Dirty River Reggae Fest at Guanabanas October 7

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Julian Marley Headlines 6th Annual Dirty River Reggae Fest at Guanabanas October 7

Event presented by Roots Music, Inc. features reggae royalty, nationally-touring acts and local faves in an all-day, all-ages free show beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Jupiter, FL – September 20, 2018 – One of South Florida’s most popular roots and reggae festivals returns to Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar for a sixth straight year, this time featuring one of the genre’s most popular and recognizable names, Julian Marley. This event, sponsored by Corona Light, will also feature SOWFLOMoska Project, Artikal Sound System, Spred the Dub, and Roots Shakedown, and will be hosted by LanceO from Kulcha Shok. Free admission and all ages are welcome; Guanabanas is located at960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“We are very stoked to have Julian headline this year’s festival, which will be a treat not just for reggae fans, but fans of music in general,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “I’m equally proud to showcase all the other acts in what will surely be our best line up yet.” Cahur heads up Roots Music, the Jupiter-based music management, production and promotions company that organizes the festival. He’s also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas.

As a son of Bob Marley, Julian is well-known to fans throughout the world. A musician, singer / songwriter and producer, he’s also a humanitarian, contributing to relief efforts in Haiti, as well as youth programs in his native London. He’s been active as a solo artist or in collaboration with his Marley siblings since releasing his 1996 solo debut Lion in the Morning. Ju-Ju, best known for blending reggae with ambient psychedelia, is currently touring the U.S. with the dub / electronica masters Thievery Corporation. Additional information available here: www.julianmarley.com.

SOWFLO are South West Florida’s rock / reggae musical torchbearers. Based in Naples, FL, the band have been crisscrossing the American mid-west this summer, promoting their full-length debut Such is Life and their latest single called “If You’re Lost”. The quintet’s sound is equal parts rock, reggae, acoustic, hip-hop, dub, and surf, mixed in with good vibes and ganja. More details: www.sowflo.com.

Based in Jupiter, Moska Project specializes in Latin reggae / rock. Semi-regular performers at Guanabanas, particularly during the monthly Noche Latinaseries, the band recently released a new single called “Al Viento” (“To the Wind”). The six-piece’s sound is an amalgamation of Latin / reggae / rock artists such as  Oscar de LeonGilberto Santa RosaGipsy KingsGLoveBen HarperThe DoorsCakeFishboneFaith No More, and others. Additional info: www.moskaproject.com.

Artikal Sound System fuses American, Jamaican and Hispanic reggae cultures. They perform nationally and internationally, and have collaborated with artists from the world reggae scene including: The AbbysiniansApple Gabriel of Israel Vibration, and Biggz General, a descendant of Bob Marley. Their latest release is called “Crave You”, and the band regularly performer throughout South and West Florida. More details: www.artikalsoundsystem.com.

South Florida’s Spred the Dub are known as purveyors of “Good Time Reggae”, which essentially combines elements of soul, funk and R&B over a foundation of rocksteady, ska and roots reggae. Based in Palm Beach, they are regulars throughout the West Palm and Fort Lauderdale reggae scene. Their latest release is called Friends and Enemies, which is their third release overall. Learn more at www.spredthedub.com.

The roots / reggae / dub / indie quartet Roots Shakedown also call Palm Beach home. Listeners have been captivated by their dynamic live shows and memorable, sun-drenched hooks. The band can be seen at most major college towns and festivals throughout the Sunshine State. To find out more about the group, please visit their website: www.rootsshakedown.com.

The R3 Foundation will be on hand to raise money for a water bottle filling station initiative aimed at local schools. For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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Mishka Returns to Guanabanas August 4

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Reggae Singer / Songwriter Mishka Returns to Guanabanas August 4

Nationally and internationally touring artist with ties to the Caribbean a favorite of local music fans

Jupiter, FL – July 23, 2018 – Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar music fans cannot seem to get enough of Mishka. The reggae / soul / acoustic troubadour who last played in the area in November of 2017, will return to the Jupiter venue for an intimate performance on Saturday, August 4, 2018, beginning at 9 p.m. The show is free and open individuals 21 and over. Guanabanas is located on the Loxahatchee River and near the Jupiter Inlet at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“Very few performers that come through here exude such soul and grace,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “Mishka is an amazing performer and we are lucky to have him this and every time. This show is not to be missed.” Cahur heads up Roots Music, Inc., which is based in Jupiter and for 20 years has offered music management, production and promotions services. Cahur is also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas.

