SYNRGY w/ DUBBEST (Free w/ RSVP)

SYNRGY w/ DUBBEST (Free w/ RSVP)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

This event is all ages

SYNRGY (Free w/ RSVP) at Discovery Ventura

Tickets - FREE with RSVP [[before day of show]] or $3 at the door 

Show starts - 7pm

Doors open - 6:00pm, but we are a Restaurant, Bar & Bowling venue thats welcoming you before the event kicks off!

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SYNRGY is a Soul Reggae Rock Group currently based out of Rosarito Mexico, known for high-energy live performances, consistently catchy tunes, and their tour heavy lifestyle over the past ten years.

 

SYNRGY (Free w/ RSVP)
SYNRGY (Free w/ RSVP)
SYNRGY is a Soul Reggae Rock Group currently based out of Rosarito Mexico, known for high-energy live performances, consistently catchy tunes, and their tour heavy lifestyle over the past ten years.

They've toured relentlessly all over the Western half of the United States, having played hundreds of shows in over 19 states. They have two Midwest tours, a Hawaii tour, and multiple West Coast tours under their belt.

They have blessed the stages of renowned World Music Festivals as: Reggae on the River, Seattle Hempfest, Northwest World Reggae Festival, Reggae On The Mountain, and will be performing at California Roots this May 2017.

They've played with bands such as SOJA, Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Katchafire, The Slackers, The Expanders, HIRIE, Through The Roots, Mike Love, and countless other artists.

With three full-length albums (Live in Love, Synrgy Self Titled, and Dream On), two eps (Lost and Found and Summertime), and a very anticipated album in the works, SYNRGY continues to provide their loyal audiences with a very diverse musical catalog.

Their sound spans from traditional Roots Reggae to a smooth Soul Crooner's style that gives them an original flare while still being able to maintain the fundamentals of the Reggae music. Add some Rocksteady/ Ska-esque influence, and some contemporary tones, and you have yourself a good idea of what to expect from SYNRGY.

SYNRGY has roots that span from the high deserts of Arizona to the Redwoods of Humboldt California. From the Oregon Forests to So Cal and Mexican Coastlines.

Originating in Flagstaff AZ in 2007, the group has relocated several times. In 2008, the band moved to Humboldt County into the Redwood Country of Northern California. In 2011, they made another move up to Ashland in Southern Oregon. In 2015, the band relocated again South out of the border to Rosarito Mexico where they are currently based.
Dubbest
Polished to perfection over a three-year period, Light Flashes invokes the spark of inspiration the band felt working with veteran producer Craig “Dubfader” Welsch of 10 Ft. Ganja Plant over at Rear Window Studios in Brookline, MA. As Andrew MacKenzie notes, “It is a powerful name to us, and it tends to catch one’s attention, like an actual flashing light. It’s a great fit for this album. The name and the artwork together help bring out the album’s edge.” They credit Welsch with taking their music to a higher level of musicianship and authenticity, noting how he draws out the best from each band member and employs a large stock of vintage instruments, such as a Hammond B3 organ and 1950s Fender Stratocasters, to convincingly evoke the 1970s glory days of roots reggae and dub. Kevin Metcalfe’s mastering work cemented this old-school sound: he has provided the finishing touch on albums by U.K.’s pop, rock, and reggae luminaries since the 1960s. On the musician front, the band was aided by stalwarts of the Boston scene, including Elliot Martin of John Brown’s Body on backing vocals and 10 Ft. Ganja Plant’s Mark Berney, Jared Sims, and Brian Thomas on horns and Steve D on synthesizer.
The album maintains a fresh and fascinating feel with its contrasting blend of catchy uptempo crowdpleasers and dub instrumentals that manage to stay sunny. Thanks to the professionalism of its recording and arrangements, it stands out as a worthy successor to the greats of yesteryear who guide the band’s aesthetic: Toots and The Maytals, Augustus Pablo, and Gregory Isaacs, to name a few. Crowd favorite “One Thing” closes their shows, but starts the album on the right foot, establishing its dub vibration. The next two tracks, “Spend The Day” and “Weeping Heart,” create a radio-friendly one-two punch through energetic grooves, soulful melodies, and lyrics meant for singing into a lady love’s ear. Another love song, “End Of The Road,” is probably the album’s oldest track and one of many to feature a three-part horn section imported from ska, here as an expression of heightened emotion. On the track, “Give In,” the horns join the bass line to deliver raw power meant to be cranked at high volume. Keyboards take center stage on the space jam “Leaving,” the instrumental “Escape Route,” and the live-show staple “Cross Pollination.” Light Flashes closes with “Leave In Dub,” a track that proves why Welsch’s nickname is “Dubfader”; it also provides the perfect coda to the final song, “By Design,” driven by Elliott Martin’s stellar harmony vocals.
Dubbest has just launched an album release tour that will introduce them to the West Coast territory that put North American reggae on the map, home to heavy-hitters like Groundation, Slightly Stoopid, and Rebelution. Live shows give the band a chance to stretch their legs and revel in spontaneity. They like to expand the dub sections of songs to showcase each performer and surprise the crowd with obscure roots reggae tracks. As MacKenzie puts it, “It’s always an exciting show because you never know what we’ll play.” The combination of this in-the-moment energy with Light Flashes’s studio wizardry and songwriting prowess causes a combustion that propels the band’s musical journey toward timelessness.
Venue Information:
Discovery Ventura
1888 E. Thompson Blvd.
Ventura, CA, 93001
http://www.discoveryventura.com/