Sun-Dried Vibes, I&I Riddim – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – February 23rd, 2017

Sun-Dried Vibes, I&I Riddim

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Sun-Dried Vibes

I&I Riddim

Thu, February 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Advance $8/ Day of Show $10 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

Sun-Dried Vibes: Reggae, Rock, Funk, Pop, Alternative

I & I Riddim: Reggae, Dub

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

Sun-Dried Vibes
Sun-Dried Vibes
Sun-Dried Vibes provide a fresh twist to the reggae/rock genre with their high-energy live performances that crank out infectious sing-a-longs laced with a positive message. SDV will be heard, since their inception the group has played around 275 dates a year. The trio of road warriors quickly became a festival favorite with two full length albums under their belt and a long list of tour history that grabbed fans from all demographics. In 2014 one of the most progressive promoters in the world took notice and added SDV to the major festival 'California Roots: Carolina Sessions' sharing the bill with the Rebelution, Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Katchafire and more in Wilmington, NC.

2015 is full of momentum and new opportunities. SDV will set out on a national tour this summer highlighted by an appearance at the largest reggae music festival in the world. California Roots Music & Arts Festival will take place this May in Monterey, CA and the group is humbled to share the bill with SOJA, Steel Pulse, Dirty Heads, Chronixx, The Roots and many more. Sun Dried Vibes will also start working on their new album in San Diego this June.

The ensemble joined forces in the July of 2010 in Rock Hill, SC. On August 28th 2011 Zach Fowler (Lead Vox/ Gtr), Evan Tyler (Bass), and Alex Winchester (Drums) released 'Give Thanks' as their debut album and began filling up rooms along the east coast. On April 8th, 2014 their sophomore album "Back2Square1" debuted on the iTunes Reggae Charts at #6 and the hit single "Young One" ft. Jeremy Anderson (TreeHouse) was featured as the MP3 Leak of the Week by The Pier (www.thepier.org).

Sun-Dried Vibes took home back to back awards for South Carolina's Rock Band of the Year in 2012 & 2013 voted on by the SC Music Awards and were voted Charlotte's Best Local Band 2012 by the Readers of Creative Loafing.

It's not a secret that the Sun-Dried Vibes family includes a very loyal fan base, the higher ups have definitely taken notice. SDV has had the pleasure of supporting major acts of all genres including The Dirty Heads, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Ballyhoo, The Movement, Passafire, The Expendables, Natural Vibrations, The Aggrolites, The Supervillains, Less Than Jake, AWOL Nation, Neon Trees, The Nappy Roots and many more.
I&I Riddim
I&I Riddim
NICKOLI ANDREWS is I&I Riddim's dynamic lead vocalist. This spirited singer's love for music is rooted in Kingston Jamaica where he was born, and in Westmoreland where he was raised. Nickoli is known for his passionate high energy performances. He is a true entertainer and composer who excites and electrifies his audiences with tunes from a variety of music genres, but his true love is rockin' the reggae. Nickoli enjoys his craft and has spread the love and joy of reggae music nationally and internationally. He has shared the stage with many artists both local and international to include Bunny Wailer and Junior Marvin both of Bob Marley's Wailers.
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EARL CARTER - Earl Carter is a Washington, DC based Guitarist, Bassist and Producer whose multi-faceted talent, professionalism, and star-quality has officially put him in the class of “Billboard Recording Artist". Earl is I&I Riddim’s featured lead guitarist but over the years has performed with many artists, local, national, and international. As a freelance musician, he has worked with Marcus Johnson, Alyson Williams, Bobby Lyle, Freddie Jackson, Angela Bofill, Regina Belle, Mya, Syleena Johnson, Sy Smith, Bob Baldwin, Tony Terry, and more and has been a solo opening act for Parliament Funkadelic, Pieces of a Dream, Spyro Gyra, Bona Fide, and many others. Earl has performed Blues Alley, Rams Head Onstage, and many other historic venues in DC and Maryland. He also performed for The National Smooth Jazz Awards in San Diego, The Bermuda Jazz Festivals (’02 & ’03), The Ghana Jazz Festival, and many other televised concerts and festivals. He recently completed his eighth personal CD project “My Life In Your Hands" which now available in stores. Check out Earl at www.earl-carter.com