Born in Bermuda, Mishka was raised in the Caribbean. He launched his career in earnest with the 1999 release of his self-titled debut. Since then, the artist he has been on both major and independent labels, and his songs have been featured on sound tracks in films and t.v. all over the globe. Winner of the iTunes Singer Songwriter of the year award for his digital-only collection of acoustic songs called Guy with a Guitar in 2009, Mishka’s songs have topped the Billboard Magazine Reggae chart three times.

He’s shared the stage with artists ranging Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Zac BrownDirty HeadsMatisyahu, to John Brown’s BodyBurning SpearSlightly StoopidSly and RobbieThe Roots, and Donovan. Mishka recorded and produced latest effort Roots Fidelity – a nod toward 70s dub / reggae – with his cousin Alec in Maui, Hawaii. Mixed in the UK by the prominent engineer Prince Fatty, the 12-song collection features a collaboration with the Legendary Horseman, and several tracks with backing vocals by famous UK reggae singer Earl 16.

Mishka, a past guest on county superstar Kenny Chesney’s SiriusXM channel “No Shoes Radio”, has become a favorite of the program, placing nearly 40 of his songs on the show’s playlist. Mishka will be performing cuts from his entire catalog, which features several singles, EPs, and full-lengths on August 4 and on the previous evening August 3, during which he will be embarking on an exclusive, sold-out sunset boat cruise aboard the PonTiki with fans.

For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT                                                                                                            
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3rd Annual Guanabanas Jerry Garcia Bash July 29

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3rd Annual Guanabanas Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash Set for Sunday, July 29

All-day celebration of the music of the Grateful Dead and its legendary leader to feature seven acts

Jupiter, FL – July 10, 2018 – Jerry Garcia once said of the Grateful Dead: “We’re like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.” There must be hundreds of licorice aficionados in and near Jupiter given the reaction to and popularity of the first two Jerry Garcia Birthday Bashes at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477). This year’s event is being sponsored by Boulevard Brewing Company and Suerte Tequila.

“We’re excited to be once again paying tribute to the godfather of the jam band scene with a celebration that includes seven of the best South Florida jam bands around,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. The music begins at noon, there is no cover, and the show is all-ages. There will also be vendors selling jewelry, accessories and Dead merch. There will be a Boulevard craft beer tent, as well as a Suerte Tequila tent.

Based in Delray Beach, Unlimited Devotion has played in each of the previous two Guanabanas Jerry bashes. UD, very popular throughout the U.S. and especially South Florida, are not a traditional Grateful Dead tribute band. They don’t emulate the band’s song book as much as interpret it, expressing themselves through improvisation. Band interests include: jazz, table tennis, team snoring and synchronized yawning. More info: www.facebook.com/UDMusic.

Equal parts fruit, band and transforming mechanized battle robot from another planet, Guavatron is a fusion four-piece based in West Palm Beach. With emphasis on improvisation, Guavatron creates a fresh sound at every show while keeping their roots of dance, rock, electronica, and funk involved. They are another act to have played Guanabanas’ Jerry fests one and two. More details are available at guavatron.bandcamp.com.

The Daniel Heitz Band is the first of four newcomers to the party. Led by their guitar prodigy namesake, the Orlando-based trio combines blues, soul, bluesrock and funk to form a Southern-fried, axe-driven powerhouse. DHB play extensively throughout Central Florida and will also be making their Guanabanas debut. Learn more at www.DanielHeitz.com.

Uproot Hootenany describe themselves as “roots, folk, Celtic, bluegrass, whiskey-fueled fun” and are based in Deerfield Beach. The four- piece band features some of South Florida’s top string instrument players, love pickin’ and grinnin’, and play originals and inventive covers by everyone from The Rolling Stones to Johnny Cash. They are the third of three bands to have played at each of Guanabanas’ Jerry bashes. More details are available at www.uproothootenanny.com.

The Legacy Orchestra Collective is a festival-style reggae / funk / soul jam band made up of numerous members from local bands that come together to perform original compositions along with many favorites of any era. Based in Clermont, FL, the band lists Bob Marley, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, and Umphrey’s McGee as main influences. More: www.facebook.com/LegacyOrchestraCollective.

