On Mother’s Day night, Slic Entertainment of San Diego presented Gonzo backed by Beyond I Sight. Known as the “Sade of Reggae,” Gonzo brought his R&B sounding reggae to a very nice crowd. Top Shelf Reggae arrived just in time to catch Iya Terra, a reggae rock band from Los Angeles.
Known as the “Sade of Reggae,” Gonzo brought his R&B sounding reggae to a very nice crowd
Iya Terra presented some songs off their latest album, Full Circle. What a great album, and quite the performance too; although with all the hype going on with American reggae versus Jamaican reggae, it makes it all that much more harder for this reviewer to critique their music. Indeed, the boys used classic reggae sounds, like the buildup and the skank. The bass was dynamite, as was the use of keys. Iya Terra definitely used lyrical Rastafari influence in their songs.
Gonzo had a good amount of support. He played songs off his latest album, Red, and even sang “Farmer” from his days with Fortunate Youth. His former band, Beyond I Sight, from Los Angeles backed him up, and can we here at Top Shelf Reggae say, that Vincent Villagomez is an incredible saxophone player! He even mixed up the tone of the music with an electric wind instrument, otherwise known as an EWI.
Nice performance, boys, and thank you Slic Entertainment for yet another great show!