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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