Iration, California’s sensational alternative reggae artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Newport Music Hall!
The band was formed in Isla Vista in 2004 by Cayson Peterson, Joseph Dickens, Joseph King, Adam Taylor, and Micah Pueschel. They’re all childhood friends who grew up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa Barbara. The band’s been through a few line up changes over the years and it currently consists of Joseph (drums), Joseph King (engineer), Cayson (keyboards, synthesizer), Micah (guitar, lead vocals), Adam (bass), and Micah Brown (lead guitar, vocals). Their musical style falls under the sunshine reggae category (a subgenre of reggae music that emphasizes positive messages, a light and easy sound, and a pleasant island vibe) and is a blend of reggae, dub, and rock music. It wasn’t long before they became a hit on the Californian college circuit and were critically acclaimed in the media. The Santa Barbara Independent said, “There's something to be said for any band that can capture the undivided attention of a crowd full of drunken Isla Vistans, especially when there are kegs to be tapped and cops to avoid. But roots reggae rockers Iration manage to 'do it' on a regular basis.” They’ve had a stellar career with 4 studio albums, 3 extended plays, and 4 singles.
Don’t miss your chance to see the artists who are at the forefront of sunshine reggae!