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Bringing you the smoooooth sounds of Yacht Rock! We’re from Anchorage Alaska!
Bringing you the smoooooth sounds of Yacht Rock! We’re from Anchorage Alaska!
Don Carlos (born Euvin Spencer) Legendary Reggae Artist was born and raised in one of the most deprived regions of Western Kingston, Jamaica, in a district notoriously known as Waterhouse, which incidentally is also a musical spawning ground for many of Reggae’s greatest ever talents, such as King Tubby, Black Uhuru, The Jays, Junior Reid and King Jammy, to name but a few. Don Carlos started his singing career in 1973 as one of the original members of Black Uhuru, alongside other founding members, Garth Dennis who later went on to joining the Wailing Souls, and Derrick Ducky Simpson.
Common Sense is not just another reggae band from Orange County. With a SoCal background and a small beach town attitude Common Sense took their reggae-rock influences and created their own style.
Stepping off the stage after their very first club date, Josh, Sal, and Alex were tugged aside by producer Bosco Mann whose seasoned ears had been tickled by their set. Backs were patted, hands were shook, and three days later heads were bobbing in Mann’s Riverside studio, as the Souls laid their first notes to tape.
Inspired by the souldies around which they were reared, Alex Garcia and Sal Samano found chemistry when they began cutting bedroom demos of rhythm tracks together in 2019. Multi-instrumentalists both, Alex migrated from the guitar to the drums where he discovered the sensitive touch and unique feel that would be the pillowy pulse of the band’s sound, while Sal learned to carve winding bass lines through the deep spidery grooves of their vamps. Though the jams they created together were scintillating, it wasn’t until they connected with vocalist Josh Lane that the real sound of Thee Sacred Souls came into focus. Josh had recently relocated to San D. from Sacramento where he had studied singing, honing his voice into a weightless vehicle that could carry the Smokey-esque lyrics and Marvin-ous melodies he had bubbling within him. The connection was electric, Josh’s mellifluous poetry floating weightlessly atop Alex and Sal’s rhythms, and Thee Sacred Souls were born.
Their first two releases, “Can I Call You Rose?”, a sumptuous love song, and “Weak for Your Love”, a chilling hard-hitter are both available online via streaming or for purchase on vinyl.
Aviator Stash is Southern California’s premier contemporary rock group. Winner of 2019 San Diego Music Awards for Best Indie/Alternative! Aviator Stash is a genre-hopping powerhouse of indie-rock energy and party culture vibes. When listening to their music, you can find many influences ranging from funk, 2000’s era rock, and various electronic styles. The band gained local attention when their debut single “Lazy Summer Days” received regular play as the “Local Break” from the legendary San Diego radio station 91X in 2018.
Nominated “Best Indie/Alternative Album” & “Song of the Year” – San Diego Music Awards (2018)
Winner of “Best Indie/Alternative Band” – San Diego Music Awards (2019)
Winner of the “The Road to Wonderfront: Battle of the Bands” Contest (2019)
The band has played throughout San Diego and Los Angeles, most notably Music Box, Belly Up Tavern and House of Blues, along with festival appearances such as Wonderfront Music And Arts Festival and Same Same But Different Festival.
They are currently writing and recording their third album.
Originating from the prairie province of Alberta, Canada, Daring Greatly combines their harmony-rich, rock n’ roll with 60s/70s U.S Folk, Americana. Touring on their fourth independent record release, they are best known for their dynamic song writing structure that seamlessly blends their mesmerizing blood harmonies—lead by the two brothers, Patrick and Liam Croome—winning over the hearts of audiences far and wide across the United States and Canada. Their albums are filled with honest lyrics encompassed by deep and introspective messages about courage, vulnerability, and personal freedom, all of which are at the forefront of the bands’ core values to lead a life that serves a purpose greater than ones-self.
The Sully Band is a group of Grammy Award winning and Tony Award nominated musicians that play a unique brand of original music, located at the intersection of R&B and Funk on the corner of Soul and Reggae.
Sully began his music career at the age of 9 at his first paying gig and securing his first recording contract at age 19 with Island Records. Since that time, music has been a central theme in his life.
