Reggae by the Moon

Shakas Live, Hope N Music, and Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest Present

Reggae by the Moon

Tribal Seeds, Pato Banton, The Expanders, Jesse Royal, Kevin Isaacs, Signal Fire, Buddha Council, Empress Michel, Session Rockers, Christos DC

Sat · November 4, 2017

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pm

$25.00 - $100.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Reggae by the Moon
Reggae by the Moon
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
Pato Banton
Pato Banton
To Pato Banton, music seems to be more of a spiritual journey than a just a musical destination. To sit and spend even a moment in the presence of this powerful man's music is what many Pato-ites have considered to be life saving. Which should make him happy since he has stated that his main quest is to bring positivity to the masses. This is what he seems to have done.

Pato's story is one of change and rebirth. Pato went from being a 9 year old "lookout" at illegal parties for his father to being honored at the Reggae Hall Of Fame, the BBC's Lifetime Achievement Award as well as many other honorable achievements for his acts of altruism in the world. Pato gives the gift of music and lyrical genius to his fans, as well as a prayer circle after his show where fans get the opportunity to share stories of their lives and how Pato inspired them to "Stay Positive & Never Give In." Pato plays music, but the ripples set in motion from the message of his music is strong enough to change lives
The Expanders
The Expanders
The Expanders began playing reggae music together in the summer of 2003,
and today are one of the hardest working reggae bands in Southern California.
They have come to be known for their vintage style of reggae, played in the
tradition of classic 1970’s Jamaican groups like The Ethiopians, The Gladiators
and The Mighty Diamonds.
Their music is centered in three-part vocal harmonies and strong song writing,
with lyrics that range from socially heavy to playful and upbeat.
Jesse Royal
Jesse Royal
When Jesse Royal was only a cub, the Lord revealed to his mother that she would have to release one of her sons to the world, proclaiming "he will be a psalmist, declaring righteousness and justice throughout creation." As Jesse matured into a young lion, his mother observed in him a strong sense of integrity and a natural ability to positively affect those around him. But, it was his deep spirituality, passion for life and unique connection to music that would convince her that he was being molded to be used by the Creator.

Jesse David Leroi Grey, aka Jesse Royal, was born April 29, 1989. He enjoyed his early years in the hills of Maroon Town and the District of Orange in St. James before moving in the late 90's with his mother and brother to join his father in Kingston. As fate would have it, Royal developed a special relationship with Daniel 'Bambaata' Marley (son of Ziggy Marley) at school. His friendship with Daniel proved to be fuel to the fire as they shared a deep passion for music and football. Their friendship evolved as they spent a great part of their childhood together. Soon the natural inclination confirmed they were simply brothers with different mothers. As these cubs became lions so grew their devotion to music. With the help of longtime friend Curt 'Qban' White they began composing and creating their own music. And together they proceeded to fulfill what they knew was a predestined musical journey, designed to inspire, engage and unite people beyond all geographic borders.

After Jesse returned home from schooling abroad, he reestablished a relationship with high school friend and young producer Kareem 'Remus' Burrell (son of Philip 'Fatis' Burrell). They began creating and composing music together also, which developed into a Movement as they shared similar views on the social state of Jamaica.

Blessed with a voice that captures the pain and hunger of a 'downtrodden' people; Royal's militant character and profound lyricism caught the heart of heralded reggae producer, Philip 'Fatis' Burrell. Fatis Burrell, affectionately called 'Father' had a great and pure impact on the 'old soul' of Jesse; as he credits him as an invaluable inspiration and one of the most influential individuals that he has ever encountered.

Working with musicians such as Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Donald Dennis, Earl 'Chinna' Smith and Monty Savory; Jesse is currently in the studio putting the final touches on his debut album with producer Kareem Burrell of the XTM.Nation. Jesse Royal also recently released his debut mixtape dubbed 'Misheni', which means 'The Mission' in Swahili.
Signal Fire
Signal Fire
For fans of: SOJA, Passafire, Slightly Stoopid

Signal Fire is a powerful rock/reggae quintet offering the sounds of brighter musical horizons. From the coast of North Carolina, the band stokes the flame of conscientious rock/reggae with danceable rhythms, fervent melodies, and feel-good vibes. In their first two years, Signal Fire has played over 150 shows sharing the stage with acts such as The Wailers, SOJA, Dirty Heads, Fear Nuttin Band, Fortunate Youth and more. Independently touring the eastern seaboard they've performed at festivals including California Roots Carolina Sessions, Mantrabash and Irie Vibes. Signal Fire released their debut album "Ignite" in September of 2013 which charted at #8 on the iTunes US reggae charts. Lit from the embers of reggae, rock n' roll and thoughtful lyricism, Signal Fire has quickly become a musical beacon for a growing number of audiences on the east coast and beyond
Buddha Council
Buddha Council
Buddha Council is the current culmination in musical enlightenment developed by Travis Mansell, John Wilkens, Rhett Walton, Pat Spalding, Aaron Kuklica, James Dale, and Thayer Davis. Together, they represent the heartbeat of a thriving music scene in S.E. Virginia. Their former and current side-projects have contributed to Buddha Council's unique take on the ever evolving reggae genre. Ultimately, the Council seeks positive vibes for both themselves and their audience through their cathartic rhythms and thought provoking lyrics. Their songs aim to meet diverse listeners on their own listening existence, while maintaining a reggae backbeat as the totem to balance out the experience. Their debut album, released in May 2014, recorded and mixed by "Jocko" Randall of More Sound Studios in Syracuse, NY is sure to please old and new fans both in concert and through their speakers.
Empress Michel
Empress Michel
Session Rockers
Session Rockers
Session Rockers is a Virginia Beach-based Roots Reggae band. Originally a three-piece studio unit Session Rockers now consists of eight members (complete with a three-piece horn section) -SR has become a driving force in the east coast reggae scene and amongst the top reggae artist in Virginia are ready to bring there positive love all over the country.
Christos DC
Christos DC
Venue Information:
Shakas Live
2014 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
http://shakaslive.com/