Luckyman Presents Fortunate Youth

Luckyman Presents Fortunate Youth

Josh Heinrichs, SkillinJah

Fri, November 30, 2018

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

Club Red - East Theater

Mesa, AZ


This event is 12 and over

Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs. Rising from various bands, they've created a phenomenal 6-piece masterpiece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. Combining rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos, and heavy keys separates Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream reggae band. With their high energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan. Fortunate Youth's objective is to ensure a performance that leaves you feeling euphoric and curious of what might happen at the next show.
In 2011 they supported Tribal Seeds on their nationwide Tribal Youth Tour to spread their conscious music to the nation. F.Y. linked up The Green, from Hawaii, for a Midwest/Westcoast run before jumping back in the studio to record. They have hit the masses promoting only their 6-song EP titled "Up-Lifted EP" and just released their full-length album, "IRIE STATE OF MIND" on July 1, 2011. Fortunate Youth will also be touring very heavily through 2011 including a Naitonwide CD Release Summer Tour.

Upon Releasing their full-length album they quickly rose to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and also locked in a #13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. Receiving great praise for early success Fortunate Youth strives to spread their interpretation of Reggae music to Music Lovers worldwide.

Fortunate Youth toured very heavily in 2012 supporting Headliners such as The Expendables and Tribal Seeds. FY also headlined their own Nationwide Summer of Sweet Love Tour proving they can pull their own weight as well. Making their first international departure, Fortunate Youth played 4 shows in Costa Rica spreading the love of reggae music internationally.

2013 release, "It's All A Jam", hit numerous charts including #1 on Billboard Reggae Charts, #10 Billboard Pacific Heatseekers Chart, #23 Billboard National Heatseeker Chart along with #1 on iTunes Reggae Charts and #46 iTunes Overall Charts.

FY followed the album release with a 55-Show nationwide Headline Tour in which many shows were sold out including the amazing Cali Roots Festival in Monterey, CA.

They have had the honor to share the stage with bands such as Groundation, Toots & The Maytals, The Green, The Wailers, Katchafire, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, Pepper, Dirty Heads, Natural Vibrations, Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Sashamon.
Josh Heinrichs
Josh Heinrichs
Josh Heinrichs is the former lead singer and songwriter of the band Jah Roots and owner of GanJah Records since 2001. Josh left Jah Roots in 2009 to pursue a solo career and work on blossoming his label. Since, he has released five Top 10 debuting albums of his own and 3 other artists(SkillinJah, 77 Jefferson & Lance Sitton) albums all to Top 10 releases as well on his label. On March 26th,2013 Heinrichs "Rooftop Session" EP debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and at #2 on Billboards Top Selling Reggae albums. It was also featured for over 13 weeks on the front page of iTunes Reggae alongside Snoop Lion, Fortunate Youth and Major Lazer. Josh's 2nd EP of 2013, 'High On Love' was released Aug 6th and debuted at #4 on iTunes Reggae Charts. Heinrichs has toured successfully as a solo artist. Touring the entire USA & Hawaii multiple times. Heinrichs toured California with Ooklah The Moc in 2010 with a finale show at the world famous Roxy Theatre (West Hollywood). Heinrichs toured Florida and Georgia in December 2010 with MTV alumni Jimi Haha of the band Jimmie's Chicken Shack. Heinrichs has also toured in Hawaii three times between 2009 - 2011, solo in 2009, with Cas Haley in 2010 and with J Boog and Anuhea in 2011. In 2011 Heinrichs embarked on a coast to coast USA tour w/ Mike Pinto ending with a cd release show in DiPiazza's in Long Beach,CA. In April 2012, Heinrichs had Junior Marvin of Bob Marley & The Wailers join his band for a special 1 night only sold out performance in Josh's hometown of Springfield,MO. In 2012 Josh also toured Florida with Bam Margera & also performed at the California Roots Festival & Reggae In The Hills Festival with his GanJah Records label mates(77 Jefferson, Lance Sitton and SkillinJah) and also did a special benefit performance with Kyle McDonald and C-Money of Slightly Stoopid in Seattle. In 2013 Heinrichs was a main stage performer at The California Roots Festival and has also performed a summer long tour with West Coast Reggae heavyweights, Tribal Seeds. In March 2014 Josh performed a special 1 night show in Honolulu,HI with Father Psalms backing band at The Republik. In May 2014 Josh performed again at The California Roots Festival on the main stage.
Midwest reggae music is reaching a new frontier and SkillinJah is blazing the trail. SkillinJah may seem new to the reggae scene, but is really going on
his 15th year in the business. Despite having over 200 singles
recorded and released through various labels (VP, Sony) and with
notable producers (Dean Frasier, Donahue Baker) & doing multiple stage
shows from Jamaica to New York(Sumfest, Sting) it seems people are
just now starting to catch on to his undeniable talent and skill that
he has had plenty of time to perfect. With the release of his latest 2
albums in less than a years time,(Emergency Spliff & Reality) on his
former Jah Roots bandmates label, GanJah Records, SkillinJah has seen
2, iTunes & Amazon Top 10 best selling reggae album debuts and 3
official music videos as well (Emergency Spliff, Skilla Dan Dem &
Ganja). SkillinJah, who was on a hiatus from performing live for a few years has recently been performing live again at select shows, with every crowd member singing along to his songs, already knowing them
word for word... It seems it's only a matter of time before the rest
of the reggae world will catch on and fall in love with SkillinJah as
Venue Information:
Club Red - East Theater
1306 W. University
Mesa, AZ, 85201