Heritage

Heritage

 Destin, Florida, USA
BandAlternativeReggae

alternative/Reggae/Rock

Biography

Formed in Okaloosa County, Florida, HERITAGE broke into the Island/reggae/rock scene in 2009 with their debut album, Natural High. This album mixes several different backgrounds including Southern Californian Tony Verecchia's easily digested vocals. With standout tracks like "Sanctuary" HERITAGE can count on an abundance of future success!

In 2007, three guys in a North Florida backyard with a ukulele and a set of bongos, played just for fun at bbq's and open houses with family and friends. Before they knew it, they were performing at local bars and events in Northwest Florida. With the addition of Hunter Dawson, a guitarist with a rock/alternative style, Billy Kernen a reggae rock drummer, bassist, Matt Moore, they bring both a flavor and appeal to the masses. They eventually started recording their original songs, producing an authentic sound, which is now HERITAGE. Today, HERITAGE is sharing their passion and love for music on the Gulf Coast. Heritage is gaining ground quickly throughout the US and continues to share good vibes and positivity.

Although HERITAGE is comprised of very different ethnic backgrounds and personalities, the synergy between them is extraordinary and comes together on stage, creating a dynamic visual/musical experience. They cited influences like Bob Marley, Incubus, 311, Sublime, Ben Harper, the Police and the Cure. Best of all they created their original music which is contagious to all who watch them perform. Their fans would say that their music would be considered as alternative reggae rock, giving HERITAGE widespread appeal and bridging the gap between an array of musical influences.

Lyrics

Broken Pieces

Written By: Tony Verrecchia

Chords: Gm/C/F/Am/Dm/Gm/A7/Dm

Verse 1:
There's nothin left of me these days
Because your stuck in all your selfish ways.
You won't change for me and thats way too easy to see. So I guess you weren't the one for me.
I really tried to give you my best.
I gave you my love in every breath.
But you wanted more so your walkin out that door,
Leaving my broken heart on the floor.

Chorus:
So now I'm left to pick up the pieces,
while I'm still falling apart.
I'm trying to pick up the pieces,
the pieces of my broken heart- oh my broken heart now.

Verse 2:
And now i don't know what to do with myself,
I can't take back all of the feelings i felt.
I gave you all my love and I watched you rip it up,
so i guess it wasn't good enough.
I miss you so much baby.
But you didn't know how to love me.
I said I miss you my baby.
Why couldn't you just love me?

Chorus:
So now I'm left to pick up the pieces,
while I'm still falling apart.
I'm trying to pick up the pieces,
the pieces of my broken heart- oh my broken heart now.

Natural High

Written By: Tony Verrecchia/ Damien Kealoha

Verse 1:
Let us elevate your mind,
while you liscen to these positive vibes.
Kick back and unwind while you give into this natural high.
So hold on cause here we go, movin your body and you loose control.
Because we all enjoy the flow, playin that music that can move your soul.

Chorus:
With that sweet sweet sound.
Go ahead and get up while we get down.
Feel the rythm bumping through the ground.
They're gonna hear us on the other side of town.

Verse 2:
We're gonna rock it all night.
Let go of your body and let your mind take flight.
Cause it's a very short life,
So don't you stress don't you waste no more time. We're gonna keep this vibe movin on, payin tribute to the original gong.
Much respect to rasta king, and we gonna leave yall with one more thing.

Chorus: Repeat.

Smile

Written By: Tony Verrechia

No I, I don’t know what you’re going through
No, all that I know is that it’s bothering you
So I hope you don’t mind if I remind you
Of why it’s so important to follow your truth

So smile, so smile
Nothing’s gonna ruin your day
So smile, so smile
No one’s gonna take that away
So focus on the positive sign
And maybe you will find your natural high
Oh, you might as well let go
Of what is pulling you down

So stand up right and don’t pout
Oh no, don’t you pout
Because man becomes what he thinks about
I say it again, man becomes what he thinks about

So smile, so smile
Nothing’s gonna ruin your day
So smile, so smile
No one’s gonna take that away
So smile for you, sometimes the only thing we can do
Is just smile, so smile, welcome the brighter day

Yes you, you can choose
What you’re addicted to
Now no one else makes your life
No, it’s all up to you
So never let your mood turn sour
Oh no, never sour
And try not to forget to stop and smell the flowers, flowers

So smile, so smile
Nothing’s gonna ruin your day
So smile, so smile
No one’s gonna take that away
So smile with me
While we’re skankin, feeling irie
So just smile, so smile
You look better that way anyway

Nothing’s gonna bring me down
Nothing’s gonna make me frown
I’m feeling like I got the world on a string
I know that life is such a beautiful thing

Discography

NATURAL HIGH
1. Smile (EP)
2. My Way
3. Close Encounter
4. Sexy Girl Ride
5. Natural High
6. Addiction
7. Broken Pieces
8. Hawaiian Superman
9. No More

OUT HERE...
1. Spread Love
2. Styrrer
3. Simplify
4. Dreadlock Holiday (10cc cover)
5. Rebel Music
6. Good Love
7. Slowdown
8. Chessboard
9. Financial Genocide
10. It All Comes Down
11. Down Like Dis
12. Out Here...

Set List

Our typical set consists of 10 to 15 songs including mostly originals and a few of our remixed covers. Our sets last approximately 1 hour to 1 1/2 hour, depending upon the venue. We cover a wide range of song genres anywhere from Pop, funk, rock, Reggae and Soul.

Out here
My way
No more
I hear music
Wiseman
Ain't no
Love song
Harvest time
Bad fish
Stand tall
Rat race
Simplify
Anywhere
Time bomb
Ashes
No cocaine
Walking
Message in
Sons gonna
Every time
That's all I need
Get away
Jamming
Call on me
Down down
One day
Sanctuary
Egos
Beautiful
Santaria
Dance all night
Vibe out
Chessdoard
Natural high
No woman
Spread love
Financial
Dread lock
Styrer
Down under
Sexy girl
Good love
Soul shake down
Slow down
Better days
It all comes