California, US
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Reggae / Dub / Roots Music

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Since their formation in 1999, Resination has grown exponentially from a powerhouse quartet, into a nine piece Roots, Rock, Reggae machine that is taking the reggae community by storm. Emitting eclectic sounds of jazz, soul, reggae, funk, and blues, it is no wonder why Resination makes any crowd demographic stop and dance in their spot. On top of the colorful modern roots reggae rhythms that the players of instrument showcase, lead vocalist Vance Fahie takes the crowd on an unforgettable journey of positive energy and conscious messages.

The initial groundwork was laid by lead singer Vance Fahie (AKA "Noche Man"), bassist Ian Hartman, and lead guitarist/backing vocalist Patrick Pearson. The past few years has seen the addition of a horn section comprise of Patrick Rojo Reynolds on trumpet, and Colin Dean on trombone. Thomas Toes Cuffe, provides the essential keyboard rhythms and Mike "Mikey J" Jimenez excels on rhythm guitar. The soulful Empress, Raeme Miner, lends her voice to complete Resination's three part harmonies and takes the lead on a handful of tracks. "Tuff" Tim Cordero lives up to his name and holds down the steady roots rhythm on drums.

Resinations third album, entitled Conscious Development, showcases Resination branching out in new directions, all the while maintaining the Resination sound. The new album is bound to take California based reggae to new heights. Their first album, "Live at SLO Brew", was recorded early on and shows the band giving pure musical energy live and direct. Their first studio album, entitled "Mash Down Babylon", was well received throughout the reggae community, landing on Creation-Steppin Radios Top 30 albums on 2003. The album covered all the bases from roots anthems (ICU, Red Hot, Take a Look), roots-rock tracks (Babylon Shock), and lover's reggae (Dance With Me).

Without a doubt, a Resination show is always positive and uplifting, captivating the masses and unifying the people who share the love of not only the music, but also the message it sends!

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