The Expanders as an opening act were a treat to see. Their smooth traditional style and appreciation of the historical roots of reggae, provided a nice warm up for the bands. They showed tons of care and love for their fans while taking the audience on a head bobbing musical trip.
The Original Wailers
From the moment The Original Wailers took the stage you could feel their musical experience and vocal mastery. The lead singers silky voice had all the control that would make Bob Marley praise his vocal presence. This band paid a nice tribute to the classic Bob Marley while making the crowd crave more of the rock infused reggae that is such a foundation for the reggae genre.
Tribal Seeds are a band that bridges rock infused reggae with a more modern sound that is interwoven with electrifying keyboards. They create something new and exciting and accessible to the young reggae fans while still holding true to their roots. This band has the ability to draw in the crowd so you feel like the songs are meant just for you.
Their song writing is in a class all their own with high level lyrics laced beautifully over the solid music. Tribal Seeds are a band with soul and style that should be experienced live and loud.
This band oozes confidence and an otherworldly stage presence that makes sense with their spiritually driven lyrics. They are the face of a new reggae revolution that will help usher in non-reggae fans by the thousands. Songs like “Gunsmoke” help to elevate their evolving discography to a level rivaling the greats.
Their style and musical chops appeal to men, women, young, and old. Music fans in this age either really love reggae or don’t know anything about it, which defaults to statements like “I don’t like reggae.”. I knew little before walking through the doors of the Fillmore last week but upon leaving I found a new love and appreciation for the solid and inspiring music that Tribal Seeds are creating. I look forward to seeing them in an outdoor venue at a later date.
Review written by Shauna Sullivan, photographs by Kris Comer.