Delray Beach is home to Spiral Light, another Jerry bash newbie. A Grateful Dead tribute act, the band’s name is fittingly taken from a line in the outstanding Dead tune “Terrapin Station”. The five-piece band performs regularly throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties, and is available for private parties and events. Learn more about them here: www.facebook.com/SpiralLightBand. They are also making their Guanabanas debut.

Flint Blade is a one-man Chapman stick / vocal performer. His brand of ambient, beat-driven psychedelia with folk, jazz and dub reggae influences make him extraordinarily unique. Flint shares music in love through song, rhythm and harmony. A veteran of several Guanabanas brunch engagements, Flint will be playing a Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash for the first time. Learn more here: www.flintblade.net.

For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve Foundation, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Furry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT

 

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Michael Mut

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info@mutcomm.com    

 


Katchafire Return to Guanabanas 6/15

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New Zealand Reggae Roots Outfit Katchafire’s Legacy Tour Stops at Guanabanas June 15

Band celebrates fifth studio album with U.S. tour featuring special guests E.N Young & Imperial Sound plus EarthKry

Jupiter, FL – June 5, 2018 – Katchfire, one of New Zealand’s most popular touring reggae / roots acts, have quickly become a favorite among the genre’s fans stateside. They are celebrating the release of their latest set called Legacy with a seven-state summer tour, bringing them to Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar Friday, June 15, 2018. The venue is located at 960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477). Special guests E.N Young & Imperial Sound and EarthKry open the evening at 7 p.m. No cover, 21 and over welcome.

“Katchafire just lit this place up last time they came through in March of 2017,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “We expect another white-hot show and are looking forward to their return.” Cahur founded and runs Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based music promotions company active for two decade plus. He also manages live music bookings at Guanabanas and serves as the venue’s lead sound engineer.

Katchafire formed in 1997 as a Bob Marley Tribute band in Hamilton, Aoteoroa, New Zealand. The all Maori reggae band members include father and lead guitarist Grenville Bell, son / lead singer Logan Bell, and son / drummer / singer / songwriter Jordan Bell. The band has opened for such reggae legends  Damien MarleySteel PulseUB40The WailersSpearhead and others. Staples on the California and Pacific roots scents, Katchafire have performed at Glastonbury, and numerous festivals throughout Europe and Brazil.

The new release, which debuted at #1 on the U.S. iTunes Reggae chart and got as high as #5 on the Amazon Best Seller reggae list, features exciting and fresh messages of love, hope, togetherness, and family. The 12 tracks on this album were recorded in numerous studios around the world, from New Zealand and Australia, to L.A. and Hawaii, to Jamaica, featuring collaborations with some of reggae’s finest. The Legacy cover art is titled “War Canoes of the New Zealand Maori”, created by Hawaiian artist Herb Kane.

Born Ian Allan Young and raised near the U.S. / Mexico border in San Diego, CA, E.N Young began playing the piano at age six. He switched to drums at age 12 as a result of an arm injury, and began performing and touring by age 15. He’s also a studio owner (Imperial Sound Recording Studio) and record producer, having worked on tracks for artists such as GonzoLeilaniWolfgrammTatankaMystic Roots BandClear ConscienceRevivalAnimoInna Vision and Skanks Roots. His latest release Call on Me debuted at #3 on the iTunes reggae chart.

EarthKry hail from Jamaica and feature former Edna Manley College of theVisual & Performing Arts in Kingston students Phillip Mcfarlane (keyboards), drummer Kieron Cunningham, bass guitarist Kamardo Blake and vocalist/guitarist Aldayne Haughton. Inspired by Bob Marley and TheWailersThe BeatlesJohn HoltPeter ToshJacob MillerBlack Uhuru and Steel Pulse, the group had cemented a wholesome fusion of roots reggae, souls and rock genres into a fresh but universal sound.

For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
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Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Josh Heinrichs and SkillinJah Play Guanabanas May 31

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Josh Heinrichs and SkillinJah Celebrate the Release of Joint EP Made in California at Guanabanas May 31

Songwriting partners and former Jah Roots bandmates perform together and with special guests Artikal Sound System

Jupiter, FL – May 21, 2018 – If the popularity of Jah Roots is any indication, the combination of Josh Heinrichs and SkillinJah is a winning one. The two reggae solo artists who were once bandmates in the legendary outfit put out several full-lengths together in Jah Roots, and have since collaborated on three other releases. Issued May 20, 2018, the new EP called Made in California also features appearances by Inna Vision and Preston Lee (Ezzrah). Josh and SkilliJah will perform live at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477) with special guests Artikal Sound System May 31, 2018, beginning at 8 p.m. No cover, 21 and over welcome.

