Club Red

Dual Theater Live Music Venue in Mesa, Arizona

J-Boog * Common Kings

Club Red Presents

J-Boog * Common Kings

Hot Rain, Kava Kreation

Sun, October 14, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

Club Red

Tempe, AZ

$20.00 - $25.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

J-Boog - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
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.
Common Kings
Common Kings
Common Kings produce phenomenal pop hits with rock, reggae, R&B and classic soul influences. Lead singer JR King (Hawaii/Samoa), guitarist Taumata Grey (Samoa), bassist Ivan Kirimaua (Fiji/Kiribati), drummer Jerome Taito (Tonga) and keyboardist Erik Pryztulski (Korea/Poland) grew up in dynamic households filled with vibrant passion for music. The Kings individual musical journeys were inspired by artists like Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Jim Croce, Michael Jackson, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Gypsy Kings, Earth Wind & Fire and many traditional artists from the islands. The band's resulting original sound is a collection of these varied musical and cultural inspirations orchestrated into an array of head-rocking beats, feel-good rhythms, and emotional fervor. Their fun-loving attitude and "good vibes" high energy projects loud and clear during Common Kings' live performance experience. With lead-singer Sasualei "JR King" Maliga in the forefront, Common Kings possesses one of the most naturally gifted and powerfully impressive singers in the game today. Graced with a distinctive, raw, organic talent, JR's vocal ability appears boundless as he amazes listeners with his welcoming tone, wide range of rich notes, infectious melodies, and soulful passion. In the studio daily recording their first Common Kings EP, writing like mad with incredible producers and shooting hot new videos, their "formative years" as princes have come to a close and the Common Kings are stepping into their royal rule. You want to follow these leaders.
Hot Rain - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
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
Kava Kreation - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Kava Kreation
Kava Kreation is a musical band of brothers soulfully uniting to spread the word of Peace, Love & Equality through their Island Style Riddimz. Originating from the Islands of Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, and New Zealand just to name a few, their 3 part harmonies and addictive musical transitions continues to blaze stages. On lead vocals, Keola who stems from a long history of musical roots. Included in the vocal front 3 are Lacc who has a smooth RnB/Roots flavor of New Zealand, and a seasoned veteran Preston of Samoa. Take this 3 part harmony and mix it with the back line which includes John on Keys, Drum Master Josh Moore, Rhythm Guitarist Preston Hauck, Bassist Bobbs of Saipan and Lead Guitar Marcus Ketron and you are sure to experience unforgettable musical arrangements that can only be brought to you by KAVA KREATION!
Venue Information:
Club Red
1308 W. University Dr
Tempe, AZ, 85201
http://www.clubredrocks.com/