Root Shock

DSP Shows

Root Shock

Kaleidoscope Sky

Thu · February 21, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The 9th Ward at Babeville

Buffalo, NY

$10

Root Shock
Root Shock
Root Shock formed in 2012 with regional veteran musicians whose love of reggae music flows deep. Their unique blend of reggae and heavy drum & bass combined with American roots and soul, and a focus on conscious lyrics result in positive dance music will make you want to move! The band has been surprising and delighting crowds across the New York region and beyond, bringing their unique high-energy style spearheaded by the stunning soulful vocals and stage presence of Jessica Brown to a wide range of settings. The band’s dedication to spreading music with a positive message has paid off in entertaining, elevating, and energizing music lovers of all walks of life!

On the heels of their 2016 debut album, Root Shock is stepping up their game, hitting the road and bringing their renowned live show to clubs, festivals and concert halls far and wide. 2017 is already treating them well; winning the Syracuse Area Music Awards “Best New Artist” accolade as well as being crowned winner in the NYS Music’s state-wide March Madness fan favorite competition. The band is continuing to concentrate on spreading their uplifting message and vibes to the masses. Root Shock’s genre-bending sound has proven to fit many musical settings yet always stand out!
Kaleidoscope Sky
Kaleidoscope Sky
Kaleidoscope Sky started with two guys playing guitar together. Rob Petitt, helped his good friend, Alex Haas, learn to play guitar, and before long, the two were jamming. They decided to persue music more seriously, and eventually began writing songs under the name Kaleidoscope Sky.
Within the next few years, they got yet even more serious, and began gigging, Where they met Tristan Lee filling in on bass for another band. Tristan eventually joined Kaleidoscope Sky, adding another layer to the sound. Finally, with a friend playing drums, the band began developing their sound. The next summer, when the group was in desperate need of a permanent drummer, a friend recommended Guy French to join, and it became a match made in heaven. The group began a journey of becoming a full, cohesive ensemble.
Still, however, all members agreed, that as the sound was developing, something wasn't there. Some songs just needed a little piano. So the band posted for a keyboard player, and with just the right luck, the world graced the band with Carl Herman, a talented musician, fresh on the scene. A year later, Seth Bykowski, a talented saxophonist and Berklee grad, and Ashley Paulus, an amazing vocalist fell into Ksky's lap. And with this, the quintet became a septet, and the eclectic sound further blossomed, and matured, to a beautiful flower of friendship and creativity!
Venue Information:
The 9th Ward at Babeville
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14202
http://www.babevillebuffalo.com/venues/the-9th-ward/