Big Mountain plus Pacific Vibration

Big Mountain plus Pacific Vibration

Sat, March 5, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Club Fox

Redwood City, CA

$20 adv / $25 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Big Mountain
Big Mountain
Big Mountain is an American Reggae/pop band known for its cover version of Peter Frampton's "Baby, I Love Your Way," which became a Top 10 hit single in the U.S. in early 1994, reaching No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 on Mainstream Top 40 and No. 2 for the year of 1994 in the UK. The band appeared at both the 1994 and 1995 Reggae Sunsplash festivals in Jamaica. In 1998 Jamaican drummer/producer Paul "Groove Galore" Kastick replaced Carlton "Santa" Davis as full-time drummer and primary producer in the group. Kastick spearheaded the production on the next six Big Mountain albums, spanning from 1998 and 2007. After 10 consecutive years of touring, Big Mountain decided to take a break in 2005.

During the period between 2005 and 2013, Big Mountain would occasionally reunite for primarily international live performances and various benefit causes. In 2013, Quino, Hyde, and Kastick reformed the band with an extended lineup including Carlos Arias (bass), Richard "Goofy" Campbell (keyboards), Reggie Griffin (guitar, saxophone), Stephen Kamada (guitar), Danny Lopilato (guitar, vocals), Tim Pacheco (percussion, vocals). This lineup recorded the band's next album. Further lineup changes have ensued, and the band now consists of Quino, Kastick, Campbell, Lopilato, Pacheco, Luis Castillo (was added as a second keyboardist and vocals to replace Michael Hyde when on tour with Ziggy Marley) and Michael Ortiz (bass), with Andre Sias joining as a second drummer to cover Kastick when on tour with Ky Mani Marley and Maxi Priest.
Pacific Vibration
Pacific Vibration
Pacific Vibration is a soulful reggae band based in San Francisco Bay Area. The band plays original, rootsy, California/Island style reggae with touches of soul, funk, folk and rock. The band is fronted by Kerry Wing, a singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, and Randy Nakamura, a Hawaiian born singer-songwriter and Ukuleleist. Their music always gets the crowd moving, it is upbeat yet conscious with "lyrics that are aimed to make a change in the world”, according toChuck Foster of The Beat Magazine.

In 2014 Pacific Vibration released the album Irie Feeling. Three songs off the ten track album made CD Baby's Top 10 Reggae Singles for the first two months of it's release. The album has been played on radio stations locally and internationally. Their song, Everyday Angel, was on the Bay Area's commercial radio station, KFOG 104.5FM, and was featured on theirLocal Scene 11 compilation album.

Kerry Wing has performed Pacific Vibration's music across the US and internationally in India, Europe, Africa, Central and South America. The band has played at many venues and festivals such as Slim's, Yoshi's, The Catalyst, Club Fox, The Biltmore, Reggae In The Park SF, UC Davis' Whole Earth, Monterey Bay Reggae Fest, and Mt Shasta World Music Fest.

In 2003, Pacific Vibration met and became friends with Mikey Dread (reggae singer/producer who also worked with The Clash). The band went on to open up for Mikey Dread at many shows up until his passing. They have also shared the stage with many artists including Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Big Mountain, Sizzla, Beenie Man, Long Beach Short Bus (members of Sublime), The Expendables, The Coasters, Eek A Mouse, and Luciano.

In 2014 Pacific Vibration released the album Irie Feeling on the SF label, Warrior Monk Records. Three songs off the ten track album made CD Baby's Top 10 Reggae Singles for the first two months of it's release. The album has been played on radio stations locally and internationally. Their song, Everyday Angel, was on the Bay Area's commercial radio station, KFOG 104.5FM, and was featured on their Local Scene 11 compilation album.
Venue Information:
Club Fox
2209 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA, 94063
http://www.clubfoxrwc.com/