THROUGH THE ROOTS

(USA)

Cool Vibes Reggae Fest - Through The Roots

From what was once a dream inspired by close friends, to humble beginnings filled with living room jams, late nights writing songs in the garage, backyard house parties and countless complaints from neighbors, San Diego-based reggae/rock band Through the Roots was born.  By coincidence in early 2008, Evan Hawkins and Taylor Boatwright met at a local guitar center. It was there that Evan shared his vision with Taylor, which eventually led to the beginning of TTR.

JEMERE MORGAN

(Jamaica / USA)
Cool Vibes Reggae Fest - Jemere Morgan

Heir to the throne, the first to fill the 3rd generation of the legendary Royal Family of Reggae MORGAN HERITAGE, is the son of Gramps Morgan. Jemere has toured in front of thousands across the globe as an opener for his family. From Africa, Australia, South America and across the European waters. This 6 year blessing has instilled experience, hardship, humility and understanding as he transitions into his growth as a man. In addition, Jemere has toured under his father’s wing during the Gramps Morgan solo projects. Jemere steps into his duties of spreading the word of love and unity for the people worldwide as he is, for reggae music at the very least – the definition of his name, a “Wish Come True.”

JYEMO CLUB
(USA, CUBA, ZIMBABWE, PHILIPPINES, MEXICO)
Cool Vibes Reggae Fest - Jyemo Club
Jyemo Club has arrived! The project from Jonny Jyemo brings together musicians from 5 different countries, each bringing their own flavor to spice up the vibes. This is dance music to celebrate life, this is dance music with a rebel attitude. Uniting Latin and Caribbean beats with North American funk and rock, singing in English and Spanish, Jyemo Club is here to jam the radios and sound systems of the world. Busta Music!

Jyemo Club has performed at venues most bands merely aspire to! Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the String Cheese Incident was one of those moments. Other stand out performances include, Arise Music Festival, Global Music Festival, Bohemian Nights at NewWest Fest and the Levitt Pavilion to name a few.

Armed with their debut album, “So Near, So Far ” released on Thundersmoke Records, the epic full- length boasts a wide range of emotions and rhythms sung in both Spanish and English. This band is on FIRE and there is no stopping them now. Rocking a full 10-piece entourage, Jyemo Club is certainly an incredible spectacle to witness live!

MIGHTY MYSTIC
(Jamaica / USA)
Cool Vibes Reggae Fest - Mighty Mystic
Mighty Mystic is considered as one of the leaders in the U.S. Reggae scene and labeled by many as one of the more prolific artists to develop outside of Jamaica. He has gripped the scene with ferocious conviction and an uncanny ambition worthy to be mentioned among the greats. He has gone from being a fan of reggae music to being a contributor to the art. Mighty Mystic came on the scene in 2006 after scoring his first international hit with the song “Riding on the Clouds.” However, it wasn’t until the release of his first album “Wake up the World” (2010) that he became a household name. “Wake up the World” boasted several standouts, such as “Revolution,” “Riding on the Clouds,” “Original Love,” and “Slipped Away” with appearances from reggae icon Shaggy and roots rocker Lutan Fyah. Mystic continues to wake up the world with his high energy, message driven brand of reggae music which he emphatically calls “HARD ROOTS.” It is this unique spin on classic reggae blended with Hip Hop & Rock that has catapulted him to the forefront of today’s Reggae Revival.
SELASEE & THE FA FA FAMILY
(Ghana / USA)
Cool Vibes Reggae Fest - Selasee
Selasee Atiase, originally from Ghana focuses on reggae/world music made up of some highlife music, and what he describes as easy listening reggae music that draws in even people who are not fans of reggae music.

Born in Accra, Ghana, Selasee grew up exposed to the colorful and energetic sounds of highlife music as well as reggae, funk, R&B and pop influences. With this exposure Selasee created his own niche—a unique blend of easy listening Reggae music, West African Highlife and some Pop music influences, threading together English and Ghanaian lyrics for a bright and captivating sound.

Selasee recorded his debut album “Run” on Running Dreams Records released in 2006.That same year the title track “Run” won first place in the World Music genre of the International Song Writers Competition. The Tracks “Run” and “Makuma” were also featured in the 2006 FIFA Soccer and 2007 Cricket video games by EA Sports. He released his second album “African Gate” in 2010. Selasee & The Fafa Family is his current band name. In 2014 he released his third album on which features Anthony B and Auston Family man Barrett. Selasee is currently working on his 4th album schedule to be released fall of 2021.

On the touring circuit, Selasee has shared the stage with several reggae legends including Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Third World, The Mighty Diamonds, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy, King Yellowman, The Melodians and Anthony Julian Marley Taurus Riley,Toots & The Maytals, Beenie Man and Black Uhuru.

