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Yesai

Topanga, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Topanga, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Reggae

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2019 UPDATE: Yesai has relocated from Boston, MA  to Topanga, CA. 

The 8 members of YESAI all hail from the musically rich city of Boston, MA. Most all of the members have been active in the regional music scene for 20+ years spanning an eclectic mix of genres including rock, metal, reggae, punk, funk, latin, folk, ska and blues. YESAI was founded by lead vocalist, Kevin Fraser in the winter of 2014. Kevin, who had recently returned from living off the grid for 3 years in the Hawaiian jungles of Puna had a fresh influence of Island music to compliment his previous 20 years of performing in rock and metal bands. As time went on the sound matured and evolved into the unique hybrid sound with bluesy rock and soul sensibility steeped in skanky reggae guitar rhythms with tribal and latin influenced percussion and a singing female horn section to round out the eclectic sound. Yesai leans towards extended improvised bridges and catchy 3 part harmony choruses. Yesai had a few lineup changes and additions since inception early 2014. The band was finally complete by the end of the year 2015 in which the band members solidified into the verified juggernaut that is, Yesai. The band members have collectively played thousands of shows in past musical endeavors including the widely popular reggae band Fear Nuttin Band. Yesai has rapidly caught attention from regional and now national venues and fellow musicians snatching up premier shows at the House of Blues Boston, The Paradise Rock Club, Lupo's, Brighton Music Hall  Ocean Mist with national touring band, Badfish and Roots of Creation as well as a headlining gig at the 26th and 27th Annual Hempstock Fest in Harmony Maine, 7th annual Ziontific Fest in VT, Garden Grove Festival MA, Reggae on the Mountain in CA and support for well known bands John Brown's Body, New Kingston, Kabaka Pyramid,  The Expanders, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, Sly and Robbie, Katchafire, Ballyhoo, Roots of Creation, The Elovators, Mighty Mystic, Raging Fyah, Spiritual Rez and Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, The Late Ones, Sun Dried vibes, Sensamotion and many others.. They've held a summer long weekly residency at Hurricane O'reilly's in Boston.  Debut recording releasing June 2017. The goal is to continue circuiting the markets regionally as well as regular touring the west and east coasts and growing the Yesai Tribe exponentially.    

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