Sunday, October, 14 2018
ABOUT• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via Ticketalternative.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 6pm on day of show
Sun-Dried Vibes provide a fresh twist to the reggae/rock genre with their high-energy live performances that crank out infectious sing-a-longs laced with a positive message. SDV will be heard, since their inception in 2010 the group has performed around 275 dates a year. The trio of road warriors have two full length albums under their belt and a new one in the works for 2018. The new album, “Stay Hopeful” is anticipated to drop in Fall 2018 featuring some of the biggest and best names in the American Reggae/Rock Scene such as Rebelution, The Movement, Tropidelic, Bumpin Uglies and more. The album was tracked by Jeff Leonard and Eric Rickert at Ocean Industries Studios (Charleston, SC) and Echo Mountain Recording Studio (Asheville, NC) and was mastered by Chris Gehringer of Sterling Sound (New York, NY).
Sun-Dried Vibes took home back to back awards for South Carolina’s Rock Band of the Year in 2012, 2013, as well as 2016, voted on by the SC Music Awards and were voted Charlotte NC’s Best Local Band 2012 by the Readers of Creative Loafing. In 2014 one of the most progressive promoters in the world took notice and added SDV to the major festival ‘California Roots: Carolina Sessions’ sharing the bill with the Rebelution, Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Katchafire and more in Wilmington, NC. This festival along with a 12 show, headlining tour in the US Virgin Islands was the icing on the cake in 2014.
2015 was the year of opportunity for Sun-Dried Vibes. SDV set out on a national tour that summer highlighted by an appearance at the largest reggae music festival in the world. California Roots Music & Arts Festival will took place May 2015 in Monterey, CA and the group was humbled to share the bill with SOJA, Steel Pulse, Dirty Heads, Chronixx, The Roots and many more. 2015 also brought a new opportunity for SDV as the trio was added to a world class roster at SEG: Sweetwine Entertainment Group based out of Denver, CO.
2016 shaped up to be the biggest and best yet for Sun-Dried Vibes as they kicked off the year with a SOLD OUT show in their hometown of Charlotte, NC on New Years Eve. The group follows up the sellout with a 20 show national tour in 9 states including a stop at a SOLD OUT One Love Cali Reggae Fest in Santa Ana, CA. The boys also made appearances at Reggae Rise Up Festival in St. Petersburg, FL, a return to the 3rd Annual California Roots: Carolina Sessions on April 9th in Myrtle Beach, SC and the 5th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival in Monterey, CA. 2016 also included SOLD OUT SHOWS in 5 other major cities (Washington, DC | Atlanta, GA | Wilmington, NC | Columbia, SC | Austin, TX) and support tours for national touring artists Ballyhoo!, Through the Roots & Zach Deputy.
On August 28th 2011 Zach Fowler (Lead Vox/ Gtr), Evan Tyler (Bass), and Alex Winchester (Drums) released ‘Give Thanks’ as their debut album and began filling up rooms along the east coast. On April 8th, 2014 their sophomore album “Back2Square1” debuted on the iTunes Reggae Charts at #6 and the hit single “Young One” ft. Jeremy Anderson (TreeHouse) was featured as the MP3 Leak of the Week by The Pier (www.thepier.org). In 2017, the group experienced their first major line up change and introduced Jono Cheverez to the family as their new full-time drummer. Since then the trio has done several national support tours with Badfish, Through the Roots as well as a few national headlining tours. The band also founded their own music festival in 2017, Surrounded by the Sound Music & Arts Festival. Since then, the bands equity has shot through the roof. The group has completed their 3rd full length album, “Stay Hopeful,” and plans to release in Fall 2018.
It’s not a secret that the Sun-Dried Vibes family includes a very loyal fan base, the higher ups have definitely taken notice. SDV has had the pleasure of supporting major acts of all genres including The Dirty Heads, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Ballyhoo, The Movement, Passafire, The Expendables, Natural Vibrations, The Aggrolites, The Supervillains, Less Than Jake, AWOL Nation, Neon Trees, The Nappy Roots and many more. The group is considered the Pioneer’s of Southeast Reggae/Rock and they intend to continue forging the path for many years to come.
Oogee Wawa is a band with many different influences, fusing reggae, pop, punk rock & hiphop, Long Island New York’s finest manage to bring a high energy stage show with catchy hooks and breath taking harmonies. These touraholics have been all over the road playing over 200 shows a year since 2013 and have had the honor of opening for bigger acts such as: The Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Matisyahu, Pepper, The Wailers, 311 Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Rusted Root, and more. Oogee has been building up a solid fan base and an incredibly strong family of like minded bands that all work together. On a mission to to spread positive, feel good music Oogee Wawa is your go to band for all types of shows, festivals and when you just really need to party. Cheers.
In late August of 2016 Kaya's Embrace released their debut album, BPM. The following year this Atlanta based Reggae-Rock/Alternative band gained some notoriety in their city when Esmerelda,Supersonic & C'est La Vie all made their radio debut on 99x. In 2017 they also shared the stage with artist such as Passafire, The Movement, Iya Terra, The Elovaters, Roots of a Rebellion & more. They wasted no time earning a reputation for their fun stage chemistry, upbeat tunes & energentic live shows. 2018 is already off to a great start with the release of new music,videos & even a new album in the works.
Alex Jay Grossman-Lead Vocals, Melodica & Lyricist
Cody Mcneill- Guitar & Backing Vocals
Shuaib Mushfiq-Tabla, Congos & Bongos
Andrew Buccarelli-Drums & Backing Vocals
Robert Patrick Harrington- Trumpet