sowFLo

sowFLo

 Naples, Florida, USA
BandRockReggae

Run it....

Biography

sowFLo, an acronym for (So)uth (W)est (Flo)rida, from the “Paradise Coast” Naples, FL is a refreshing new take on contemporary Reggae music. With a distinct acoustic surf-rock/reggae sound, sowFLo sings a song of light-hearted melodies, whole-hearted lyrics and good vibrations. “We don’t make music, we create movement.”

sowFLo was conceived in 2009 when Jake Dorris (Vox & Ac Guitar) and Joe Records (Producer/Keys) linked up at a local party. The two began collaborating, and everything fell into place soon after. Already involved in the local music scene, the band was completed when close friends; Andre Beaudette (Drums & Percussion), Daniel Sahin (Lead Guitar), Christian Yacono (Bass & Vocal), and Nick Grim (Trombone) committed to the group.

The young reggae band released their self-titled debut EP in 2010, engineered by 5-time Grammy-winner Marc Lee and mastered by none other than Michael Fuller. Since then, their single "Paradise" has amassed over 130,000 views on YouTube, and is in rotation on Aruba's multiple radio stations. sowFLo made their first appearance in New York on July 15th, 2011 performing live during Red Bull sponsored 2nd Annual Surf Week at the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach.

sowFLo was recently voted #1 SouthWest Florida Reggae Band by over 25,000 online voters for the 1st Annual SPOT Magazine Awards.

Their newest 5-song EP titled "Rising", continues their working relationship with producer Joe Records, Grammy-winning engineer Marc Lee, and legendary Paul Fakhourie whose production credits include Bob Marley & The Wailers, Eric Clapton, Lauren Hill, Julian Marley, Damian Marley, Nas & Damian Marley, and Stephen Marley, among many others.

"Rising" EP is slated for world-wide release on Thursday, July 18th 2013, followed by a 30-day Midwest Tour. Upon their return sowFLo will be sharing the stage with Inner Circle, Tarrus Riley, Dean Fraser, and Rootz Underground at West Palm's Summer Jam 2013 on August 31st, and September 1st, 2013

Together, sowFLo exemplifies the message, “Everything is going to be alright,” and lifestyle of being easy.

Follow sowFLo online at; www.facebook.com/sowFLo and www.twitter.com/sowFLo. Find their debut EP on iTunes, Amazon Mp3, Google Play Music, Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody, Mog, etc...

Lyrics

Johnny West

Written By: J. Dorris, I. Bogojevic

Verse

He just moves where his feet will take him/Bust a fool, snatched their loot, get gone and on the next train/Run and done in pon what street he faced/Catch him on a bad day, you'll find your resting place

Chorus

Johnny West will shoot up your town with a nine millimeter semi-auto round/With a nine millimeter semi-auto round/With a nine millimeter

Verse

Slave to the dark side and shunned by the light within a prison separated by imaginary lines, how devine/The streets are mine he says, with a five-leaf on his breath

Chorus

Johnny West will shoot up your town with a nine millimeter semi-auto round/With a nine millimeter semi-auto round

Verse 2X

Johnny done and slipped up with the police all in his rearview with/The Mexican border right in clear view/Bounty placed upon his head and don't nobody bring him in yet

Chorus 2X

Johnny West will shoot up your town with a nine millimeter semi-auto round/With a nine millimeter semi-auto round

Paradise

Written By: J. Dorris, I. Bogojevic

Verse

How you feelin'...

