The Movement • For Peace Band
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The Movement has been winning the hearts and minds of alternative-reggae fans since their inception in Columbia, SC in 2003. Drawing inspiration from Sublime, 311, Slightly Stoopid and John Brown’s Body, they’ve come to be known as musical shapeshifters with a foundation of heavy drum and bass. Today the band consists of founding member, lead vocalist, and guitarist Joshua Swain, bassist Jason Schmidt, drummer Gary Jackson, and keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Goodwin. Their sixth studio album, Ways Of The World, dropped on June 7, 2019, debuting at #1 in the Billboard Reggae Chart.
Junior Marvin, lead guitarist of Bob Marley & The Wailers was quoted about Josh Heinrichs, saying “Josh is one of those guys who comes along and fills his music with such an inspiration and with such energy that it translates so easily and positively to anyone hearing it. He is a rare talent in both his ability to craft a song with a certain timeless quality to it, and then, man, his voice, well, I mean, damn, the kid can sing as good as anyone out there; a bright future – that one.”
Josh Heinrichs is a stalwart in the American and worldwide reggae community. Beginning his own reggae band, Jah Roots, in Springfield, Missouri in 2001 as well as forming his own record label, GanJah Records with his wife, Kaytee. Josh wrote and recorded 5 albums with his former band, Jah Roots, and gained a loyal independent following via Myspace and a tireless touring schedule from 2005-2009.
Since leaving Jah Roots in 2009 to pursue a solo career, Josh has released a #1 Billboard Reggae album(Good Vibes 2016) & several other Billboard top 10 debuting albums. As a solo artist, Josh has toured the entire USA coast to coast multiple times & has been a part of many tours & has shared the stage with many headline acts including Bob Marley's children (Ziggy, Stephen & Damian), Rebelution, Ben Harper, SOJA, The Wailers, 311, Slightly Stoopid and many more. Josh has also made numerous appearances at music festivals all over the USA, Guam & Hawaii including 4 appearances at the largest Reggae festival in USA, California Roots, where in 2016 he also filmed his first live concert video which can be seen on youtube. Josh has also performed for the island nations of Hawaii & Guam multiple times to thousands of screaming fans singing along to every word. With all these accolades, years of touring and constantly promoting positive Reggae music through out the world, Josh's form of Reggae music and message remain a constant driving force behind the current reggae scene, worldwide.
For Peace Band
Coming from an island 36 miles long, 14 miles wide and 5,000 miles away from your governing mainland instantly makes you different. For Peace Band embraces their island roots as they activate the masses through conscious reggae music. The only artist from Guam currently active in North America and abroad, they have honed their sight on fans from across the globe, delivering authentic island reggae with the spirit of “inafa’maolek,” meaning everyone is welcome.
Formed in 2012, Freddy Bordallo (Drums/Vocals), Jacob Iosa (Keys/Vocals), Danton Cruz (Bass/Vocals) and Ronald "RJ" Pereira (Guitar/Vocals), quickly gained prominence at home, winning the 2014 Island Music Awards for Best Original Song, and 2015 Island Music Awards for Best Reggae Band. July 27, 2018 marks the release date for their sophomore album Always Love, released on the Rootfire Cooperative. This latest offering presents the listener with top-shelf reggae music amplified by high-quality production and enough island vibes to leave you searching for land in your own living room. Tapping influences from The Police to The Doobie Brothers to Earth Wind and Fire, For Peace Band has embraced the importance of quality songwriting since their early days. Undeniably infectious melodies are met by a band recognizably comfortable in their role as the new guardians of island roots music.
Always Love consists of 13 tracks revolving around themes of self-awareness, honest love, and homage to the culture the band has grown up in. The title track opens the album with a clear message “Don’t let no one tell you what you’ve got to be. Just be yourself, do what is right for all to see…” The first single from the album, “Rarest Flower,” speaks to a muse “I never ever thought that I would meet a beautiful woman so extraordinary,” and subsequent tracks feature guest vocalists Star (The Steppas) on “Revival,” remembering the legends who came before them, including tributes to Gregory Isaacs, King Yellowman, Burning Spear and more. The final guest vocalist, friend and contemporary Nathan Feinstein (Iya Terra) sings on “Judgment Day,” featuring a heavy, driving rhythm over a powerful declaration that one’s actions will speak louder than their words when Judgment Day comes.
For Peace Band is on tour now. In their own words: “For Peace is a process, a movement, a way of life. We live it everyday. And we strive to keep the practices and customs we learned growing up alive in every aspect of our band.”
15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH, 44110