In their highly anticipated Feels Good EP, Kore Ionz continue to bring the soul and spirit of roots reggae into their brand of pop that resonates with Bob Marley & The Wailers as much as Michael Franti & Spearhead. “Feels Good” is a song that could turn rain into sunshine and stars the powerful and iconic voice of Hawaii-born singer/songwriter Daniel Pak, which the Seattle Weekly describes as sounding “like it was birthed right in the heart of New Orleans, with enough jazz heart to lead a Jamaican revolution of peace and love.”
Alongside the eponymous first single, the EP includes 4 other tracks, including a remix of “Love You Better,” the lead single from the band’s 2011 release, World War Free. “Love You Better” hit #1 on Native FM in Hilo and Kona and received heavy rotation throughout Hawaii. The song debuted worldwide live in-studio on Seattle’s KEXP 90.3 FM, falling right below Death Cab For Cutie on the influential station’s Top Live Performances chart.
A music video for “Feels Good” was shot on Oahu and will be released in early April 2014. Director Jeff Santos also produced a music video for “First Avenue,” which featured a guest appearance by Prometheus Brown of renowned Seattle hip hop duo Blue Scholars. The videos allow fans to experience another dimension to the band, whose reputation for remarkable live performances includes sharing the stage with legends such as The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Toots & The Maytals, and Third World, and packing iconic Seattle venues like Showbox at the Market, The Crocodile, and The Triple Door.
Major reggae artists, from Sly & Robbie to Shaggy, have all shared enthusiasm for Kore Ionz as they pass through the Pacific Northwest. With a multi-cultural cast of musicians that have played and collaborated with artists ranging from Digible Planets to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kore Ionz brings a positive energy that feels familiar, but takes reggae, rock, and pop to astonishingly new places.
“Kore Ionz has a higher calling that involves changing lives.”
– Marian Liu, The Seattle Times
“Kore Ionz should not be missed. If not for the reggae, for a lesson in love.”
– Shantel Grace, Honolulu Weekly
Daniel Pak lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Ahkeenu Musa percussion
Teo Shantz drums
Greg Fields keyboards
Thaddeus Turner lead guitar
Owuor Arunga trumpet
Darian Asplund tenor saxophone, flute
Two Story Zori is a reggae band out of Seattle, Washington consisting of members from Guam, Hawaii, Samoa, Philippines, Vietnam and….Oklahoma! TSZ Band fuses the pacific islands, showcasing their culture and island reggae music to all in the Pacific Northwest. The band features an ukulele, guitar, drums, bass and keys and melodic harmonies.
TSZ is heavily influenced from reggae’s finest Bob Marley to Katchafire, J Boog, Common Kings, Rebel Souljahz, Tribal Seeds,Three Plus, Kolohe Kai, The Green and many many more island bands that share the same roots.
Two Story Zori has shared the stage with great musicians and bands such as The Green, J Boog, Fiji, Maoli, Anuhea, Tarrus Riley, Hot Rain, Natural Vibrations, Kolohe Kai, The Original Wailers, Typical Hawaiians, Tribal Seeds, Third World, Inner Circle, Kymani Marley, Clinton Fearon, Josh Heinrichs, Through the Roots, Romain Virgo, Protoje and many other great local bands. They strive to share the music of the islands in the mainland and continue to write original music that we all can groove to. TSZ looks forward to one day tracing their roots back to the islands and playing for their people of Guam and Hawaii….until then, they are focused on creating new beats that’ll make you skank the night away!
TSZ always appreciates all of their fans for the love and support and coming to their shows……..Mahalo and Si Yu’us Ma’ase!
Micah G born May 30th 1985 is a Lovers Rock Reggae artist from Hawaii. Micah G is known for his soulful voice and love song writing that almost everyone can relate too. His music is always positive and easy to listen to. Micah G’s music is a Lover Rock style of music. Reggae music heavily influenced by R&B and Soul. Very Positive lessons and stories behind His Lyrics. Micah G grew up listening to all kind of music from the Eagles to Journey, UB40 and Bob Marley. He is also inspired by Lovers Rock legends like Aswad and Gregory Isaacs. Micah G was one of the founders and Front man of a young Hawaii Band Called THE NEXT GENERATION. In 2009 Micah G released his début album G Style that featured hits such as “Big City Love” and “Take a Chance”. then in the summer of 2010 Micah G released a single “All for You” and has just released a New single “Good Man” witch will be on his 2nd album expected to release late Summer early Fall of 2011. “All For You” will also be on this Album. Love Song w/ Caleb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrlYLDxd1Cc Feeling Good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BToR5_6jKSU Your All I Need https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXx8IY6AGLY All For You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lFykNPbU5c Your All I Need https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXx8IY6AGLY Apple Of MY Eye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLpXD43FLiY
A hidden gem in the Seattle music scene, Arden proves that the ukulele is more than just a novelty instrument. Born and raised in Hawaii, he learned from ukulele masters such as Jake Shimabukuro and Troy Fernandez, but now forges his own style in Seattle. Arden fuses tradition with the progressive to break the expectations and elevates the ukulele to new boundaries.
Arden was first introduced to the ukulele in 4th grade; however, it was not love at first sight. It wasn’t until several years later when he started listening to Ka’au Krater Boys and Pure Heart, when he inspired to pick up the ukulele on his own. From there his skill and love of the ukulele grew exponentially. As the years progressed, he became intrigued by various types of music which reflected Arden’s unique style.
The resurgence of the ukulele’s popularity has grown rapidly over the past decade and the revolution is spreading all over the world. Arden intends to be a keystone in this movement by continuing to spread the love and respect of the ukulele.
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