Moes Alley Santa Cruz Nightclub
Pure Roots & Earl Zero, Sound Reasoning, DJ Spleece + Special Guests Junior Toots & Rocker T
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Friday, March 8th
Live Reggae Showcase
9:00 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $15, Day of tickets available after 4pm at Moe's or by calling 831 479-1854

Eat At Moe's

Moe's Alley presents a night of live Reggae music Pure RootsEarl Zero, Sound Reasoning, DJ Spleece + special guests Junior Toots & Rocker T.

VIDEO- Pure Roots Live At The Regency Ballroom

Pure Roots Biography: One of the premier reggae bands to rise on the West Coast, Pure Roots formed in 2007 based out of Santa Cruz, California. The band's heavy hitting bass lines, melodic grooves, and lively horn section makes Pure Roots stand out amongst other artists. This powerful reggae act has performed with many greats, playing sold out shows and stunning crows. Pure Roots has performed as an all instrumental band, and has been the backing band with many upcoming and legendary singers.

Pure Roots released their first single "Jah The Highest" and the dub single "Jah The Dubbest" in January 2012, featuring Junior Reid, recorded and produced by Right Vibes Productions with Jeff Allgrove & JR Records. The songs are available internationally on itunes and most major media sites, and has received airplay in worldwide. In April 2012 Pure Roots featuring Andrew Reid completed a 7 city tour with Daniel "Bambaata" Marley. In 2012 Pure Roots was featured at The 17th Annual Monterey Bay Reggae Festival. Pure Roots has shared the stage with international artists such as Bunny Wailer, Black Uhuru, Israel Vibration & Roots Radics, The Abyssinians, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy, Michael Rose, Midnite, Ky-Mani Marley, Protoje, Cultura Profectica and many more.

In March 2013 a brand new HD video "Pure Roots Live In San Francisco HD" was released internationally. Following the video release In Spring 2013 Pure Roots completed a West Coast Tour with legendary Jamaican artists The Wailing Souls. Pure Roots ended their tour on the main-stage at the 12th Annual Reggae In The Desert Festival in Las Vegas opening for Steel Pulse, Marcia Griffiths & The Wailing Souls. Summer 2013 Pure Roots returned to perform on the main-stage at the 18th Annual Monterey Bay Reggae Festival and backed The Wailing Souls on stage.

In August 2014 Pure Roots played main-stage at The 23rd annual Midwest Reggae Fest in Ohio. A few weeks later Pure Roots began a 5 city West Coast tour with Groundation. Immediately after the tour, Pure Roots released their new live film "Pure Roots Live & Direct" which captures a close up performance with the band. In February 2015, Pure Roots was featured at the famous Tribute To The Legends Festival "Bob Fest" in San Diego. On March 1st 2016 Pure Roots released a new HD live film titled "Pure Roots Live @ Brooklyn Bowl HD" featuring Earl Zero on vocals, followed by the release of "Pure Roots Live @ The Regency Ballroom w/Special Guests HD" featuring Harrison Stafford from Goundation & Earl Zero. April 2017 Pure Roots toured with the legend Bunny Wailer on his West Coast USA Tour. In June 2017 Pure Roots headlined San Francisco Pride Festival Main-Stage with over 300,000 in attendance and was also featured and interviewed live on KTVU2 Fox News. In 2018 Pure Roots toured with Alborosie on his California Roots Presents West Coast tour, selling out many shows. Pure Roots with Amlak Tafari, are currently in the studio working on the album "Youth Rising," featuring Junior Reid, Ken Boothe & other guests. The single "Higgler Move" mixed and mastered by Scientist is set to release with a music video in Spring 2019. Keep a close eye out for this hard-hitting band.

Earl Zero Bio:  Earl Anthony Johnson, Greenwich Town, West Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Zero began his recording career with Bunny Lee, who produced his self-penned 'None Shall Escape The Judgement'. The song was given to Johnny Clarke, who had previously enjoyed hits with producer Rupie Edwards. While Clarke's career took off, Zero had to wait until 1975 when, with singer/producer Al Campbell, 'Righteous Works' became a substantial hit. Guided by Tommy Cowan of Talent Corporation, he recorded 'Please Officer' and the legendary 'City Of The Weakheart'. The song was covered with a slight variation to the lyrics by fellow Talent Corporation recording star Jacob Miller, and was included on the release of his album Killer Miller. 

By 1976 Zero had joined Bertram Brown's Freedom Sounds for the release of 'Get Happy' and was reunited with Al Campbell for 'Heart Desire'. In the following years, his output remained steady: 'Visions Of Love', 'Pure And Clean', 'Shackles And Chains', 'Jah Guide' and 'Blackbird' earned him cult status. In 1979 he recorded with the Soul Syndicate, featuring Carlton 'Santa' Davis, George 'Fully' Fullwood, Tony Chin and Earl 'Chinna' Smith, who also produced the session. In the UK, 'City Of The Weakheart' was released as 'City Of The Wicked' as a discomix through Greensleeves Records. The songs were featured on Visions Of Love, which surfaced in 1979 along with remakes of his earlier recordings, including 'None Shall Escape The Judgement', 'Shackles And Chains', 'I No Lie' and 'Please Officer'. He later relocated to Northern California and built up a reputation as a leading artist on the region's reggae scene. In 2014 Earl received several legend awards at The Tribute To The Legends festival in San Diego. Earl Zero toured 2015 & 2016 with Pure Roots and toured alongside Bunny Wailer & Harrison Stafford from Groundation. In 2016 Earl was featured in Pure Roots film "Pure Roots live @ The Regency Ballroom HD" also Earl will be performing Reggae On The River Festival 2016 alongside Soul Syndicate. Earl Zero is currently recording an full length album produced in France which is set for a 2019 release date.

Sound Reasoning Bio:  This original roots rock reggae band delivers spirited conscious music: resounding rhythm, blazing brass and gnarly leads that are as limitless as the ocean waves of their hometown Santa Cruz, California. Sound Reasoning is releasing a full length debut album “Have You Heard” in 2017. Sound Reasoning was featured on KPIG’s (107.5 FM) live Sunday morning show “Please Stand By”, and has performed live on KKUP’s (91.5 FM ) annual “Reggae Marathon”. Founding member Sol-I NewTree started his songwriting career in Austin, Texas 25 years ago. After forging a tight duo with Todd I George in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the shimmering sounds inspired trumpeter Tonya Silvestri, who is Sol-I’s wife, and saxophonist Bob Furber, to chime in their dynamic horn style. Over the years, this energetic band has evolved into the Magnificent Seven on board today. Sound Reasoning has been playing throughout the San Francisco Bay area since 2004 and has shared the stage with Don Carlos, Bambu Station, Ras Midas, Melvin Seals and many others.

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