Inna Vision + Gonzo at Rockbar in Scottsdale

Inna Vision + Gonzo at Rockbar in Scottsdale

Clint Stevens, The Conveyors

Fri, November 2, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 Advanced / $15 Door

This event is 21 and over

Inna Vision
Inna Vision
Reggae/Dancehall artist “Inna Vision” has played more than 100 cities across America with friends Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth, New Kingston, Bambu Station and The Steppas. Inna Vision has shared stages with Damian Marley, SOJA, Rebelution, Collie Buddz, UB40 and wrapped up a wild 2015 supporting three back-to-back tours with international reggae icon J Boog. Determination and persistence has brought Inna Vision to stages such as Reggae on the River, California Roots Festival, Reggae on the Hills, Pure Aloha, One Love Festival and Hawaii’s Mayjah Rayjah.Born “Michael Kamakoakeauoliokekai Lopes” music began at an early age. Growing up on the second largest Hawaiian island “Maui,” ukuleles, surfing and reggae concerts was natural lifestyle. At the age of twelve “Koa” started his first bands playing for school functions, local concerts and graduation parties. Was not long before traveling out of Hawaii became frequent just to watch his favorite reggae artist perform live. In 2005 after a trip to “Tribute to the Legends Festival” in San Diego, Koa returned with the name “Inna Vision” and a vision to take his passion for music to a world wide stage.From 2008 to 2017 Inna Vision recorded a catalogue of four full-length albums, 5 EP’s and numerous singles that have impacted iTunes and Billboard international charts.Inna Vision’s tracks cracked the iTunes Top 10, Youtube videos viewed more than 500,000 times and is one of Pandora’s most streamed Hawaii reggae stations.Inna Vision has currently released a five song EP “Highest Grade” on March 3, 2017 followed by Highest Grade headline tour performing through California, Arizona and Las Vegas. The project is considered a cross over release with a fusion of Reggae, Dancehall and Hip-hop. The evolution of music has got the attention of artist, producers and fans from United States, Caribbean, Asia & Europe.
Gonzo (Tribal Seeds)
Gonzo (Tribal Seeds)
Out of the South Bay Los Angeles area comes a solo artist with a smooth and soulful style all his own. Gonzo, born Ryan Gonzalez, blends a wide variety of musical influences and love-inspired messages to create a unique sound he refers to as "Roots-Reggae-Soul." Within the last few years, his talent has been widely recognized on several levels within the reggae community, opening incredible opportunities for the roots musician still in the young stages of his career.

Best known for having a suave approach to delivering lyrics expressing his love of women and good ganja, Gonzo's musical roots run back to when he was just a child. Inspired by his father's encouragement to become a musical artist at a young age, Gonzo grew up in a household listening to Motown, Classic Rock, Oldies, Salsa, R&B, and Soul. At the age of fifteen he began playing guitar, adding another element in his musical journey. The young musician soon linked up with some high school friends to form his first band, now widely known as Fortunate Youth.

On July 1st, 2011, Fortunate Youth released their debut album, Irie State of Mind, with Gonzo as the lead guitarist and one of two lead vocalists. After two national tours in support of the album, Gonzo parted ways with FY to embark on his solo career. The newly independent artist wasted no time making a name for himself and in December of 2012, Gonzo delivered his first full-length album, Rocksteady, to the masses.

With Beyond I Sight as his "go-to" backing band, Gonzo immediately hit the road to promote his debut solo effort. Soon after, San Diego's Tribal Seeds offered him the position of lead guitarist and back up vocalist for the highly respected band touring year-round out of Southern California. Following a few nationwide tours alongside Tribal Seeds, several solo shows up and down the west coast with Beyond I Sight, and his own set at the annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival in 2014, Gonzo released his second full-length as an independent artist.

His sophomore album, Red, was officially released on June 3rd, 2014, and hit #6 on the Billboard reggae charts. Red and Rocksteady were both produced at Imperial Sound Recording Studio by fellow roots musician and Tribal Seeds member, E.N Young. Released under E.N's Roots Musician Records label, the albums both reached #1 in the iTunes reggae category and continue to be a great representation of Gonzo's talent as an independent artist. Gonzo's solo act made its nationwide debut on the Representing Fall Tour 2014 as he doubled up with an opening solo set backed by Beyond I Sight and finishing off each night showcasing his top-level guitar skills on stage with Tribal Seeds.

To this day, Gonzo continues to tour relentlessly around the nation with Tribal Seeds while seeking any opportunities to showcase his solo talent when his busy schedule allows. Most recently, he has been invited out to the Hawaiian Islands for a run of shows with island natives, Inna Vision and The Steppas. He also just premiered the music video for "Runnin'" off the Red album.

One of the most sought out independent artists in the reggae scene, Gonzo has collaborated and written hit songs with Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth, E.N Young, Leilani Wolfgramm, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Sono Vero and more. The young musician has already accomplished many great things in his short career and plans to stay non-stop for as long as his talent allows. Make sure to catch Gonzo coming to a city near you!
Clint Stevens
Clint Stevens
Venue Information:
Rockbar Inc.
4245 N Craftsman Ct
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
http://rockbarscottsdale.com/