After his successful MIND vs HEART tour, RAPHAEL hitting back uk after popular demand,......
BIG NIGHT IS IN TOWN AS 2 BIG BANDS PLUS 2 LIVE ACTS WILL FILL THE VENUE WITH LOVE AND POSITIVITY.
THIS IS AND EARLY START EVENT, SO WE KINDLY ADVICE YOU TO COME EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. LIVE BANDS SHOW START AT 10PM SHARP.
RAPHAEL AND EAZY SKANKERS supported by
SHANTY POWA ORCHESTRA, ( IT-16 pieces band)
ALEIGHCIA SCOTT (very own Cardiff lioness on the rise)
GUIRE (Bristol's new reggae sensation)
RAPHAEL: Born in Savona (Italy) from nigerian father and italian mother, this young artist is very close to his african roots. Reggae music is his heartbeat, from the childhood. Since he was a little boy he used to entertain his parents and friends singing Bob Marley songs.
His musical journey starts in 2002, when at the age of 15, he started developing his musical skills becoming singer and songwriter of the Italian Reggae band EAZY SKANKERS, founded with the bass player Andrea "Botta" Bottaro.The Band performed all around Italy in shows such as "Rototom Sunsplash" in 2005, "Arezzo Wave Love Festival" in 2006, "GoaBoa Festival" in 2007, and shared the stage with artistes like Giuliano Palma & The Bluebeaters, Sinhead O' Connor, Black Uhuru, Junior Kelly, David Rodigan, Bitty Mclean, Toots and the Maytals, Cocoa Tea, Turbulence, Gappy Ranks and the late "King of Ska" Desmond Dekker.
In summer 2006 Raphael appeared on the italian television RAI1 singin on the Castrocaro Festival stage, and in summer 2008 he opened the Wailers show in Varazze (italy).
Raphael also shows with sound systems and with the DOUBLE TROUBLE feat. BUNNA project, an acoustic tribute to Bob Marley, with the songwriter ZIBBA, and BUNNA, lead singer of the Africa Unite band .
In January 2008 recorded the Eazy Skankers album "To the foundation" at the TUFF GONG studio in Kingston, Jamaica. The album features track with Lutan Fyah, Perfect and Michael Rose, and was mixed by Roland McDermott.
In 2010 Raphael had some shows in U.K., touching Birmingham, Bristol and London.
A new album by Eazy Skankers, " CHANGES" (featuring LION D , BUNNA and BLACKOUT JA) was released in may 2011, Co/produced and mixed by Madaski (Africa Unite) and recorded at the Dub the Demon studio .
Eazy Skankers won the 2011 Italian Reggae Contest and performed in Barcelona at the Rototom Sunsplash European Reggae Contest at the Razzmatazz club, and being placed 4th.
"Good Old Vibes " single was pressed in Vynil by the English lable Peckings Studio 1.
In 2012 Raphael releases his first solo EP , " My name is Raphael" , produced by Bizzarri records. He performs in UK, Austria, Slovenia, Albania.The same year he signs with the austrian based Irievibrations Records, who produces his debut solo album " Mind vs Heart" , released on October 18, 2013. The " Mind vs Heart Tour" will see Raphael performing in France, Spain , Poland...stay tuned
SHANTY POWA: Shanti Powa was founded in 2010 by Bertrand Rise and Michael Monteleone.. As a crew of 2 singers, 1 rapper and 1 Turntablist they where from the beginning writing their own songs, continuously playing around the country and organising music events and festivals. In summer 2012 the band expanded to 15 musicians from all over Italy. Since than the band now called "Shanti Powa Orchestra" played already in many music festivals and events in Italy, but also outside such as at the Overjam International Reggae Festival in Slovenia. During several tours the band has shared the stage with big names such as Dub Fx, Shaggy, Luciano, The Gladiators, Talco, Blumentopf and many more. In September 2014 Shanti Powa released their first studio album called "The Orchestra". The music they produce is a crossover between Reggae, Dancehall, Rap, Rock and Ska/Punk and the lyrics in Italian, German and English. A Shanti Powa Orchestra live show is a very unique experience due to their strong and positive appearance and their innovative music, which makes people not only move, but also think, because every song of Shanti Powa includes a message.