“We usually reserve Thursday nights for special occasions and this certainly is one of them,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “Josh and Skillinjah together is pure musical fire – add the guys from Artikal to this explosive combination and we have the makings of a very special night indeed.” Cahur owns and operates Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20+ year music management and promotions company that handles the live music bookings at Guanabanas; he’s also the venue’s lead sound engineer.

Creating reggae music since 2001, Springfield, Missouri-based Josh Heinrichs is not only a successful reggae singer / songwriter, but he’s also a music label head (GanJah Records which he runs along with wife Kaytee), an in-demand touring musician, having toured the entire U.S. multiple times, and hosts is own annual music festival in Springfield called Reggae Fest. Josh has shared the stage with legends such as Ziggy, Stephen, and Damian Marley, George Clinton, The Wailers, 311, Slightly Stoopid and many more. Heinrichs has been featured at California Roots, TX Reggae Fest, Chicago Reggae Fest as well as Wakarusa, Summercamp, Gathering of the Vibes and many others. His release Good Vibes 2016 topped the Billboard Reggae album chart.

Born Kyle Bell in Houston, TX, SkillinJah is also known as Baddaflexx. He became hooked on reggae soon after discovering Peter Tosh’s Equal Rights record at age 11. By the spring of 2000, he had begun performing on the Jamaican dancehall circuit, eventually releasing a single on VP Records. Not long after exiting Jah Roots in 2006, he founded the NYC reggae band 45 Shootout. He’s recorded more than 200 singles and worked with the notable producers Dean Frasier and Donahue Baker. SkillinJah is a regular on the reggae touring circuit from Jamaica to New York to Hawaii.

South Florida-based Artikal Sound System is a multicultural group unites American, Jamaican and Hispanic reggae culture. The perform nationally and internationally and have already collaborated with Redlyte, The Abbysinians, Apple Gabriel of Israel Vibration, and Biggz General, and shared the stage with Pepper, Dirty Heads, The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Yellowman, Less Than Jake, The Aggrolites, and Jesse Royal. Their last three released have hit the #2 position on Billboard’s Reggae chart.

For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve Foundation, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Furry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com

 

 


Noche Latina ft. Electric Piquete and Elastic Bond May 19

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Noche Latina Returns to Guanabanas with Electric Piquete and Elastic Bond May 19

Two prominent Miami Latin funk bands to be featured at the Jupiter waterfront restaurant and live music venue

Jupiter, FL – May 9, 2018 – Electric Piquete return to Guanabanas Island Restaurant for another mid-afternoon engagement 4 to 7 p.m., while Elastic Bond (9 p.m.) will make their debut during the next edition of the popular monthly Noche Latina series on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The award-winning venue is located on the east bank of the Loxahatchee River at 960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477. There is no cover charge; all-ages welcome to the early show and 21+ to the later performance.

“These two prominent Miami acts are sure to light up our stage,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “Electric Piquete never fails to deliver a great time and a captivating performance. Elastic Bond comes in as one of the most well-known acts based in South Florida – I am sure our folks will enjoy their tropical / Latin pop. ”Cahur heads up Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20+ year music management and promotions company responsible for live music bookings at Guanabanas; he’s also their lead sound engineer.

Electric Piquete – twice named “Best Latin Band” by the Miami New Times – is best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin and jazz standards. A powerfully-tight drums / bass / guitar / keys / congas rhythm section sets the groove for a fiery horn section, taking listeners on an Afro-Caribbean journey of sound. They are a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies and rapping on several numbers.

Established in Miami in 2006, Elastic Bond infuses an uplifting sound self-described as psychedelic tropical soul. The band originally started out as aloose studio collaboration between Venezuelan producer-musician Andrés Ponce and Honduran singer-songwriter Sofy Encanto, and soon developed into a unique blend of funk, hip hop, soul and Latin written and performed in Spanish and English.

In 2017, the band released their latest album Honey Bun in collaboration with Grammy-winner Adrian Quesada as co-producer. This album presents an organic soul sound with a glaze of hip hop and it’s the band’s first vinyl release. Elastic Bond notably performed in the 2017 LAMC conference in New York City, Chicago’s Pilsen Fest and in Mexico City at Vive Latino 2018 as special guests of Los Amigos Invisibles, who also featured the in their single “Espérame” from their latest Grammy-nominated album “El Paradise”.

