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Roots Rock Reggae Sunday


Sun 15 Jul 2018, 4:00pm–9:00pm

Where: The Shared, 13 Railway St, Yandina, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: TheShared

The Izania - This band is a beautiful mash-up of The Caribbean, Zimbabwe, Niuean/New Zealand, Tanzania, London and Australia. Izania will be bringing their authentic one drop, fireball, Rasta grooves right here to The Shared stage.Check out their bio’s below!

Paul Banks - Guitar & Vocals
Growing up in Brisbane, Paul was smitten by the reggae sound & scene early in his musical life & never looked back learning all he could about many styles along the way & adding to the authentic one drop sound of Izania.

Lawrence Norbal - Lead Vocals & Keyboards
Caribbean born performing artist from around 12 years of age, now calling Brisbane home. Laurence has performed internationally for around 18 years and 12 years on cruise ships. This multi- instrumentalist is explosive, a fireball on stage.

Anton Gurira - Keyboard & Vocals
All the way from Zimbabwe, Africa, Anton grew up surrounded by the sounds of reggae & often played with visiting international artists who passed through. An authentic bubble style & energetic personality brings the roll to Izania. More Fire!

Jordan Lavini - Drums & Percussion
"From the long white clouds to the heart of Brisbane. Niuean roots born and raised kiwi living and learning the Rasta grooves of reggae foundation since upbringing. Passionate and determined ‘sticksmon’ with the feel good drops! "The heartbeat of the Izania".

Phil Emmanuel - Bass
Growing up in Tanzania & then moving to Europe & Canada, Phil began a lifelong love affair with the bass guitar & many forms of music from Africa & the Caribbean, reggae in particular. Performing in many of Brisbane's best reggae acts from the last 2 decades, keeping it real, the back bone of Izania.

Paula Norbal - Backup vocalist
Caribbean born performing in mainly in London and now calling Brisbane home.

Landerz - I are our very own homegrown sister trio that perform a seamless fusion of Reggae/Roots/Pop and Enchanting Harmonies. If you haven’t caught these young women before, you're’ definitely in for a beautiful surprise.

Ben Drysdale’s brand of contemporary folk spans from soft-spoken heartfelt ballads, to uplifting upbeat tunes that explore the endless shades of darkness and light that permeate the human condition. He colours his folk lyrics with musical shades of reggae, blues, funk and soul tailoring the energy of a set to the venue: whether engaging a thoughtful listening crowd or filling a dance floor.

Drysdale is hitting the road in July with a mixture of duo and band shows to tour the new self titled EP from his funk, soul and blues band "East Row Rabble".

He has been playing around Canberra and the East coast of Australia since 2004 both solo, and in a number of bands including Smitten, Ben Drysdale and the Otherwise Occupied, Beth n Ben, and most recently East Row Rabble. Festival credits include Stonefest, Woodford Folk Festival, Corinbank Emersion Festival, Summer Rhythm Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, Enlighten Festival, Bondi Love Jam, and the Northern Beaches Music Festival.

Ben has released four studio EPs and a full length live album including Smitten’s self titled debut EP, and Boarding Pass, Economy Class, Scenic Roots, and Baggage Claim with Beth n Ben. He has played on bills with some of Australia's greatest including Paul Kelly and the Waifs, and international stars such as Chris Isaak.