Fortunate Youth – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – September 18th, 2014

Fortunate Youth

"Fall with Friends Tour"

Fortunate Youth

New Kingston, Ease Up

Thursday September 18, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available
• All ages

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.
New Kingston
New Kingston
Formed in 2006 in the basement of their Brooklyn home, brothers Tahir (keys), Courtney Jr. (drums) & Stephen (guitar) covered music by the likes of Bob Marley, Earth Wind & Fire, Dennis Brown, Michael Jackson, The Whispers and many more. The 3 brothers, under the watchful eye of their father and bassist, Courtney Panton Sr., called themselves, NEW KINGSTON. Together they incorporated R&B, Hip-Hop and Jazz with their heritage genre Reggae to form their infectious sound.

New Kingston started out by performing in other basements and small backyard parties around town, soon enough New Kingston began a heavy touring circuit supporting Reggae stars such as, Rebelution, The Green, SOJA, Matisyahu, Beres Hammond and Collie Buddz, while also securing spots on notable festivals such as, California Roots Festival, Reggae On The River, Summer Jam Germany, and Uppsala Reggae Festival to name a few.

To date New Kinston has released two full-length albums, In The Streets (2010) and Kingston University (2013) with a third studio project slated to release later this year.
Ease Up
Ease Up
From the sunny beaches of San Diego to the city streets of L.A., Ease Up has firmly established themselves among the many reputable entertainers in the West Coast Reggae-Rock community by planting seeds of aggressive punk rock, high-energy ska, all while implementing original roots and rockers reggae.

With a sharper edge, and a reputation for being the life of the party both on and off the stage, Ease Up’s distinctive stage presence puts the party back into its fans and onlookers, taking you back to the days of house parties, all-night ragers, backyard barbeques and crazy summer nights.

Ease Up has independently released two EP’s, “If You Only Knew” and “On the Fly” and are cultivating the fruits of their labor with the release of their debut full-length self titled album on March 4th, 2014, written and recorded with Lewis Richards at 17th Street Recording Studio in Costa Mesa.

Their previous EPs have received significant accolades, and represented the evolving passions of the individual band members.

The debut album features members of Seedless, The Dirty Heads, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Fortunate Youth, Long Beach Dub All Stars, and Micah Brown.

Ease Up has shared the stage with a growing repertoire of bands including The Expendables, Fishbone, The Aggrolites, The English Beat, C-Money & The Players Inc, Pato Banton, and more.

Grab some buds and brews, cruise to a show near you–and remember–when life gives you lemons, pack some frosty greens and Ease Up.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/