For more information, please call 561.747.8878 or visit www.Guanabanas.com.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com    


Roots / Reggae Week in Jupiter

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Upcoming Roots / Reggae Shows at Guanabanas

Jupiter, FL – March 6, 2018 – One version of the old refrain goes “March comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion”. At Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar, the month of March will definitely roar with the sounds of several high-profile roots / reggae acts, beginning with Iya Terra on March 15Pato Banton and special guest Roots Shakedown March 17, and The Expanders with Sensamotion and Dubbest March 22. All performances begin at 9 p.m. except the triple header on 3/22, which begins at 8 p.m. No cover, 21 and over are welcome. Guanabanas is located on the Loxahatchee River and near the Jupiter Inlet, at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“Our crowd is definitely roots / reggae-friendly, and do we have a very special treat lined up for them,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “In about a week’s time, we will have presented one of L.A.’s premiere reggae acts in Iya Terra, British legend Pato Banton with an outstanding local group Roots Shakedown, and another L.A. reggae revivalist mainstay The Expanders, plus a couple of special guest bands.” Cahur is a Jupiter-based guitarist and the head of a music management and promotions company that boasts of a successful 20-year record. In addition, he serves as the lead sound engineer for Guanabanas.

Formed in Los Angeles about four years ago, Iya Terra take a modern approach to creating conscious sound waves that has them bound for infinite possibilities. In 2016, Iya Terra reached new heights as they toured heavily throughout the western U.S. with bands such as The Movement, New Kingston, and Arise Roots. Their third studio album Sacred Sound, released on March 17, 2017, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae chart. The band’s March current tour has them winding through Texas and the Southeast before heading to Utah and Colorado. More details: iyaterra.com.

Born Patrick Murray in Birmingham, England, Pato Banton was pivotal to the rise of reggae in the U.K. during the 80s. Several high-profile guest appearances, including with UB40 and Chrissie Hines led to his solo debut, 1987’s Never Give In. He then had a U.S. college radio hit in 1990 with a cover of The Police’s “Spirits in the Material World”. He eventually hooked up with Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD organization, which took him on tour across the globe, peforming concerts and working with disadvantaged youths. Still actively touring, his latest release came in 2008: Destination Paradise.

The Expanders are a five-piece unit that pride themselves on representing the “golden era” of reggae. They are currently promoting in support of their latest full-length release, 2017’s Old Time Something Come Back Again Vol 2, as well as a brand-new single called “Blood Morning“, issued last month. The band is John Asher (drums, vocals), John Butcher (guitar, vocals), Roy Fishell (organs), Chiquis Lozoya (bass, vocals), and Devin Morrison (guitar, vocals). More info at theexpanders.net.

For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays.

Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause.

Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ new food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com. The establishment recently launched a new weekend brunch menu featuring Build Your Own Donut and Waffle Bars, $6 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Margaritas, $12 Bottomless Sangria, and more.

For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT                                                                                                            
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com

 


The Movement, New Kingston and Resinated at The Kelsey Theater 11/16

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Reggae Triple Header: The Movement, New Kingston and Resinated Play Kelsey Theater November 16

Tickets for all-ages Thursday night show in premiere West Palm Beach music venue on sale now

Jupiter, FL – October 26, 2017 – Jupiter, FL – October 24, 2017 – Two touring reggae heavyweights (The Movement and New Kingston) and one Florida-grown outfit – Resinated – will come together and play The Kelsey Theater (700 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403) on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in an all-ages show presented by Jupiter label and promotions house Root Music, Inc. Doors open at 7 p.m. and $15 pre-sale tickets are on sale now at tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/287519.

“The Kelsey is the perfect showcase for a night of island-influenced music such as this,” says Roots Music head Matt Cahur. “These three groups are top notch, and high-energy, and will be a treat for fans of roots, reggae and dancehall.” Cahur has been booking, managing, and promoting reggae acts, shows and festivals through Roots Music for nearly two decades. He’s also the talent buyer and lead sound engineer for Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar in nearby Jupiter, and guitarist for the popular roots / rock band Boxelder.

