MIKE LOVE w/Dub Inc
Advance tickets $22. Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these times, but that doesn't mean the revolution isn't still brewing. Meet Hawaii's Mike Love - who spreads his positive and powerful message across the globe.
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MIKE LOVE Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these times, but that doesn't mean the revolution isn't still brewing. Meet Hawaii's Mike Love - who spreads his positive and powerful message across the globe.
Love developed a unique style and sound rooted in the spirituality and message-based music of reggae and Rastafari, while also fusing progressive and classic rock, soul, blues, flamenco, jazz, classical, and more. At the core of Mike's music, is healing - he is an active social, animal and environmental rights advocate, using his music as a tool to educate and unite.
Love started playing guitar at the age of 15, and soon after began performing live as frontman for 10-piece band Dubkonscious. He then furthered his talents as a composer/lyricist, arranger and also producer on the band's album At the Foot of the Mountain.
He then began to hone what has now become an internationally recognized, power-packed, one-man-band style show, using looping, multiple instruments and an array of different vocal techniques and musical styles to create a full and powerful sound that belies the fact that he is on stage alone. Love's solo performances have since taken him to some of the largest stages in the world.
DUB INC Originally from Saint-Etienne in France's industrial heartland, Dub Inc fuse classic roots reggae with dub, dancehall, ska, hip-hop and African influences. They create an intoxicating musical hybrid with highly charged and socially conscious songs which have earned them cult status in their native France.
Their wild, high-octane live performances led to an ever expanding and loyal fan base. With a fierce independent spirit and away from the media spotlight, Dub Inc have become the most successful reggae band playing in Europe today, and are now a fixture at major festivals across the world, having already appeared at Paleo, Francofolies, WOMAD and headlined Rototom Sunsplash or Summerjam.
Charismatic lead singers Hakim "Bouchkour" Meridja and Aurelien "Komlan" Zohou sing in English, French and Kabyle (a Berber language native to Algeria). Backed by deep rolling bass (Moritz Von Korff), keyboards (Frédéric Peyron and Idir Derdiche), guitar (Jérémie Grégeois) and drums (Grégory "Zigo" Mavridorakis), Bouchkour and Komlan convey strong positive messages through their striking vocals creating music with a truly universal appeal.
Since forming in 1998, Dub Inc have produced seven studio albums, two EP's and two live albums. Their new album Millions (2019, Diversité) perfectly embodies the potent combination of infectious energy, distinctive melody and engaged, combative lyrics.