Still fucked up from the night before/Angel in my bed with her Secret on the floor/A couple roaches on my bed, stand up
And I arise to the Sun shone across my face/The weatherman says it's gonna be a wonderful day/Slip on my suit catch a couple of waves

Chorus

Spent my whole life searching for paradise/Spent my whole life searching for paradise and you know this/Only to find it's where the weary head lays to rest at night oh my/Spent my whole life searching for paradise and you know this

Verse

Can't pay my rent this week, my pocket's laughin' at me yea/My girlie acts all sweet but she's the devil's right hand I swear/So hang me out to dry but it's pouring outside/I shake it off like Sky and in that one wet moment I become aware that I

Chorus

Spent my whole life searching for paradise/Spent my whole life searching for paradise and you know this/Only to find it's where the weary head lays to rest at night oh my/Spent my whole life searching for paradise and you know this

Bridge

How much time can you buy with a two dollar bill/Pick up on my mind and love against your will/Game is running out of time so you're standing still/Life is an open book, come on and get your fill/Kick off them shoes, feel the earth on your feet/Drown to frown smiles up and you can be like me/Every moment withholding, no fuss no fight/If you catch my drift then come along with I/It could be so nice

Chorus

Spent my whole life searching for paradise/Spent my whole life searching for paradise and you know this/Only to find it's where the weary head lays to rest at night oh my/Spent my whole life searching for paradise

Outro

Spent my whole life searching for paradise/Spent my whole life searching for paradise

Gimme More

Written By: J. Dorris, C. Neilsen, I. Bogojevic

Intro

This song I wrote is just a song for hope, nothing more, nothing less, nothing at all/This song I wrote is just a song for hope, nothing more, nothing less, catch the eyes that fall

Verses

As I rise to the sky I will meet the Sun, I feel the fire so I grab a mic, now watch me run/With a solo in my hand, you know the liquor got me spun, saying come along and sing us a song/So I slide through the heat, like Mr. Cool and relief, death to the wicked and the change of false beliefs with the/Town's people 'bout to burst the seams, it says stop there witness to the fall of false beliefs yea

Seeing is believing and I believed in you, and you're stealing all my soul, with ah so smooth/The way you move, another sweet-like chord I never played before but I like how it sounds/Enjoy the moments that make you smile, even if they're only for the while/Plus the memories, minus the worries, times the butterflies, butterfly end of story

Chorus

Paper dreams aren't good enough for me, no no/Singing songs of a burning Sun, songs of a burning Sun/Paper dreams aren't good enough for me, no no/Holding up this life like a hired gun, saying gimme more

Verse

Before you know, we think it's four in the morning and we're laying awake wondering/Are we still there, are we still there/So just relax into your mind, there's no need to worry/You can rest on me because you know that we are there, we are there/Close your eyes, paint a picture, all that you feel inside and take it with ya/Away, away and away, away and I say

Chorus

Paper dreams aren't good enough for me, no no/Singing songs of a burning Sun, songs of a burning Sun/Paper dreams aren't good enough for me, no no/Holding up this life like a hired gun, saying gimme more

Bridge

Chorus

Paper dreams aren't good enough for me, no no/Singing songs of a burning Sun, songs of a burning Sun/Paper dreams aren't good enough for me, no no/Holding up this life like a hired gun, saying gimme more

Outro

This song I wrote is just a song for hope, nothing more, nothing less, nothing at all/This song I wrote is just a song for hope, nothing more, nothing less, catch the eyes that fall/Well I don't really know how her story goes or how it's told/But if it's true girl, me and you girl, I'm yours, I'm yours

Discography

"sowFLo' EP Released 2010:

1. "Johnny West"
2. "Give Me More"
3. "Paradise"

Exclusive YouTube Release December 2012:

1. "I Don't Think (Change The World)" Live Video

"Rising" EP release 07/18/2013

1. "Rising"
2. "Neon Girl"
3. "Hang Tough"
4. "Sky Property"
5. "Find Your Way" feat. Karl Capital

Set List

Set #1

1. Johnny West
2. Let U Know
3. 3 Little Birds & Stir It Up Mash Up (Bob Marley)
4. Is It Me
5. Hang Tough
6. Bad Boys (Inner Circle)
7. Paradise
8. Sensimilla (Collie Buddz)
9. Burning In The L.O.P.
10. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

Set #2

1. Rising
2. Smooth Sailing
3. Summertime
4. Neon Girl
5. Sky Property
6. Underneath It All (No Doubt)
7. Scared To Fly
8. Vampire (Tribal Seeds)
9. One Day (Mathisyahu)
10. Mountain Tops