Longboard Margarita Bar presents Mykal Rose with Sly & Robbie, Earl Zero & Pure Roots, and DJ Silverback(Burial Ground Sound System) on FRIDAY, MAY 31ST at Longboard Margarita Bar in Pacifica, CA! Hosted by DJ True Verse of Burial Ground Sound System.
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Mykal Rose with Sly & Robbie
Earl Zero & Pure Roots
DJ Silverback(Burial Ground Sound System)
Hosted by DJ True Verse of Burial Ground Sound System
Doors – 8:00pm
Show – 9:00pm
MYKAL ROSE – (SCROLL DOWN FOR CLICKABLE LINKS)
For over 25 years, Mykal Rose has been recording and performing his brand of militant, hardcore Jamaican music to the delight of reggae fans around the world. As a solo artist, with Black Uhuru, and back as a solo artist, the “Ruff” Rose has achieved great success throughout his career, even as different Jamaican musical styles have phased in and out of popularity.
Perhaps the highest profile recognition came in 1984, when Mykal Rose and the other Black Uhuru members (Duckie Simpson, Puma Jones, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare) won reggae’s first Grammy award for the album, Anthem. But the story doesn’t begin with Black Uhuru. In 1976, Mykal Rose was already a seasoned performer, having honed his skills by performing on Jamaica’s hotel circuit. When an early incarnation of Black Uhuru (Ducky Simpson and Errol Nelson) approached Mykal to join the group, he already had several solo singles to his credit. These include the original “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” and “Clap the Barber,” both recorded for producer Niney The Observer, and “Running Around” for Winston Campbell.
Black Uhuru’s first full length was released in 1977 and called Love Crisis. It was produced by King Jammy (then Prince Jammy), and the big hit of the album was “I Love King Selassie.” But it was not until the Showcase album was released in 1980-with a new lineup of Mykal Rose, Duckie Simpson, and Puma Jones-that Black Uhuru reached their creative peak. Heartbeat reissued the set on CD (Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, HB 18), which includes the massive 12″ singles “Shine Eye Gal,” “General Penitentiary,” “Plastic Smile,” and of course, “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.” At the forefront of the recordings and live shows was the charismatic Mykal Rose, who had incredible stage presence and a vocal style all his own. So popular was his trademark sound that singers like Don Carlos, Junior Reid, Yami Bolo, and others embraced it as the “Waterhouse” sound.
Throughout the first half of the 1980s, Black Uhuru continued their success with albums on Island Records-Sinsemilla, Red, Chill Out, and Anthem, along with compilations, dub albums, and live albums. They became the best-known reggae act since Bob Marley and won the first reggae Grammy for Anthem in 1984. Even today, Island continues to capitalize on the group’s success by re-compiling and re-releasing the group’s Island years material.
With lead singer Mykal Rose seemingly at the top of his game, he parted ways with Black Uhuru, with the intention of redefining his musical direction as a solo artist. In the early 1990s, Mykal Rose suddenly appeared on the scene with new material including Jamaican singles produced by Sly & Robbie (“Monkey Business,” “Visit Them,” “One a We Two a We”), and three albums (Proud, Bonanza, and King of General) released in Japan.
As a solo artist, Mykal regularly tours the U.S. and Europe and has maintained his Jamaican fan base with hit singles on the island and abroad. He is a modern roots singer and fits perfectly into today’s scene. With a glorious past and a wide-open future, Mykal Rose is truly a reggae superstar.
Twitter – twitter.com/MykalRose1
Soundcloud – soundcloud.com/mykal-rose
Google Play Music – play.google.com/store/music/artist/Mykal_Rose?id=Adwfaeqtonbkuhgu7uanj2gmn7q
iHeartRadio – www.iheart.com/artist/michael-rose-22725/
SLY & ROBBIE – (SCROLL DOWN FOR CLICKABLE LINKS)
Sly Dunbar (drums) and Robbie Shakespeare (bass), the arrangers, producers, songwriters, session musicians and developers of raw talent, are widely acknowledged as ‘the world’s greatest rhythm section’. ‘The Riddim Twins’ have been together for over 35 years….between them they are estimated to have played on or produced over 200,000 recordings. Their list of collaborators is veritable who’s who – there’s every prominent Jamaican artist from Beenie Man to Sean Paul to Peter Tosh, Don Carlos, Michael Rose, Junior Reid, Shaggy, Cherine Anderson, Bitty Mclean, Black Uhuru, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Ini Kamoze; and they have played with and produced artists such as Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Grace Jones, Paul McCartney, Carlos Santana, Sinéad O’Connor, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, UB40’s Al Campbell, Joe Cocker, No Doubt, the Fugees, Michael Franti, and countless others.