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Malcolm Hall is a true blessing being the real deal and original bassie for I&I Riddim. Long before immigrating to the US in 2002 from Guyana, Malcolm started his musical journey by playing the steel drum at the age of 5. His first gig was a Christmas school concert where he received a standing ovation when he played “London Bridge.” Malcolm also learned the Brazilian four string Quatro guitar and had grown so accomplished that by age 12 he performed at his church’s local crusades and open air concert. His life then was church, guitar, eat, sleep, repeat. Malcolm also developed an unusual passion for playing bass saying it might touch your heart in a special way. Twelve notes (and God’s grace) can make you happy for a lifetime. Malcolm’s life now as a performer includes church performances as well as performances with other bands. He toured South America, the Caribbean, Canada and the US where he opened for many national and internation acts, including Gregory Isaacs, Bunny Wailer and Junior Marvin.

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KEVIN TALBOT -- Kevin-Shawn "Drummie" Talbot is the dynamic drummer for I&I Riddim. He comes from a small eastern town in Jamaica, known as Morant Bay St Thomas. Kevin arrived in the states at the tender age of 13 already a seasoned drummer. Although Kevin plays many different genres of music,, his first love is reggae music. Interesting enough Kevin didn't get involved with the Washington D.C reggae music scene until 2013. During his career, Kevin has played with many quality musicians and singers both local acts, and national recording artists. But to I&I Riddim Kevin is OUR drummer -- Dynamic, Energetic, and Entertaining!! Check him out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kevinshawntalbot?fref=ts

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J.J. JOHNSON - John 'JJ' Johnson is a member of the “bassie” team of I&I Riddim. He is a Washington DC based veteran, having been the bass player for Carl Malcolm and the Positive Vibrations during Washington D.C. 's Reggae Renaissance period 1980 -90. Vibes were all over the area, especially around Adams Morgan and Georgetown venues. JJ also toured with Fan Fan and Friends a band that specialize in a jazzy reggae Creole fusion and toured with Determination Band and SEE-I in the earlies. JJ's bassie influences are Robbie Shakespeare, Family Man, Lloyd Parks, and Leroy Sibbles. He has shared the stage with many of the all time reggae greats including Third World, Lucky Dube, Yellow Man, Toots Hibbert, Inner Circle, Ky-Mani Marley, Bunny Wailer, Roy Ayers, Angela Bofill, JJ is most known for his “very cool” attitude and the riddim that serves as the heartbeat of I&I Riddim.

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GUEST ARTIST -- Carver Julian, a.k.a. Julian, is a key element in the I&I Riddim Vocal team. Although born and raised in the Soca capital of the world (Trinidad & Tobago) Julian has always been an avid reggae fan. Like many a great singer, Julian got his start by singing in church as a teenager. He was introduced to Bob Marley back in the day whom he came to idolize. Known in the DC area as the “Bob Marley Specialist” Julian is often a featured guest vocalist for I&I Riddim and adds depth and warmth to the I&I Riddim harmonious vocals.


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I&I Riddim's TEAM KEYBOARD members provide the riddim of the reggae.
Each of these TEAM KEYBOARD members work with I&I Riddim on a
regular basis and are talented, professional and a REAL asset to the band.

ICHELLE COLE -- Ichelle, mother of four, is an accomplished producer, songwriter, arranger, vocalist and keyboardist in her own rite. Born in St. Ann, Jamaica, Ichelle migrated to the U.S.A. in 1978 and has performed with several groups in the Baltimore-Washington DC area. Ichelle has also filled in as keyboard player backing up Andrew Bees performing live at the Vermont Reggae Festival in 1996 and appeared as backing vocalist and keyboard player with Jr. Marvin of the Wailers. Ichelle can also be heard vocally/instrumentally on several national and local artists productions. Ichelle adds a very special energy and flavor each time she graces the stage with I&I Riddim. You can view more about Ichelle at http://strykersposse.com/.

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.FRANKIE JAVOIS also is part of the keyboard team of I&I Riddim and performs with I&I on a regular basis. Frankie is from the island of St. Martin and graduated from high school in St. Croix USVI where he played with the Doctor James Talent Club and various local bands. Upon arrival in the US, Frankie formed DKGB Reggae Band and has since been much in demand with all of the local reggae bands. He is currently the leader of the Ewabo Trio and from 2011-2014 was the lead keyboardist for the Original Wailers. He is a true professional in every way and is always a welcomed treat for the I&I Riddim Reggae Band
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
http://www.gypsysallys.com/