Welcome to the Island
- Artist: Guava Lava
- Format: CD
- Release Date:3/31/2009
The Guava Lava Meltdown.... From a fan: 'It's like listening to Jack Johnson and Paul Simon playing together acoustically on a beach in Jamaica while you're hanging out with Bob Marley." Guava Lava is: funky reggae acoustic rock The debut CD, Welcome to the Island, by Guava Lava creates a molten meltdown with the most intuitive original songs of our time. It releases guitar and vocal creativity in a one-two punch of acoustic cocktails like you've never heard before. Listeners are musically transported to a funky tropical oasis where words and rhythms invite you to join in the island festivals of melodic guitar, harmonic vocals, grooving bass and moving percussion. You'll soak up the sun after a refreshing dip in the waters, then sing and dance and...sing by the firelight. You are destined to walk away fulfilled from a Guava Lava musical experience replenished with tunes you will know and grow to love. Live life as life was meant to be and don't worry about a ting. Take a drink, relax, put your toes in the water... it's been a long time coming...we're finally alone. The CD, Welcome to the Island by Guava Lava is a celebration of music in perpetual motion with beat back funky rhythms and roots rock reggae-isms. Hear the music, feel their expressions, free your soul and let yourself go to the rhythm of the sand, as the island breeze whispers melodies to your ears..."for the stars have written the night" If you've heard band after band playing one particular genre of music that really has nothing to offer you, then you haven't heard Guava Lava. Guava Lava transpires original music that could just as easily be enjoyed in your favorite local restaurant/bar, driving in your car, or with a drink in your hand and toes in the sand. As in the lyric "The sun is always gonna shine." Whether you're one or ninety-one, Guava Lava is music truly for all ages. With influences ranging from Bob Marley to UB40, Sublime to Jack Johnson, Crosby Stills and Nash to Paul Simon, and Prince, you're sure to warm up the mystic funky / reggae / acoustic island tunes of Guava Lava. This band packs in a mixture of sounds and styles to funky acoustic guitar based songs. You're bound to love them all. Live life as life was meant to be and don't worry about a ting. Take a drink, relax, put your toes in the water... it's been a long time coming...we're finally alone. Guava Lava is: Matt Kiamie - Vocals/Lead Guitar Nat Longordo - Vocals/Guitar Chris O'Keefe - Percussion/trinkets J.J. Reed - Bass/Vocals.
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