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