House of Shem, Elementree Livity Project, & C LA C I
Live @ Scarlet & Grey Cafe
HOUSE OF SHEM
House Of Shem is an Aotearoa (New Zealand) based harmony trio comprised of Carl Perkins and his two sons Te Omeka Perkins and Isaiah Perkins who are each multi instrumentalist and producers.
Formed 2005 in the rural area of Whanganui, ªThe band embodies elements of roots reggae, pacific reggae and traditional maori music with relatable song-writing that connects powerfully with not only New Zealand and Australia audiences, but reggae listeners globally attracting fans from all areas of the world.
Since bursting onto the music scene with their debut album Keep rising in 2008, House of Shem has released three very successful Albums and built a rapidly growing loyal fan base. Working with Grammy award winning engineers on two albums Errol Brown (Bob Marley, Burning Spear) and James Caruso(Damian Marley, Nas, Stephen Marley) and mixing at Tuff Gong Studios, Jamaica shows how dedicated House of Shem in presenting quality product to the world.
Having obtained two Platinum and Gold albums, Carl Perkins has also been inducted into the New Zealand Music hall of fame with former band, The Herbs.
House Of Shem was the first ever Reggae band in Aotearoa (New Zealand) to debut at number one on the day of release for their album “Island Vibration”
“Hailing from Aotearoa, New Zealand HOUSE OF SHEM will once again deliver Raggamuffin fans and unforgettable performance with their rare mix of power and harmony within their own unique blend of traditional and contemporary reggae styles, do doubt giving the legends of reggae a run for their money.” Raggamuffin Festival liveguide.com.au
“As far as NZ reggae bands go, House of shem would be one of the best, and they have proven that with this second album. Fans will not be disappointed, it is as good, if not better, than their first.” ISLAND VIBRATION review by Fili – mightyape.co.nz
House of Shem’s last album “Keep Rising” was also their debut and it got them worldwide acclaim and fans, as it was easily considered one of the top reggae albums to EVER come out of New Zealand, alongside Katchafire and Fat Freddys Drop’s revolutionary debut albums. BEST OF REGGAE bestofreggae.blogspot.co.nz
ELEMENTREE LIVITY PROJECT
“Combining the best of multiple genres into a cohesive, catchy and memorable sound is not a simple thing to do. Yet, this Cincinnati-based, multi-talented quintet does just that. Fuse “old school” Rock-n-Roll with Jam & Roots and masterfully layer it over a solid Reggae base and you have the distinct sound of Elementree Livity Project. Whether in a room at the back of a coffee house or an auditorium for thousands, ELP brings people together. When the band clicks on all cylinders, it’s noticeable.” – Michael Clare, mikecimages.
Elementree Livity Project has created a recipe for success based on one goal. That goal is simple; to bring the message of Livity to the masses by spreading positive vibes; a message of peace, harmony, & acceptance for all people. It is a message of love & understanding for all. Since taking the stage by storm in 2013, ELP has carved out a space all their own with their whirlwind grooves, electric leads, and thundering bass lines. Already, they have shared the stage with artists like Shaggy, The Original Wailers, MAGIC!, Nahko & Medicine for The People, Fortunate Youth, Keller Williams, Papadosio and The Revivalists to name just a few. After every storm, the sun will shine and the future of ELP is looking bright!
With the release of their ﬁrst oﬃcial EP, “You’re Not Ready,” the band is poised to emerge as a mainstay on the festival circuit. The 5-piece reggae rock dance machine has already performed at major events such as Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival, Resonance Music and Arts Festival, and they also host their very own event, Ohmstead Music Festival. And you can catch ELP at major venues throughout the midwest including: Madison Theater, Bogart’s, The Grog Shop, The V Club, Woodlands Tavern & many, many more.
The members of Elementree Livity Project are: David “Elementree” Danforth (guitar, vocals), Brandon “Bean” Bastin (lead guitar, vocals), Stephen Buttree (sax, ﬂute, keys and vocals), Michael Walker (bass) and Cisco Hughes (drums).
If you are having a bad day go listen to an Elementree Livity Project tune, or better yet go catch a show! You are bound to have a smile on your face and you won’t be able to stop moving to the music.” – Jason Evans, ConcertExposures.com
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