Up-and-coming reggae band Bombafiya, based out of Santa Barbara California, just released their first full-length album Do What makes You Happy! The band consists of lead vocals and guitarist Collin Daniels, secondary singer Benicia Grace, bassist Eddie Koep, drummer Mark Rojas and keyboardist Emmanuel Oliva, all offering a true reggae rock-infused sound! Top Shelf Music is proud to feature this soulful and uplifting reggae album after having the opportunity to sit down and talk to group about the debut.
Bombafiya sets apart from other reggae artists, with their upbeat, heartfelt, rockin’ and meaningful lyrics.
Daniels comments on his musical influences, “My influences root originally from Bob Marley, Jack Johnson, Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse… later I found Cali rock bands, like The Expendables, Rebelution, The Green, Iration, SOJA, Tribal Seeds. And, then other up-and-comers at the time, like New Kingston and Hawaiian bands The Vitals that pushed me towards the new reggae rock movement and wanting to make that brand and style.”
“I’m also pretty heavy rooted in rock and roll,” Daniels continues. “For starters, classic rock like Crosby Stills Nash, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Blue Öyster Cult, Creedence Clearwater Revival. And, then 90s music — Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam… Love all that stuff, but don’t see there is much of a scene for it nowadays. So, I decided to combine my favorite genres and play rock-influenced reggae music, which mainly was inspired by the current bands in reggae rock scene as I mentioned earlier. It all plays a roll.”
Bombifya’s 12-track debut is one of reggae consciousness, wrapped in uplifting horns and dub vibes. From “The Light” at the top of the album, all the way to the ending track “There With You”, Bombfiya is here to help you fight negativity. They “Believe in the Music” — that sweet, “Sweet Reggae”. For those struggling to get their summer off on a good start, allow Bombafiya to realign your chakras with helpful messages in between shredding guitar licks.
Be the first to check out Do What Makes You Happy, out now on all digital platforms! For more information on Bombafiya, make sure to follow the links below.
Purchase or stream ” album:
- The Light
- Be Free
- Kick Rocks
- No Arrow
- California Dreamin’
- Laidback Lifestyle
- Dream Alive
- Family is Wealth
- Believe in the Music
- Mr. Chameleon
- Sweet Reggae
- There With You
Disclaimer: All views presented in this album review are those of the reviewer and not necessarily those of Top Shelf Music.