Ital Vibes, Prime Livity, For Peace Band

Wed, May 18, 2016

7:00 pm

Yost Theater

Santa Ana, CA


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Ooklah The Moc, formed in 1997, hails from O'ahu, Hawaii and is known internationally for their roots-dub-reggae sound. Through the years and several lineup changes, Ooklah has become a strictly reggae band and has settled on its present 8-person lineup in 2000. Their roots are with punk rock music, however, over the years have morphed into a roots sensation.

Ooklah The Moc has played shows all over O'ahu, Maui, Kaua'I and the Big Island. They have likewise opened for many international artists such as Michael Rose, Many members of the Marley Family, Yami Bolo, Gregory isaacs and Wailing Souls, Aswad and many others.

The name name Ooklah The Moc comes from a cartoon, Thundarr The Barbarian. A post-apocalyptal world with Thundarr (a sort of robin hood) riding around with his sidekicks, princess Ariel and Ookla the Mok.

With over a decade of experience, four studio albums and performances with the some of the biggest names in reggae, Ooklah has a bright future.
Ital Vibes
Beginning in February of 2011, Ital Vibes (formerly known as High Tides) formed through a series of experimental jam sessions. Initially, the band consisted of 3 members, Aaron Valdez, Marc Donini, and Kennedy Peneueta. Once the potential to create serious music came to fruition, the band began expanding. Soon after, other high school friends came into the picture. The addition of a lead guitar, bass, a horn section, and percussion added a new dynamic to the band. Together they've blended their eclectic influences from traditional Roots to contemporary styles of Reggae to harness a sound all their own. Throughout the year, Ital Vibes have played shows with many up and coming bands such as, Fortunate Youth, The Simpkin Project, Sono Vero, Arise Roots, Sand Section, Rian Basilio & the Roosters and also artists like Bushman and Johny Osbourne. This group of young artists have made original music together and have built a loyal fan base in the Southbay area.
Prime Livity
For Peace Band
For Peace Band is a group of musicians that perform the art of roots/rock/reggae music. In the year 2013, they experimented with their sound of live music at many rehearsals. Instantaneously, They began playing at numerous venues on the island of Guam. After enduring the club circuit, For Peace collaborated with local hip/hop group LGpro at Yigo Amusment Park for their first concert with the masses. Furthermore, the bands main objective was to promote their dominion of writing more original songs before the end of the year. To maintain their persistence of playing live reggae music, the group traveled to the Hawaii Islands to perform with many local acts such as Kapu System, Irie Souls, The Vitals, The Ionz, The Up Heights, The Uprights and many more. Thereafter, the band came back to Guam with a irrevocable passion to write a full length album. In the summer of 2014, For Peace Band released "Forwards Ever" that peaked at #9 on the Reggae iTunes chart on it's first week. Subsequently, the group continues to collaborate with non-profit organizations and conventions wherever they're acquired or needed. Also, For Peace is working on their sophomore album "Always Love" and pending other releases for the future. Welcoming the new year 2015, For Peace Band will be collaborating with International artists Josh Heinrich and Skillinjah on January 16th at Trench Fest. For Peace Band would like to thank Kahmeleon Productions, The Three Moons, Guam Massive Soundsystem, CAlibis Clothing, friends, and family for supporting the for peace movement.
Venue Information:
Yost Theater
307 N. Spurgeon St.
Santa Ana, CA, 92701