J Boog w/ Hot Rain, Army and DJ Bushy Bush

MyxedUp, Mountain Lion Promotions, The Clinic and Reggaemovement.com Present

J Boog w/ Hot Rain, Army and DJ Bushy Bush

Sat, October 20, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

Cervantes' Other Side

Denver, CO

$20.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 16 and over




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J Boog
J Boog
J Boog is a man of many influences. The singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, California. Growing up in the rough streets of Compton, the strong sense of tradition and culture that J Boog absorbed from his family was instrumental in his path to stay off the
streets and begin a successful music career.

At the age of four, after hearing his older sister playing the piano, he developed an interest and started watching her and learning about music. Soon, J was singing along to the notes & melodies he heard his sister play. A while later, she brought home a Bob Marley song book. Even at this young age, J knew Bob's name and his music. Upon hearing his sister begin to play, something clicked inside J. He hasn't been the same since.

The first time J Boog performed in front of an audience, he was nine years old. It was a large family reunion at a church and there were about 200 people present. J's mother and sister insisted for him to sing Whitney Houston's "One Moment In Time" and J obliged them. Though he was nervous, it went quite well.

J Boog's music career became serious in 2005, when a couple of brothers from his neighborhood brought him to one of J's favorite artists, George "Fiji" Veikoso". The two began working together immediately and J ended up moving to Hawaii in 2006 to continue developing his craft. After releasing his debut album "Hear Me Roar" in 2007, he joined the musical family Wash House Music Inc, a record label based in Hawaii and San Francisco.
A year later, in 2008, J Boog met Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage and there was an instant chemistry. Gramps was keen on working with J, and set out to make a way. Shortly after, Gramps, J Boog and other Wash House family members were in Jamaica recording in such prestigious places as Bob Marley's "Tuff Gong" Studio, Don Corleone's "Hit Maker", Bobby Digital's "Digital B", Shaggy's "Big Yard", Sugar Minott's "Youth Man Promotion" and more.

The results are apparent when listening to Boog's new music. It is authentic Island Music and genuine Jamaican reggae at the same time. Truly a new and exciting combination. There is a natural theme to Boog's writing: love. It recurs throughout his work and never once seems contrived. When you listen, you will feel he truly knows matters of the heart.

These days Boog is either in a studio, on a stage or catching a flight. Radio interviews have become a daily thing and it's a little overwhelming for the young artist, though he has been smart enough to keep his humility. He has a great sense of humor and an even better sense of reality. He can be overheard saying how blessed he is on a daily basis. It's easy to see why J Boog has been winning over fans when you meet him. He has the right spirit and attitude to carry him to the next level.
J Boog's new album, "Back Yard Boogie" released on September 27th 2011, debuting at #1 on the iTunes & Billboard Reggae Charts. The album features guest performances from the likes of Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, Fiji, Spawn Breezie, Jah Maoli, and Jacob Hemphill of SOJA.
Hot Rain
Hot Rain
6 piece reggae band from the island of O'ahu.

Carl Noa: Guitar + Vocals

Crystal Nakamaejo: Vocals

Jorell Nacapuy: Keys + Vocals

Chris Rod: Keys + Vocals

Blaine Mateo: Bass

Leslie Ludiazo: Drums
Army
Army
Army (Fritzmaurice Williams) was born and raised on St. Croix, Virgin Islands. He began his musical journey at the age of five as a member of the youth choir at the church his family attended. Little did he know that he was laying the foundation for what would become a very promising musical career. Determined to explore a variety of styles, he learned to play the saxophone, became a member of a jazz band and sang in various local bands. After relocating to the New York City, completing his education, and serving in the US Army (which is how he got his name), Army returned home and became deeply involved in the local reggae scene.

In the early 70's, Jamaica was bubbling with an incredible amount of untapped musical and vocal talents. That same level of energy, enthusiasm and potential is present today in the Virgin Island of St. Croix. Army is to be counted among the many conscious singers and players of instruments from St. Croix who are worthy of international recognition. The voice of Army first surfaced several years ago on the famously vital (though obscure) compilation "Eastbound". Soon after, Army contributed several selections to the "Homegrown" compilation album. In 2000, Army's first album -"Yesterday's News" - was released on Glamorous Records, with production provided by Dean Pond. In 2002, Army linked up with Dub Rise Records who released his second album, "Struggler", along with a re-release of "Yesterday's News." 2003 saw Army releasing the single "Calling Jah Army", a powerful duet with Luciano. This year, Army's song, "I Don't Know" is included on Bambu Station's acclaimed compilation, "Talkin' Roots II."

With this solid foundation of tunes under his belt, Army embarked on the recording of his highly anticipated third album, "Rasta Awake." Largely produced by legendary guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Tuff Lion (of Bambu Station), "Rasta Awake" is a masterpiece of all-live instrumentation roots reggae. The 13 tracks on the album capture Army at previously unseen creative heights. His poetic songwriting challenges and connects with the listener in a way that few other songwriters are able. Army's voice - while influenced by such artists as Nat King Cole, Dennis Brown and Freddie McGregor - is unique in all of contemporary reggae with its amazing ability to be both deeply soothing and intensely energizing.

With a voice as invigorating and free as the wind, and with word sound utterances that penetrate hearts and minds, Army's mission is clear. He is firmly committed to using his music as a weapon in the war for spiritual renewal and justice for all peoples. As Army describes: "I want to send positive universal messages to people through my music, without the commercialism we see so much today… For me the music is a healing. I feel that the music healed me, took me to places where I could have not necessarily have been without it. I also feel that if someone could walk away with some type of healing, (that) they could be touched in some kind of way, they could associate themselves with some aspect of the music and then say 'wow,' maybe I'll make it after all. If I could shine some light some how, I would know that I have done something." Army continues to do something special for all those with ears to hear this unique and much-needed voice.
Bushy Bush
Bushy Bush
Dj Bushy bush Government Calvin Wynter second and last child to mamma Yvonne. Born in Spanish Town St Catherine Jamaica june 6 1979. The Time I spent growing up in Jamaica make me the person who I am today, When I was 10 years old my moms decided that it was time for me and my brother to move to the states so we moved to Brookly NY in 1992. My whole life change everything seems bigger, more opportunity everthing was more easy. I give thanks every day that I have the Mother that I have She did it by herself without my father, i consider my moms daddy and mommy. In 1995 I went to Jersey to visit Family and I got linked up with a Local sound system based in Somerset name Desperado, This was the start of something great. I took time to learned the business, time to listen and learn from other selectors that was apart of the sound. Unfortunately Desparado was short live so i knew i had to keep it moving I took a 2 years break god bless me with a little baby boy i had to spend the time with him just to watch him grow and learn, i have no regrets. I use music to voice my opinion music is a big part of my life i couldnt give it up i had to get back out there. being the go getta that i am and the striver for better i wanted to do somthing bigger than i ever done with my music career. I link up with a Jersey Base promotor name Smiley this dude was huge he started what allot of dem now a days wanna be sounds is doing in jersey today. Snowhite sound system is the sound that is responsible for my career, I've played with sounds like Stone Love, Metro Media, Bass Oddysie, just to name a few i am not a just come Dj I've put in my time and i will continue to do this i love what i do and this is why i do it. Starting out as a DJ have help me to learn and understand what it takes to make good music and appreciate these artist for what they are doing. Five years ago i couldnt write a good song but the time that i've put in with playing and learning music has enable me to do this. I love Djing and i will continue to do it but my goal right now is to push my own music. .. .. ..
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/