Horace Andy + Pure Roots

Thursday, June 15th at 8:00pm
Belly Up
143 Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075
United States
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21+

Ticket Price: $18 advanced / $20 day of show / $32 reserved seating

 

Doors & DJ Stepwise at 8pm

Pure Roots

One of the premier reggae bands to rise on the West Coast, Pure Roots formed in 2007 based out of Santa Cruz, California. The band's heavy hitting bass lines, melodic grooves, and lively horn section makes Pure Roots stand out amongst other artists. This powerful reggae act has performed with many greats, playing sold out shows and stunning crows. Pure Roots has performed as an all instrumental band, and has been the backing band with many upcoming and legendary singers.
Pure Roots released their first single "Jah The Highest" and the dub single "Jah The Dubbest" in January 2012, featuring Junior Reid, recorded and produced by Right Vibes Productions with Jeff Allgrove in the ESI Sound Studio with JR Records. The songs are available internationally on itunes and most major media sites, and has received airplay in worldwide. In April 2012 Pure Roots featuring Andrew Reid completed a 7 city tour with Daniel "Bambaata" Marley. In 2012 Pure Roots was featured at The 17th Annual Monterey Bay Reggae Festival. Pure Roots has shared the stage with international artists such as Bunny Wailer, Black Uhuru, Israel Vibration & Roots Radics, The Abyssinians, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy, Michael Rose, Midnite, Ky-Mani Marley, Cultura Profectica and many more.
In March 2013 a brand new HD video "Pure Roots Live In San Francisco HD" was released internationally. Following the video release In Spring 2013 Pure Roots completed a West Coast Tour with legendary Jamaican artists The Wailing Souls. They ended their tour on the main-stage at the 12th Annual Reggae In The Desert Festival in Las Vegas opening for Steel Pulse, Marcia Griffiths & The Wailing Souls. Summer 2013 Pure Roots returned to perform on the main-stage at the 18th Annual Monterey Bay Reggae Festival and backed The Wailing Souls on stage.
In August 2014 Pure Roots played main-stage at The 23rd annual Midwest Reggae Fest in Ohio. A few weeks later Pure Roots began a 5 city West Coast tour with Groundation. Immediately after the tour, Pure Roots released their new live film "Pure Roots Live & Direct" which captures a close up performance with the band. In February 2015, Pure Roots was featured at the famous Tribute To The Legends Festival "Bob Fest" in San Diego. On March 1st 2016 Pure Roots released a new HD live film titled "Pure Roots Live @ Brooklyn Bowl HD" featuring Earl Zero on vocals followed by the release of "Pure Roots Live @ The Regency Ballroom w/Special Guest HD" featuring Harrison Stafford from Goundation & Earl Zero. Pure Roots with Amlak Tafari, are currently in the studio working on the album "Youth Rising," featuring Junior Reid & other guests. Pure Roots can be found on a West Coast USA tour in April 2016 with Bunny Wailer. In June 2017 Pure Roots will be backing Horace Andy at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Main-stage as well a West Coast Tour with the Jamaican legend. The single "Higgler Move" mixed and mastered by Scientist is set to release with a music video in June 2017. Keep a close eye out for this hard-hitting band.

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Horace Andy

Horace Andy is a Jamaican singer-songwriter known for his breakthrough single, "Skylarking," and for his long association with British trip-hop band Massive Attack.
Horace Andy was born as Horace Hinds on February 19, 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica. Andy, also known as "Sleepy," has become an enduring voice on the Jamaican music scene. His signature early 1970s hit, "Skylarking," defined his ability to deliver songs of black determination and social commentary, but he could equally deliver songs of love. His association with British trip-hop band Massive Attack exposed him to an even wider audience. Andy worked with producer George "Phil" Pratt on his first single, "This Is a Black Man's Country," in 1967. His cousin, Justin Hinds, was starting to enjoy some success at that time, but Andy would not gain notice until working with noted Jamaican producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd in 1970. "Got To Be Sure: became his first release for Studio One, Dodd's studio. Dodd gave him the stage name of Horace Andy—a reference to popular singer Bob Andy. With Dodd, Andy went on to record "See A Man's Face," the well-received "Mr. Bassie" and the breakthrough hit "Skylarking," among other songs. "Skylarking," which encouraged wayward youth to clean up their act, was released as a single and topped the Jamaican record charts, becoming a signature tune for Andy.Although American R&B singers were Andy's early influences, he wanted to emulate American rock star Jimi Hendrix. "I wanted to be like Jimi Hendrix ... to play the guitar like Jimi Hendrix," he told the Sydney Morning Herald. "I didn't see myself as [having] ... a great voice. I didn't know I'd be a great singer."Andy has consistently recorded and performed around the world, and has remained relevant in reggae subgenres such as roots reggae, rocksteady, lover's rock and dancehall. In 1990, he was discovered by the Bristol, England-based trip-hop band Massive Attack, who cited Andy's work as a major influence. He recorded the song "One Love" for their 1991 debut album, Blue Lines, and the band's popularity exposed Andy to a younger generation of fans, many of whom continue to seek out his earlier work. After Massive Attack launched their own label, Melankolic, they released Skylarking, a compilation of Andy's career hits.Andy is the only singer of Massive Attack's rotating group of guest artists to appear on each one of the band's albums. He also appeared on the British group Dub Pistols' 2001 album, Six Million Ways to Live, and on the Easy Star All-Stars' 2006 Radiohead tribute, Radiodread. Horace Andy + Pure Roots will be featured at Main-stage Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2017 and can be found on tour in Europe.