Originally formed in 2004 in Philadelphia, PA, The Movement (pictured below) are now based in Columbia, SC. They are currently on a tour of the East Coast in support of their sixth studio album, Golden, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. The quartet is currently promoting a new single titled “Siren”, which features a collaboration with Stick Figure vocalist and guitarist Scott Woodruff. The Movement is currently working on their seventh full-length release. More information is available at More information is available at www.themovementvibe.com.

Few bands live up to the “family affair” moniker better than New Kingston. The Brooklyn progressive reggae group features father Courtney PantonSr. and brothers StephenTahir and Courtney Jr. The Jamaican-Americans fuse reggae with R&B, hip-hop and dancehall, and are now touring in support of their latest release, A Kingston Story: Come from Far. The “Kingston Fyah” group topped Billboard Magazine’s reggae chart with their previous full-length release, 2015’s Kingston City. Learn more at www.newkingstonmusic.com.

Formed in St. Petersburg, FL more than a decade ago, Resinated fuse pop, soul, funk, reggae, alternative and jam together to form an amped up, sun-bleached sound. The four-piece band have toured the state extensively and ventured out of the area as well, sharing the stage with the likes of The WailersSteel PulseStephen MarleyErykah BaduTalib KweliBallyhoo!, and others. Their latest release Smoke Signals was independently released in 2015; they are currently working on a follow-up. More info: www.resinatedmusic.com.

For more information, please visit www.thekelseytheater.com or call 561.328.7481.

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MEDIA CONTACT                                                              
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Michael Mut
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Mishka Returns to Guanabanas November 11

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Reggae Free Spirit Mishka Returns to Guanabanas November 11

Acoustic reggae singer / songwriter with ties to the Caribbean on tour in support of latest release Roots Fidelity

Jupiter, FL – October 19, 2017 – The soulful artistry of Mishka will once again grace the Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar stage Saturday, November 11, 2017, beginning at 8 p.m. The show is free and open to those 21 and over. Mishka will be performing cuts from his extensive catalog and new release Roots Fidelity, which is a nod toward 70s dub / reggae, issued September 18. Guanabanas is located on the Loxahatchee River and near the Jupiter Inlet – 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

“We’re extremely excited about having Mishka perform here again,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “He was a sell-out for us last time and we fully expect another fantastic turnout for one of modern day reggae’s most innovative voices.” Cahur is also the head of Roots Music, Inc., a Jupiter-based, 20-year music management, production and promotions company. Cahur is also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas and guitarist for the popular Florida roots rock band Boxelder.

Born in Bermuda and raised in the Caribbean, Mishka currently calls the middle of the Pacific his home base. He first came to prominence with the 1999 release of his self-titled debut. Since then he has steadily made a name for himself through subsequent releases and non-stop international touring, culminating with the iTunes Singer Songwriter of the year award for his digital-only collection of acoustic songs called Guy with a Guitar in 2009. Mishka has topped the Billboard Magazine reggae chart three times.

The artist has shared the stage with Jimmy BuffetKenny ChesneyZac BrownDirty HeadsMatisyahuJohn Brown’s BodyBurning SpearSlightly StoopidSly and RobbieThe Roots, and Donovan, among others. He recorded and produced latest effort with his cousin Alec in Maui, Hawaii, and it was mixed in the UK by the prominent engineer Prince Fatty. The 12-song set features a collaboration with the Legendary Horseman, and several tracks with backing vocals by famous UK reggae singer Earl 16.

For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878.

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

Guanabanas’ new food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com. For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT                                                              
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Dirty River Reggae Fest Coming October 8

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Guanabanas Hosts 5th Annual Dirty River Reggae Fest October 8

 

Event presented by Roots Music, Inc. features local and nationally-touring acts in an all-day, all-ages free show beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Jupiter, FL – September 18, 2017 – For five years now, Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar has been staging one of the area’s biggest reggae and roots music festivals. This year, the island vibe-friendly venue located at 960 North Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477, has truly outdone itself. Headlined by music powerhouse Third World, the 2017 edition of the Dirty River Reggae Fest will also feature Locos Por Juana, Spred the Dub, The Ellameno Beat, Sammy J, Oogee Wawa, Herbal Krew, Fireside Prophets, and Brett Staska.  Kulcha Shok DJ Lance O will once again MC the festivities.

