This band is composed of dedicated musicians, committed to bringing heart-throbbing, inspirational music to the people, ( Bass Driven ) rhythms, and conscious lyrics. Influences- Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Black Uhuru. ( Bass Driven ) ENERGY.
Drums- Vince Brown / Guitar, background vocals- Gregg Wright / Keyboards- Oscar Williams / Bass Guitar and lead vocals- Elisha Isarel, Percussions.
Elisha Israel & AZ-ONE ( Live ), all songs streamed at cdbaby.com
Elisha Israel & AZ-ONE / Crucial Times, songs are not yet available for streaming, new release.
Best Reggae / World Beat, Klammies music Awards, 2001
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Nominated-whether droping serious messages ( and ultraserious bass lines ) with a song such as "NO M...Nominated-whether droping serious messages ( and ultraserious bass lines ) with a song such as "NO MORE WAR" or breaking into a delightful smile that lights up entire venues, Elisha Israel puts his heart into every tune AZ-ONE plays. After several line up changes, the band has focused more on its original tunes, and its conscience-tugging messages, presented in highly danceable form, keep fans coming back. Nominated- 2001.
BEST REGGAE / WORLD BEAT, KLAMMIES MUSIC AWARDS /2000
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NOMINATED- as its name implies, AZ-ONE, is a unity- focused band that places its lyrical attention o...NOMINATED- as its name implies, AZ-ONE, is a unity- focused band that places its lyrical attention on positivity and social consciousess. Charismatic basstist-singer, Elisha Israel leads the roots-oriented group into its 12th year of delivering Marley-influenced traditional tunes. ( nominated ) best Reggae / World Beat, music. ( 2000 ).
CD REVIEW:Elisha Israel & AZ-ONE ( Live )
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This Kansas City reggae crew has it all going strong with this six-song (live) release. It's a full...This Kansas City reggae crew has it all going strong with this six-song (live) release. It's a full-tilt island storm of rhythms and thrills combine with uplifting, heartfelt lyrics. Elisha Israel leads his shifting cast of musicians, deep into the heart of the caribbean for his particular politics of dancing, and manages to put the bounce right up front with his passions. AZ-ONE lights a fire, and the audience gladly jumps right in. The CD starts with a call-out to all the party people, How you doing tonight" It's a challenge to the audience to grab hold and to hang on tight. It doesn't let up until the potent pulse of " NO MORE WAR" rumbles to a halt. The album's sound quality is surprisingly topnotch condsidering it was recorded live. In fact, if it wasn't for the audience acting up in places, it would be easy to forget that the music was performed live at all. (Jeff Brown).
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Experience, AZ-ONE. few acts have as mush fervor and feel as this top reggae group. Their explosiv...Experience, AZ-ONE. few acts have as mush fervor and feel as this top reggae group. Their explosive mixture and texture of traditional reggae leaves the audience dancing the night away with the feel of a Caribbean island. Tradition, culture, and great music, we be jammin, AZ-ONE...
Winner! / Best Reggae / World Beat, Music (2004)
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Winner! of the, Midwest Entertainment Music Association Award. Best Reggae / World Beat Music, Augu...Winner! of the, Midwest Entertainment Music Association Award. Best Reggae / World Beat Music, August 1st (2004). Omaha Nebraska.
ASCAP AWARDS WINNER!
Three time, ASCAP award winner!02-03-04.
Twenty to twenty five songs per show, sets are usually 45 minutes to an hour long, some times 2,3 or 4 sets are required per show, depending on contract. We do some covers,which include, some of Reggae greatest hits, Johnny be good, Exodus,
Buffalo soldier, I shot the sheriff, to name a few,
plus our set of Orignial music.
Move your feet
When you believe in Jah
Anywhere you run
I take you there
Pass the Cutchie
A lie has been told
Johnny be good
Babylon trap them
No women no cry
Justice will prevail
Got to be ture
No more war
I shot the sheriff
Big ship (dub).
There are no upcoming dates at this time.