The Hip Abduction Live at The Kelsey Theater March 14 with Special Guests The Ellameno Beat


St. Petersburg-based indie / alternative sextet touring in support of their fourth full-length release called To the Ends of the Earth

Lake Park, FL – January 30, 2020 – The Hip Abduction (THA) is a band fueled by African rhythms, dub spirit, and roots soul. About to embark on a tour that may not take them as far as their latest release implies (To the Ends of the Earth), they will be making a stop at The Kelsey Theater in Lake Park on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Joining them will be local favorites The Ellameno Beat.

General admission and VIP tickets are on sale – click to purchase now. All ages welcome, doors open at 7 p.m. The VIP experience ticket gives you early access to the show, a custom signed poster, plus a meet and hang with the band prior to the show, which is being presented by Roots Music, Inc. (RMI)  

To the Ends of the Earth is a sonic expedition that shatters genre barriers and aims to guide listeners towards anthemic bliss. It stands as the band’s fourth full-length independent album, and was recorded in Tampa and New York. THA, featuring David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone and tenor saxophone), Cody Moore (keyboards), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals), and Justino Walker (guitar), call St. Petersburg, FL home; they have mined an expansive well of local and global influences to sharpen their signature style on this record.

New describes the sound best as, “an ethereal journey to the ends of the earth,” after which the album was named. The band, along with producers Jackson Hoffman and Ryder Stuart, set out to create a timeless record, remembering back to their early days of informal jam sessions. “It helped us come to terms with who we are as a band, defining our sound. We weren’t trying to sound like anything but ourselves,” says New. To the Ends of the Earth is available online now.

The Ellameno Beat is a band of twenty-somethings hailing from Jensen Beach, Florida. Founded and produced by lead singer Reggie Froom, the group channels an original progressive reggae / roots sound and presence that is the product of a life-long passion for soulful expression through music and the ocean. The band also includes James Rosenblit on drums, Dylon Hixon (bass), and Walker Brantingham on (keys). Their latest release is 2017’s Surface.

Located at 700 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403, in the heart of a budding art district and downtown corridor with a rich history, The Kelsey Theater is known for showcasing national talent, and offers one of the most intimate venues in all of South Florida. Their mission is to be a place where the community by large can experience the finest in music, burlesque shows, live reggae music, cabarets, comedy and various other performing arts alongside conventions, weddings and more.

Bringing the best live music to South Florida, Roots Music specializes in event production, artist development, and promotions. With more than 20 years experience consulting in the music industry, RMI is a leader in the area music scene.

For more information, visit or call 561.328.7481.


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Michael Mut
The Hip Abduction

New Years Eve at Guanabanas


Guanabanas Rings in 2017 with Live Music by Moska Project  and The Ellemeno Beat

Reggae / ska and Latin reggae rock usher in the New Year at the Jupiter venue known for both styles

Jupiter, FL – December 8, 2016 – One of North Palm Beach County’s busiest and most well-known live music locales and eateries is hosting a New Year’s Eve bash featuring two of the area’s premiere groups. Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar is presenting Moska Project and The Ellemeno Beat on Saturday, December 31st, beginning at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge to attend; 21 and over are welcome.

Guanabanas features live music several times a week, for happy hour and during the evening. Their monthly Noche Latina, now in its second year, features some of the finest local, regional and international Latin music groups. The venue also hosts occasional charitable events with a musical tie-in called “Giveback Thursdays”, which has raised tens of thousands of dollars for area non-profit organizations and families in need.

“It’s only fitting to end the year and begin a new one with a lineup that best represents what we are all about as a live music venue,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “Moska Project are regulars here at Guanabanas, and their infectious and danceable progressive Latin rock sound is perfect for this occasion. The Ellemeno Beat will drench fans with their island-flavored surf rock energy. They are another mainstay here and fans always enjoy their surf party vibe.”

Moska Project’s style is a blend of Latin rock and reggae enhanced by guitar and saxophone jams. Moska’s organic sound and melodic tunes make them a favorite for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. They list Gipsy Kings, Cultura Profetica, G. Love, Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Cake, Coldplay, and The Doors among their influences. They issued a fourth release album in 2016, appropriately titled Cuatro, their first as a sextet.

The Ellameno Beat has spent the better part of this year playing shows throughout the eastern part of the U.S. Notably, the opened for reggae legends Steel Pulse at the Orlando House of Blues last month. The surf-crazed six-piece band, which song titles such as “6 Foot”, “ Pu in Sai” and “Too Deep”, released the five-song EP Party Wave in 2015.

Guanabanas is located at 960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477. For more information, please visit or call 561.747.8878.



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 there.

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, Pink Purses, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters,Jupiter High Surf Team, Friends of Jupiter Beach, Vita Nova House, Furry Friends, and many others.

For more information, visit or call 561.747.8513.

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