 

“Landing a headliner like reggae legends Third World was a huge score for the festival,” says Guanabanas’ Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “This year’s lineup is truly our biggest and best, and is only fitting for a special anniversary that is our fifth.” Cahur also heads Roots Music, a Jupiter-based music management, production and promotions company with a 20-year track record; he’s also the lead sound engineer at Guanabanas.

 

Touring the world for more than four decades from their home base of Jamaica, Third World’s sound is a blend of soul, funk and disco. Probably best known for their hits “Now That We Found Love” (a remake of the O’Jays classic) and “Try Jah Love” (produced by the iconic Stevie Wonder), the band once opened for Bob Marley and the Wailers, charted top 10 and top 20 songs on various American and British pop, R&B and reggae charts, and released 20+ full-length major and independent label recordings. They are currently promoting a new Damian Marley-produced single called “Eyes Are Up on You”. www.thirdworldband.com

 

Founded in Miami in 2000, Grammy and Latin-Grammy nominated Locos Por Juana fuse Latin, Carribean and American rhythms into a unique blend of reggae, cumbia, hip-hop, rock and funk they call “island swing”. Their latest full-length release Caribe features a collaboration with Talib Kweli called “For the Ladies”, and has them touring the U.S. in support. They recently debuted at Guanabanas during a Noche Latina performance and were enthusiastically received by Guanabanas regulars. www.locosporjuana.com

 

Formed in 2007 and influenced equally by Marley, James Brown, The Clash, The Slackers and John Brown’s Body, South Florida’s Spred the Dub peddle their own brand of “Good Time Reggae” music through constant national touring, opening for The Skatalites, Eek-A-Mouse, Black Uhuru and Yellowman along the way. They have a pair of independent full-length releases to their credit, their self-titled debut and Coming Home Drunk, their latest. www.spredthedub.com

 

The Ellameno Beat are a six-piece band from Jensen Beach who play progressive roots throughout their home state of Florida, and up and down the East Coast of the U.S. In their short history they have already supported luminaries such as Steel Pulse, Inner Circle and Matisyahu. Their debut recording Surface, issued in August of 2017, is led by the single “Muse”, and is already garnering positive press reviews and debut at the top of the Billboard reggae chart. www.theellamenobeat.com

 

Australia native Sammy Johnson embraces his Maori and Polynesian roots and mixes together island reggae, soul and jazz with heartfelt lyrics. His sound is exhilarating and intoxicating, and strives to inspire change and positivity through music. His latest release Lion Roar has had him on the road touring the Midwest and West Coast extensively. www.sammyjohnsonmusic.com

 

Long Island’s premiere alternative reggae / hip-hop rockers Oogee Wawa tap the same vein as Sublime, 311 and Slightly Stoopid. Founded in 2008, they have been playing throughout the U.S. and Caribbean non-stop since 2013, performing more than 100+ shows per year. www.oogeewawa.com

 

Herbal Krew has been around the local reggae scene for 20 years. Fronted by legend Clement Aubrey from Sweet Justice, the Krew are one of the hardest-working, authentic reggae acts from Palm Beach County, and will be bringing a full original set of music. www.facebook.com/clement.a.l

 

Fireside Prophets formed in Boca Raton in 2008. They are part chilled-out reggae and part slinky rock, combining classic elements of reggae with hip hop rhythms and the crunchy attitude of 90s grunge. They captured their “Dirty South Swamp Rock” sound successfully on their latest release, the independently-released “Summa Love” single out now. www.firesideprophets.com

 

Roots Shakedown front man and sometime solo artist Staska plays his own brand of sun-burnt folk rock, which combines warm acoustic tones with layers of ambient vocal harmony, subtle percussion, and a heavy beach culture influence. He released a solo EP effort called No Worries in 2015. www.brettstaska.com

 

Event sponsors include Islamorada Beer Company, who will be running a tap takeover and staging a beer tent for the day, Papa’s Pilar Rum (providing a special rum bar with free samples), and Suerte Tequla, who are offering margarita specials.

 

For more information, please visit www.Guanabanas.com or call 561.747.8878.

 

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ABOUT GUANABANAS

 

Guanabanas is an open air restaurant and bar with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Mexican, fresh Florida seafood and traditional fare; a breakfast menu is available Saturdays and Sundays. Guanabanas offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol.

 

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve Foundation, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Furry Friends, and many others.

 

Guanabanas’ new food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing foodtruck@guanabanas.com. For more information, visit www.Guanabanas.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT                                                                                                            
Mut Communications
Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com