In addition to being a working musician, Sully is also a nationally syndicated radio/television talk-host, his shows broadcast weekdays via radio on Clear Channel Media Affiliates, CBS Radio Affiliates, BizTalk Radio Network and Armed Forces Radio network in 175 countries and all the ships at sea and simulcast on network television in over 65 million broadcast homes daily and is heard weekday afternoons on NEWSRADIO AM600 KOGO heard from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
What started out in 2010 as a regional band is now the Nations’s #1 touring tribute to Tom Petty. The PettyBreakers has played in 22 states and Washington D.C. with more being added constantly. Having performed at many cool clubs, theaters and festivals, one of the highlights so far was performing at the Naval Yard in Washington D.C. in 2018 for Major League Baseball’s Allstars Pregame Celebration. Another highlight was performing a four and half month residency in the Sammy Davis Showroom at Harrah’s Casino in Reno in 2017. And, yet another, was being selected in 2014 as “The World’s Greatest Tribute to Tom Petty” by AXS-TV. We performed a live show at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood to a capacity crowd, which was cablecast on AXS-TV. We are looking forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary next year with fans all across the US.
Lily Meola was born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Her love of music blossomed in the passenger seat of her Mom’s car listening to legendary artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, and Carole King. Lily began performing around Maui in local bars and cafes at the young age of 11. Mentored by super-producer Bob Rock, Lily toured with the likes of Willie Nelson, learned to write songs with Jackson Browne, recorded duets with Steven Tyler, Kris Kristofferson, and Sammy Hagar, and co-wrote a single for Andra Day titled ‘Amen’. Lily spent the last few years in the studio writing and producing the bluesy, soulful pop songs that will make up her debut release.
Green grass acoustic roots music from the soul of Southern California.
The Bella Lux was born from a fiery collective of dancers & performance artists in San Diego with talents ranging from burlesque, heels, hip hop, hoop, fire dancing, jazz, and more. With a genuine love of music, dance, costumes, and nostalgia, we bring the creativity, personality, & entertainment to this year’s Fiesta del Sol. Whether channeling the 80s, Beyonce, or swinging back to the roaring 20s, our passion is to entertain, enchant, inspire, and mystify.
Atomic Groove is San Diego’s BEST in variety dance band entertainment, serving the special event industry for parties, galas, fundraisers, weddings and more since 1995. Atomic Groove packs dance floors with their inspiring, high-energy presentation and choice selections of dance jams from today and yesterday. Recently again voted as Top Finalist for “Best Music” by San Diego’s A-List 2017 (2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013) and for “Best Local Band” for the Ranch & Coast’s “Best of 2016” (2015 & 2006), Atomic Groove continues to thrive as San Diego’s premier dance band.
The Good Pour is a Solana Beach-based band that was formed in 2017 and plays a fun, upbeat mix of cover songs from the 1990s and 2000s (everything from the Black Keys to Weezer) as well as original songs that incorporate elements of classic rock, alternative, reggae, and country.
Lead singer and guitarist Kyle Sweeney is joined by Tim Hart on lead guitar and backing vocals, Mike Westlake on bass guitar, Kellye DeVol-Cohen on background vocals, and Tim Grenda on drums.
The Good Pour has played shows all over San Diego County, including at The Belly Up Tavern, Del Mar Fair, Saddle Bar, First Street Bar, the 710 Beach Club, The Kraken, Mr. Peabody’s, and other local venues. The band is comprised of several Solana Beach natives and current residents who are excited to be playing their hometown Fiesta del Sol!
The Rockademy was founded in 2011. James Couzens, drum instructor, vocalist and professional musician, began working with the bands that his drum students played in. Due to the success and excitement generated, James conceptualized The Rockademy, a comprehensive approach to band organization and development.
Chris Cote is a lifelong San Diego music lover and Belly Up Local as well as a multi-media action sports personality (including acting as Editor for Encinitas Magazine). He has performed in rock bands, including Kut U Up, Years Around The Sun, The Panthers, The Bees Knees and currently, plays in a one-man-dance-rock-comedy-performance-art act called, CBOT And The Paperwork as well as a solo artist. Chris also DJ’s all over the world, but mostly at The Belly Up under his own name and as well as 80s HEAT — yes, that 80s HEAT.
Lou can be found co-hosting Loudspeaker with Tim Pyles (which he helped launch back in the ‘80s!) and hosting ‘In Your Neighborhood with Lou Niles!’
In the ‘90s Lou was found producing and programming specialty radio shows, marketing, managing and coordinating over 40 U.S. tours, then climbing the latter in A&R and PR of the music industry! After getting tired of LA life, he moved back to Oceanside with his wife and started Love Machine Films.
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