DAVE HALCHAK
(USA)
Cool Vibes Reggae Fest - Dave Halchak
It’s easy to pigeonhole solo acts and one-man-bands, but the music of Dave Halchak cannot be confined to blanket terms. Having a diverse career as a band leader for multiple outfits and an eclectic taste of music, his original work entwines a rich vessel of sounds ranging from reggae, rock, rap and beyond to create aural landscape that is true to no one else but himself. No stranger to change and reinvention, Halchak has garnered a reputation as an artist who is not afraid to take risks and explore the unconventional.

Halchak’s live show is equal parts entertaining and enthralling. While most solo artists are bound by a single instrument, Halchak is not afraid to explore multiple dimensions and utilize his roots in both songwriting and improvisation using just his voice and guitar. By using a loop pedal to develop on-the-spot backing loops, vocal harmonies, and beatboxing, no two shows are identical and the possibilities are endless. Whether it’s original material or a carefully selected cover, it is guaranteed that Halchak veers away from the norm as a traditional singer-songwriter and cultivates a one-of-a-kind performance that appeals to a multitude of audiences.

Originally hailing from northern New Jersey, Halchak relocated to Denver, Colorado in 2008 at the turn of the city’s creative renaissance. His technical, yet intrepid guitar playing has won him over playing in front of crowds from the Northeast to midwest as he has proudly shared the stage with Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, Perpetual Groove, Steve Kimock and more. Aside from his solo endeavors, he currently fronts Wake Up and Live, one of the country’s premier Bob Marley tribute groups, and formerly led Ground Up, an eclectic rock/reggae group with unparalleled style. In 2007, his former group in New Jersey, The Breadbox Band, received the distinctive honor of being included in the computer game, “The Sims 2” Seasons Expansion Pack, also featuring moe., Government Mule and The String Cheese Incident.

As his career as a solo artist continues to rise, there is no doubt that the future holds many possibilities for Halchak as he forges ahead, writes new music, and never rests on his laurels. Additionally, in the coming months he will be debuting a new project featuring himself and members of AfroZep, KAVA, This Must Be the Band, and more that is slated to hit the ground running. With a constant appetite for reinvention and an unyielding exploration of new sounds, Dave Halchak’s music is laced with humorous nature and creative stylings that make him a performer not to be missed!

Cool Vibes Reggae Fest

THROUGH THE ROOTS

(USA)

Cool Vibes Reggae Fest - Through The Roots

From what was once a dream inspired by close friends, to humble beginnings filled with living room jams, late nights writing songs in the garage, backyard house parties and countless complaints from neighbors, San Diego-based reggae/rock band Through the Roots was born.  By coincidence in early 2008, Evan Hawkins and Taylor Boatwright met at a local guitar center. It was there that Evan shared his vision with Taylor, which eventually led to the beginning of TTR.

JEMERE MORGAN

(Jamaica / USA)
Cool Vibes Reggae Fest - Jemere Morgan

Heir to the throne, the first to fill the 3rd generation of the legendary Royal Family of Reggae MORGAN HERITAGE, is the son of Gramps Morgan. Jemere has toured in front of thousands across the globe as an opener for his family. From Africa, Australia, South America and across the European waters. This 6 year blessing has instilled experience, hardship, humility and understanding as he transitions into his growth as a man. In addition, Jemere has toured under his father’s wing during the Gramps Morgan solo projects. Jemere steps into his duties of spreading the word of love and unity for the people worldwide as he is, for reggae music at the very least – the definition of his name, a “Wish Come True.”

JYEMO CLUB

(USA, CUBA, ZIMBABWE, PHILIPPINES, MEXICO)
Cool Vibes Reggae Fest - Jyemo Club
Jyemo Club has arrived! The project from Jonny Jyemo brings together musicians from 5 different countries, each bringing their own flavor to spice up the vibes. This is dance music to celebrate life, this is dance music with a rebel attitude. Uniting Latin and Caribbean beats with North American funk and rock, singing in English and Spanish, Jyemo Club is here to jam the radios and sound systems of the world. Busta Music!

Jyemo Club has performed at venues most bands merely aspire to! Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the String Cheese Incident was one of those moments. Other stand out performances include, Arise Music Festival, Global Music Festival, Bohemian Nights at NewWest Fest and the Levitt Pavilion to name a few.

Armed with their debut album, “So Near, So Far ” released on Thundersmoke Records, the epic full- length boasts a wide range of emotions and rhythms sung in both Spanish and English. This band is on FIRE and there is no stopping them now. Rocking a full 10-piece entourage, Jyemo Club is certainly an incredible spectacle to witness live!

