RISE UP Reggae Band



Based out of the increasingly strong Reggae community of Monterey County, CA; RISE UP is, according to Good Times: Santa Cruz, "a smoky blend of roots reggae with California attitude for a style that falls closer to Bob Marley than Sublime. In other words, genuine reggae." Since forming in the spring of 2016 RISE UP has been a force on the scene with infectious riddims interwoven with strong messages of consciousness and self-awareness. Pulling from a myriad of influences and musical backgrounds, RISE UP layers their own unique sound over the unmistakable power of a Roots Rock Reggae backdrop. RISE UP has shared stages with foundation Reggae legends such as the Wailing Souls, Michael Palmer, and Winston Jarrett; as well modern heavyweights of the genre such as Arise Roots, Josh Heinrichs, Through the Roots, & Tomorrows Bad Seeds to name a few. 


Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards / Chris Alcantara
Bass, Vocals, Melodica / Steven Moreno
Drums / Alex Cortez



Upcoming Gigs

6-9-18 @ Ink At The Bay Tattoo Festival: Monterey Fairgrounds (Monterey, CA)

w/Through The Roots, South Bay Dub All Stars, & Pacific Grown.

6-15-18 @ Casa Sorrento for the "Jordan T Shorts and Slippaz Tour" (Salinas, CA)

w/Jordan T & CRSB.  

6-27-18 @ The Catalyst (Santa Cruz, CA)

w/Super Villains & Pacific Roots.  

6-29-18 @ MBAM Summer Jam 2018 at Planet Gemini (Monterey, CA)

w/Wasted Noise & Sensory Tribe.

6-30-18 @ Escape From Babylon - Private Event (San Gregorio, CA)

w/Coast Tribe & More TBD.  

7-6-18 @ Tiki Pete (San Jose, CA)

w/Soulwise & Wasted Noise.

 7-8-18 @ Twisted Roots Winery: Summer Concert Series (Carmel Valley, CA)

See Website for Details: www.twistedrootsvineyard.com. Music @ 4:00pm.

7-12-18 @ Moe's Alley (Santa Cruz, CA)

w/Santa Cruz Reggae All Stars.

9-22-18 @ Country Kitchen Bar (Prunedale, CA)

w/Cali Nation. Doors @ 8:00pm. Music @ 9:00pm.

9-28-18 @ Moe’s Alley (Santa Cruz, CA)

w/Soulwise & The For Peace Band. Doors @ 8:00pm. Music @ 9:00pm.

10-28-18 @ Soledad Bar & Grill (Soledad, CA)

w/Half Pint. Doors @ TBD. Music @ TBD.




News & Media

Salinas’ Rise Up mixes a smoky blend of roots reggae with California attitude for a style that falls closer to Bob Marley than Sublime. In other words, genuine reggae.
— Mat Weir//Good Times:Santa Cruz
“Rise Up: The EP” features four unique tracks showcasing their diversity and talents with heavy bass lines, catchy riffs and tight vocal harmonies.
— www.SessionTapes.com

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Live Video: RISE UP performing "Lion Roar" opening for Jordan T in Salinas, CA 6/15/18.