y. linked up The Green, from Hawaii, for a Midwest/Westcoast run before jumping back in the studio to record. They have hit the masses promoting only their 6-song EP titled "Up-Lifted EP" and just released their full-length album, "IRIE STATE OF MIND" on July 1, 2011. Fortunate Youth will also be touring very heavily through 2011 including a Naitonwide CD Release Summer Tour.
Upon Releasing their full-length album they quickly rose to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and also locked in a #13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. Receiving great praise for early success Fortunate Youth strives to spread their interpretation of Reggae music to Music Lovers worldwide.
They have had the honor to share the stage with bands such as Groundation, Toots & The Maytals, The Green, The Wailers, Katchafire, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, Pepper, Dirty Heads, Natural Vibrations, Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Sashamon.
Bad Apples: Bad Apples have meshed together a sound that includes all styles of rock, gaining influences from classic rock bands, punk bands, ska bands, you name it. Bad Apples are on the rise playing as many shows as time will allow, and have shared the stage with many known local bands such as Higher Grounds, Hierba Mala, Beyond I Sight, High Tides,Clouded Vision, Sono Vero and many others. Slowly creeping into the beach scene the band hopes to reach out and spread their music to all.They've just released a demo called Suck It which will be going around very soon
Beginning in high school year of 2011, the crucial desire to share their love for Reggae and make music was manifested by Aaron Valdez, Marc Donini and Kennedy Peneueta-Peapea. These three eventually would start their first project illuminated as High Tides consisting of close high school friends, Ruben Siqueiros (Bass), Juan "Chubbs" Ramirez (Lead Guitar), Jacob Sanchez (Percussion) and Horn section, Michael Blanco (Trombone), Mauricio Ruiz (Sax/Trumpet) and Thomas Rivera (Trombone). The band was spreading in their hometown of Carson, Ca very fast, until the liability of a taken name was made aware of them. From then on, Ital Vibes, all having the same desire for creativity in music, unfortunately not everyone had the same ideal genre they were looking to grasp nor the visual outlook of their future opportunities they would eventually partake in.
Soon after, Ital Vibes, regrouped in late 2012 and was revived into what now stands as an 8 piece team with the addition of Jacob's brother Juston Sanchez (Rhythm Keys), Manhattan Beach bredren Andy Deemer (Guitar), very good friend from Rancho Palos Verdes, Blake Bartz (Drums) and the eclectic Reggae/Hip-Hop influence of Jeremy "Levi Dozier" Kary as second vocals/harmonies. Steffano Lasso, who indeed brought them to higher heights, partially filled in as Bassie for that time being and still remains as backup Keysie.
Inna Vision: Inna Vision is back, presenting to the public their third full length album timelessly titled No Stopping! Their album delivers a full-fledged original sound that encompasses all the beauty involved with everyday struggles. No Stopping is created to inspire listeners in following dreams, and their passions despite life’s many challenges. Each song is chosen with purpose, created with passion, and presented with righteousness.
No Stopping has a positive holistic message that permeates the idea to keep striving. Inna Vision faced tough times in 2011 as the drastic falling-out of vocalist Bengali and saxophonist Jahson took occurrence. Despite the changes, the group continued with their 2011 Upliftment Tour playing in Oregon, Vegas, Utah, and the Hawai‘i Islands. The attitude Inna Vision adapted was: “no stopping”.