RIES BROTHERS and FOR PEACE BAND
As the genre of Reggae continues to evolve, Iya Terra has remained distinguished in both sound and sustenance throughout their 4-year journey. Mashing up messages of traditional Roots music in a today version, the Los Angeles based band demonstrates a modern approach to creating conscious soundwaves that has them bound for infinite possibilities. In 2016, Iya Terra reached new heights as they toured heavily throughout the western U.S. with bands such as The Movement, New Kingston and Arise Roots.
The group has kept the momentum rising with the release of their third studio album Sacred Sound on March 17, 2017, debuting at #1 on the iTunes reggae charts. In addition to the album, Iya Terra will embark on their first nationwide tour supporting Fortunate Youth, Josh Heinrichs, SkillinJah, For Peace Band & Cas Hayley. Iya Terra continues to practice hard work and full passion with a loving connection to their ever-growing fan base. Their musical growth has earned them respect amongst an impressive resume of artists and 2017 is shaping up to be their best experience yet.
The Ries Brothers (pronounced ”Rees”), a duo from Tampa Bay, FL, blend rock, blues, funk, and reggae into a soulful-sophisticated sound. Older brother Charlie (23) sings lead vocals while SIMULTANEOUSLY playing drums and keyboard bass giving the band its unique and full sound. Younger brother Kevin Jordan (20) completes the band’s “sonic creativity” on guitar, provides background vocals and co-writes many of their songs.
FOR PEACE BAND
Coming from an island 36 miles long, 14 miles wide and 5,000 miles away from your governing mainland instantly makes you different. For Peace Band embraces their island roots as they activate the masses through conscious reggae music. The only artist from Guam currently active in North America and abroad, they have honed their sight on fans from across the globe, delivering authentic island reggae with the spirit of “inafa’maolek,” meaning everyone is welcome.