Sly and Robbie, affectionately known as the Riddim Twins, are perhaps the premiere architects of the modern sound of Jamaican music. Building on the cornerstones of Studio 1 and other early pioneers of the Jamaican recording industry, Sly and Robbie became the driving force behind the fabled Channel 1 sound that dominated reggae throughout the late ’70s and early ’80s. Subsequent work, most notably with Peter Tosh and Black Uhuru, set the pace for the changing sound of reggae in the post-Bob Marley era.
Sly and Robbie also have an extensive tour history on the world stage. Their group the Taxi Gang includes a horn section and features an ultimate lineup of top Jamaican recording musicians. Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang have recently been top performers on the Tribute to the Legends, the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Reggae in the Desert and Reggae on the River in the US. They tour North America, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, and China. When Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang perform their music is far outside of the box – jazz Reggae – very courageous and experimental. Theirs is reggae music at its highest heights.
Twitter – twitter.com/slyrobbietaxi
Soundcloud – soundcloud.com/sly-robbie
Google Play Music – play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/wst/artist/Avzwfy4zyytf4r253rq3ef7afeq
iHeartRadio – www.iheart.com/artist/sly-robbie-meet-king-tubby-167090/
EARL ZERO – (SCROLL DOWN FOR CLICKABLE LINKS)
Earl Anthony Johnson was born in Greenwich Town, West Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Zero began his recording career with Bunny Lee, who produced his self-penned ‘None Shall Escape The Judgement’. The song was given to Johnny Clarke, who had previously enjoyed hits with producer Rupie Edwards. While Clarke’s career took off, Zero had to wait until 1975 when, with singer/producer Al Campbell, ‘Righteous Works’ became a substantial hit.
Guided by Tommy Cowan of Talent Corporation, he recorded ‘Please Officer’ and the legendary ‘City Of The Weakheart’. The song was covered with a slight variation to the lyrics by fellow Talent Corporation recording star Jacob Miller and was included on the release of his album Killer Miller.
By 1976 Zero had joined Bertram Brown’s Freedom Sounds for the release of ‘Get Happy’ and was reunited with Al Campbell for ‘Heart Desire’. In the following years, his output remained steady: ‘Visions Of Love’, ‘Pure And Clean’, ‘Shackles And Chains’, ‘Jah Guide’ and ‘Blackbird’ earned him cult status.
In 1979 he recorded with the Soul Syndicate, featuring Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis, George ‘Fully’ Fullwood, Tony Chin, and Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, who also produced the session. In the UK, ‘City Of The Weakheart’ was released as ‘City Of The Wicked’ as a discomix through Greensleeves Records. The songs were featured on Visions Of Love, which surfaced in 1979 along with remakes of his earlier recordings, including ‘None Shall Escape The Judgement’, ‘Shackles And Chains’, ‘I No Lie’ and ‘Please Officer’.
He later relocated to Northern California and built up a reputation as a leading artist on the region’s reggae scene. In 2014 Earl received several legend awards at The Tribute To The Legends Festival in San Diego.
Web – www.earlzero.com
Soundcloud – soundcloud.com/earl-zero
Google Play Music – play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/wst/artist/Aokazzifuzrp4m2zgbgvthvjxsi
iHeartRadio – www.iheart.com/artist/earl-zero-113387
PURE ROOTS – (SCROLL DOWN FOR CLICKABLE LINKS)
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 make 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 & JR Records. The songs are available internationally on iTunes and most major media sites and have received airplay 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, Protoje, 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. Pure Roots 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 Guests HD” featuring Harrison Stafford from Goundation & Earl Zero. April 2017 Pure Roots toured with the legend Bunny Wailer on his West Coast USA Tour. In June 2017 Pure Roots headlined San Francisco Pride Festival Main-Stage with over 300,000 in attendance and was also featured and interviewed live on KTVU2 Fox News. In 2018 Pure Roots toured with Alborosie on his California Roots Presents West Coast tour, selling out many shows. Pure Roots with Amlak Tafari, are currently in the studio working on the album “Youth Rising,” featuring Junior Reid, Ken Boothe & other guests. The single “Higgler Move” mixed and mastered by Scientist is set to release with a music video in Summer 2019. Keep a close eye out for this hard-hitting band.
Twitter – twitter.com/PureRootsBand
Soundcloud – soundcloud.com/purerootsband
Apple Music – itunes.apple.com/us/artist/pure-roots/id494365166