BORN AND RAISED ON THE WEST COAST AND INFLUENCED HEAVILY BY HIS POLYNESIAN UPBRINGING, J BOOG IS UNDOUBTEDLY ONE OF THE TOP REGGAE SINGERS IN RECENT YEARS. MENTORED BY ISLAND REGGAE ICON FIJI, HE FINE TUNED HIS SOUND AND STYLE CREATING A UNIQUE BLEND THAT TRANSCENDS ACROSS CONTINENTS. EARLY ON IN HIS CAREER, A CHANCE ENCOUNTER LED J BOOG TO CONNECT WITH YAMI BOLO AND GRAMPS MORGAN, WHICH THEN TOOK HIM TO JAMAICA WHERE THE REGGAE SINGER FOUND HIMSELF WORKING IN THE HISTORICAL STUDIOS OF BOB MARLEY, DON CORLEON, BOBBY DIGITALS, SHAGGY, AND SUGAR MINOTT. THIS EXPERIENCE NO DOUBT PLAYED ANOTHER KEY ROLE IN THE FLAIR OF BOOG’S MUSIC. HIS DEBUT ALBUM, HEAR ME ROAR, DROPPED IN 2007 AND A FEW YEARS LATER HE RELEASED BACKYARD BOOGIE, WHICH INCLUDED MEGAHITS LIKE LETS DO IT AGAIN PRODUCED BY DON CORLEON AND SUNSHINE GIRL PRODUCED BY GRAMPS MORGAN AND FEATURING PEETAH MORGAN. AMIDST THE 2020 GLOBAL PANDEMIC, LET’S DO IT AGAIN EXPLODED ON TIK TOK VIA A VIRAL DANCE BY STRANGER THINGS NOAH SCHNAPP EVEN GARNERING THE ATTENTION OF HIGH-PROFILE CELEBRITIES LIKE CHARLI D’AMELIO AND JASON DERULO. THE POPULAR TRACK CURRENTLY BOASTS OVER 75M VIEWS ON YOUTUBE AND CONTINUES TO CHART ON THE ITUNES REGGAE CHART EVEN TODAY. A YEAR AFTER ITS RELEASE THOUGH, BACKYARD BOOGIE EARNED J BOOG THE BEST ENTERTAINER AT THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE AND WORLD MUSIC AWARDS IN CHICAGO. WASH HOUSE TING WAS RELEASED IN 2016 AND FEATURED TRACKS WITH VETERAN REGGAE BAND MORGAN HERITAGE AS WELL AS DANCEHALL LEGEND BUJU BANTON. THE ALBUM TOPPED BILLBOARD REGGAE ALBUM CHARTS AND WAS LATER NOMINATED FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM AT THE 2018 GRAMMY AWARDS. HIS EP ROSE PETALS WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT THE 2017 GRAMMY AWARDS AND ALSO TOPPED US BILLBOARD AND ITUNES REGGAE CHARTS. J BOOG’S REPERTOIRE BOASTS TRACKS WITH SOJA, IRATION, TARRUS RILEY, THE GREEN, FIJI, CHAKA DEMUS, RICHIE SPICE AND MORE. HE HAS TOURED ALL OVER THE WORLD, INCLUDING EUROPE, AFRICA, DUBAI, NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN AND OF COURSE ACROSS THE US. HE’S PERFORMED AT FESTIVALS LIKE CALI ROOTS, ONE LOVE NZ, GOOD LOVE, REGGAE RISE UP, ONE LOVE CALI, ARIZONA ROOTS, DRY DIGGINGS, AND THE MAYJAH RAYJAH TO NAME A FEW. IN 2021, J BOOG RELEASED THREE SINGLES [SIVA MAI FT. SIAOSI, AIN’T NO LOVE LIKE, AND FREE OF DEM]. HE EVEN HOSTED A DANCE COMPETITION FOR SIVA MAI THAT GAINED ENTRIES FROM DANCE CREWS ALL OVER THE WORLD. HE WAS ALSO NOMINATED FOR MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT THE ISLAND 98.5 ISLAND MUSIC AWARDS IN HONOLULU.
Likkle Jordee, born Jordan Ramirez is a reggae artist coming out of O’ahu Hawai’i. Jordee has really set the tone with his original, authentic reggae sound. Jordee’s passion for Reggae music started at the age of 18 when his stepmother, Kim Ramirez (finalist on Hawaii Stars) gifted him his first microphone. In 2014, he met Isaac Tuli aka Tuli Ranks (Compton, CA) where he was introduced to the world of Reggae. After studying reggae and its history he grew an appreciation and deep love for the music and began to craft his own unique style.
In 2016, Jordee was discovered by Eli Mac and in 2017 Jordee featured on her album ‘Tricky One’ with their single titled “Nighttime Session”. Two years and three singles later, he released his first album/EP ‘Brand New’ produced by Hawai’i’s own Lapana Ieriko aka Pana, Likkle Jordee has had the honor of sharing the stage with some of Hawai’i/California biggest household names such as: Eli Mac, The Green, Rebelution, Inna Vision, Through The Roots, J Boog, Collie Budz, Josh Tatofi, Fia and more.
Brother Jerome is a powerhouse Reggae outfit from Northern New Jersey that infuses Soul, Rock and Latin influences with a socially conscious intention to bring people together through healing and mindful music. The group was formed by Singer-Songwriter Ryan Bria (Guitar/Vocals) when the singer realized the fluidity of expression that the Influence of Reggae and Soul brought to his writing both musically and lyrically. In early years the group toured nationally as far west as New Orleans, and began codifying their sound and live performances. After releasing their debut album “Progress” in 2018 which was praised as “antidote for a bad mood” and “a beacon for societal change” by AXS and having singles debuted by Rootfire and Top Shelf Reggae, the group spent the next year refining their sound through extensive touring in the northeast supporting titans of Reggae such as Sublime with Rome, Steel Pulse, Ziggy Marley, SOJA, Morgan Heritage and many more. All the while the group continued to evolve, recruiting New Jersey/New York Reggae Veterans Ramsey Norman on Drums/Vocals and Steve Capecci on Bass (who’s credits include artists such as Larry MacDonald, Pilfers,Full Watts Band and Kiwi). The combined chemistry amongst the current lineup illuminates their live performances and new material which are overflowing with striking musical prowess. Most recently, while putting together their second full length album, Brother Jerome was awarded the “Best Emerging Artist Award” at the 2019 Richmond International Film and Music Festival strengthening the stellar momentum the band has already established. The group continues to inspire audiences up and down the east coast with their powerful lyrics and energizing live performances.