MIGHTY MYSTIC

(Jamaica / USA)
Cool Vibes Reggae Fest - Mighty Mystic
Mighty Mystic is considered as one of the leaders in the U.S. Reggae scene and labeled by many as one of the more prolific artists to develop outside of Jamaica. He has gripped the scene with ferocious conviction and an uncanny ambition worthy to be mentioned among the greats. He has gone from being a fan of reggae music to being a contributor to the art. Mighty Mystic came on the scene in 2006 after scoring his first international hit with the song “Riding on the Clouds.” However, it wasn’t until the release of his first album “Wake up the World” (2010) that he became a household name. “Wake up the World” boasted several standouts, such as “Revolution,” “Riding on the Clouds,” “Original Love,” and “Slipped Away” with appearances from reggae icon Shaggy and roots rocker Lutan Fyah. Mystic continues to wake up the world with his high energy, message driven brand of reggae music which he emphatically calls “HARD ROOTS.” It is this unique spin on classic reggae blended with Hip Hop & Rock that has catapulted him to the forefront of today’s Reggae Revival.
SELASEE & THE FA FA FAMILY
(Ghana / USA)
Cool Vibes Reggae Fest - Selasee
Selasee Atiase, originally from Ghana focuses on reggae/world music made up of some highlife music, and what he describes as easy listening reggae music that draws in even people who are not fans of reggae music.

Born in Accra, Ghana, Selasee grew up exposed to the colorful and energetic sounds of highlife music as well as reggae, funk, R&B and pop influences. With this exposure Selasee created his own niche—a unique blend of easy listening Reggae music, West African Highlife and some Pop music influences, threading together English and Ghanaian lyrics for a bright and captivating sound.

Selasee recorded his debut album “Run” on Running Dreams Records released in 2006.That same year the title track “Run” won first place in the World Music genre of the International Song Writers Competition. The Tracks “Run” and “Makuma” were also featured in the 2006 FIFA Soccer and 2007 Cricket video games by EA Sports. He released his second album “African Gate” in 2010. Selasee & The Fafa Family is his current band name. In 2014 he released his third album on which features Anthony B and Auston Family man Barrett. Selasee is currently working on his 4th album schedule to be released fall of 2021.

On the touring circuit, Selasee has shared the stage with several reggae legends including Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Third World, The Mighty Diamonds, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy, King Yellowman, The Melodians and Anthony Julian Marley Taurus Riley,Toots & The Maytals, Beenie Man and Black Uhuru.

DAVE HALCHAK

(USA)
Cool Vibes Reggae Fest - Dave Halchak
It’s easy to pigeonhole solo acts and one-man-bands, but the music of Dave Halchak cannot be confined to blanket terms. Having a diverse career as a band leader for multiple outfits and an eclectic taste of music, his original work entwines a rich vessel of sounds ranging from reggae, rock, rap and beyond to create aural landscape that is true to no one else but himself. No stranger to change and reinvention, Halchak has garnered a reputation as an artist who is not afraid to take risks and explore the unconventional.

Halchak’s live show is equal parts entertaining and enthralling. While most solo artists are bound by a single instrument, Halchak is not afraid to explore multiple dimensions and utilize his roots in both songwriting and improvisation using just his voice and guitar. By using a loop pedal to develop on-the-spot backing loops, vocal harmonies, and beatboxing, no two shows are identical and the possibilities are endless. Whether it’s original material or a carefully selected cover, it is guaranteed that Halchak veers away from the norm as a traditional singer-songwriter and cultivates a one-of-a-kind performance that appeals to a multitude of audiences.

Originally hailing from northern New Jersey, Halchak relocated to Denver, Colorado in 2008 at the turn of the city’s creative renaissance. His technical, yet intrepid guitar playing has won him over playing in front of crowds from the Northeast to midwest as he has proudly shared the stage with Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, Perpetual Groove, Steve Kimock and more. Aside from his solo endeavors, he currently fronts Wake Up and Live, one of the country’s premier Bob Marley tribute groups, and formerly led Ground Up, an eclectic rock/reggae group with unparalleled style. In 2007, his former group in New Jersey, The Breadbox Band, received the distinctive honor of being included in the computer game, “The Sims 2” Seasons Expansion Pack, also featuring moe., Government Mule and The String Cheese Incident.

As his career as a solo artist continues to rise, there is no doubt that the future holds many possibilities for Halchak as he forges ahead, writes new music, and never rests on his laurels. Additionally, in the coming months he will be debuting a new project featuring himself and members of AfroZep, KAVA, This Must Be the Band, and more that is slated to hit the ground running. With a constant appetite for reinvention and an unyielding exploration of new sounds, Dave Halchak’s music is laced with humorous nature and creative stylings that make him a performer not to be missed!

Cool Vibes Reggae Fest