Th3rd Coast Roots

Scout Bar presents

Th3rd Coast Roots

The High Mile, Soulfiya, Roots From The Clay

Thu, December 7, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Scout Bar

Houston, TX

$7.00

This event is 18 and over

Th3rd Coast Roots
Th3rd Coast Roots
We are, TH3RD COAST ROOTS. Beach/campfire vibe reggae band out of Houston, Texas. #texasreggae
The High Mile
The High Mile
The High Mile is a reggae-style band with it's own twist hailing from Pasadena, Tx. What started out as a two-person project became the four-person quartet they are today. The band formed in April of 2014 with the first two members David Gio Soto (Lead Vocals and Guitar) and Randy Mendoza (Vocals and Bass) who met in a music theory class at San Jacinto Community College. They jammed until they came across a friend, Athie Torres, who originally was asked to play drums but ended signing up as a guitar player. After going through a drummer the band had Cameron Heald sign on to play drums. They are currently on track to record an EP coming soon
Soulfiya
Soulfiya
Soulfiya is an influential veteran of the American reggae scene who's accomplishments include being featured on a Billboard Reggae Top 10 album (Champion Sound by Skillinjah) and gracing the iTunes Top 50 with his solo releases REALITY(#44) and ONE (#16). Fiya's music blends Reggae, Dancehall, Dub and Hip-Hop to create a raucous, high energy show that keeps the crowds excited. To date, he has performed in 39 states, 4 nations and with countless contemporary and legendary reggae icons.

Soulfiya began his career well over a decade ago in Riverside California as DJ(mc) for The Gideon Band, a cover band playing reggae, dancehall, and soca. After quickly developing his own style of rough ragga toasting Fiya made an impromptu move to the Texas coast. There it didn't take long for him to join up with seasoned Texas reggae bands like Shark Attack and Fiel. On the small island of Galveston Soulfiya swiftly made some big waves. A relative "Jack of All Trades" Fiya emceed and played keys for various bands, hosted, Dj'ed, and ran many local reggae nights, all while booking national and international headliners to play events in town.

Through his tireless Texas touring and the release of several successful reggae/hip-hop mixtapes it became obvious that it was time for Soulfiya to "go solo". He formed a backing band The Black Lung Crew, made up of a hybrid of veteran and up and coming young reggae musicians. The next 2 years would see Soulfiya & The BLC catapulted to a higher degree of success, playing several large regional festivals and releasing 2 more mixtapes.

In 2014 he released his debut solo effort "Reality" which reached 44 on the iTunes Reggae Charts. This album was recorded with world renowned modern dub producer McPullish and featured contributions from Haitian reggae pioneer Bigga Haitian and Puerto Rico's Gaby Veray. In the wake of this new success Soulfiya started to branch out again. He began to tour more, performing in a "soundsystem style". This enabled more bookings and easier travel for the burgeoning artist, as well as exposing him to the EDM and jungle markets.

In 2015 Soulfiya partnered with Youthman, Kansas City reggae producer and member of the Ganjah Records family (formerly of 77 Jefferson), to create "Inna fine Style" This feature packed EP rekindled the reggae/hip-hop crossover craze of the 90's, with a crucial blend of sweet horns, vintage licks, and thick digital bass to give each track a distict old-school meets new-school feel. A litany of midwest reggae staples appear (Skillinjah, Joel Castillo of 77 Jefferson, Nowlege) as well as international dancehall singjay Bobby Hustle and Texas rap icons E.I. and Witch Dokta. January 7th of 2016 Fiya dropped the video for his single "Strictly" ft. Bobby Hustle on Reggaeville.com, the world's largest reggae website. He was the first artist hailing from Texas to ever be featured on this broad world stage.

February 13th 2017 saw the release of Soulfiya's most acclaimed album yet, "ONE". This truly unique work was produced by Minneapolis' The MindSettaZ and featured collaborations with artists from Mexico (Sgt. Remo, Ras Levy), Trinidad (Mr. Blacc Sheep), Liberia(M'Press 1Love), and Belize(Nego Hights). ONE made a strong debut, climbing as high as #16 on the iTunes reggae charts, remaining in the top 50 for a week. The diversity displayed in this album shows why reggae is truly a WORLD genre, blending influences and sounds from across the globe to create an original hybrid sound.
Roots From The Clay
Roots From The Clay
Roots from the Clay is a roots rock reggae band originally conceptualized in May of 2017 by Jamaican musical couple of Jermaine and Aria Morgan-Wilson
Venue Information:
Scout Bar
18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX, 77058
http://scoutbar.com/2012/