The Catalyst

Common Kings

Common Kings

Inna Vision, Analea Brown

Mon, September 3, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$22 in advance / $25 at the door

Tickets at the Door

This event is 16 and over

Common Kings
Common Kings
Common Kings’ style and music is a collection of inspirations orchestrated into an array of head rocking beats, feel good vibes, and emotional fever. Their crazy, fun-loving attitude compliments Common Kings’ live sound, producing phenomenal pop hits with rock, reggae, and R&B influences. These influences originate from each band members love for various genres, and widespread knowledge of music.

The majority of Common Kings were born in the South Pacific, and raised in Orange County, California. Growing up with households full of colorful personality and vibrant passions for music, Common Kings’ members naturally grew up forming individual musical paths. This musical journey involved mimicking and listening to artists such as Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Geourge Benson, Jim Croce, Michael Jackson, The Who, Led Zepplin, Gypsy Kings, Earth Wind and Fire, Bob Marley and more. The culmination of these musicians explains exactly who the Common Kings are.

Where everything comes to a point is through lead singer Sasualei “Jr King” Maliga. Jr King is perhaps one of the most powerfully impressive vocalists amongst today’s leading artists. Born with this untrained raw-talent, Jr King’s singing ability seems boundless, as he amazes listeners with a wide range of belting notes and soulful passion. His humble demeanor off-stage needs no introduction as to when the band is rocking out on-stage creating a young, wild, and free atmosphere.

With the current success of reaching over 350,000 single downloads, partnered with a live performance matched to none (recently showcased as a supporting act on Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 World Experience Tour), Common Kings looks to keep the momentum alive while preparing for their first Album drop in fall of 2015.
Inna Vision
Inna Vision
A decade after Inna Vision was born on Maui, the roots reggae band continues to motivate and elevate consciousness by spreading Aloha and positivity to the masses.

Founded in 2008 by lead singer and bassist Koa Lopes, now Reggae/Dancehall artist “Inna Vision” has played more than 100 cities across America with friends Tribal Seeds, Katchafire, Fortunate Youth, New Kingston, Bambu Station and The Steppas. Inna Vision has shared stages with Damian Marley, SOJA, Rebelution, Collie Buddz, UB40 and wrapped up a wild 2015 supporting three back-to-back tours with international reggae icon J Boog. Determination and persistence has brought Inna Vision to stages such as Reggae on the River, California Roots Festival, Reggae on the Hills, Pure Aloha, One Love Festival and Hawaii’s Mayjah Rayjah.

Born “Michael Kamakoakeauoliokekai Lopes” music began at an early age. Growing up on the second largest Hawaiian island “Maui,” ukuleles, surfing and reggae concerts was natural lifestyle. At the age of twelve “Koa” started his first bands playing for school functions, local concerts and graduation parties. Was not long before traveling out of Hawaii became frequent just to watch his favorite reggae artist perform live. In 2005 after a trip to “Tribute to the Legends Festival” in San Diego, Koa returned with the name “Inna Vision” and a vision to take his passion for music to a world wide stage.

From 2008 to 2018 Inna Vision recorded a catalogue of four full-length albums, 5 EP’s and numerous singles that have impacted iTunes and Billboard international charts. Inna Vision’s tracks cracked the iTunes Top 10, Youtube videos viewed more than 500,000 times and is one of Pandora’s most streamed Hawaii reggae stations.

Inna Vision has currently released a five song EP “Highest Grade” followed by Highest Grade headline tour performing through North America. The project is considered a cross over release with a fusion of Reggae, Dancehall and Hip-hop. The evolution of music has got the attention of artist, producers and fans from United States, Caribbean, Asia & Europe.

Inna Vision’s full length album “Link Up” is set to drop summer 2018!

“Reggae Music makes us feel like we can’t die. To be blessed with the gift, lift up spiritualist, through the speakers abyss, that is where we will be.” - Reggae Lives.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/