Common Kings, Landon McNamara, Eli Mac, Big Body Cisco, Westafa

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event Time: 
8:00PM
Cost: 
$21 Advance, $26 Day of Show

On Thursday, October 24, Mike Thrasher Presents Common Kings at the WOW Hall along with special guests Landon McNamara,  Eli Mac, Big Body Cisco and Westafa

“One day my Kings will come.”  OK, Sleeping Beauty didn’t sing it quite like that. But that day is coming and it’s going to be Thursday, October 24.  That’s when Mike Thrasher Presents welcomes Common Kings back to the WOW Hall along with special guests Landon McNamara, Eli Mac, Big Body Cisco and Westafa.

Coming off their successful Grammy-nominated album, Lost In Paradise, Common Kings have released the EP One Day, featuring guest artists Stephen Marley, Matisyahu, ¡MAYDAY! and Kat Dahlia.  This EP highlights the lightheartedness of Common Kings through their joyful reggae rhythms juxtaposed to the social commentary in their lyrics.

“The mix of various reggae artists gives One Day a flare like no other,” reports Top Shelf Music Mag.  “Band members JR King (vocals), Uncle Lui (bass), Mata (guitar) and Rome (drums) have created an album that combines elements of rock, reggae, pop and hip-hop.  The lead single and title track ‘One Day’ is closer to a pop sound as it is filled with catchy vibes like, ‘One day, when I have a lot of money // Imma be the king again, sippin on that Jameson // Party, it don’t ever end // You gon’ wanna bring your friend.’”  

The track “Today’s a New Day” features rap artists ¡MAYDAY! while the song “Lock Me Up” features reggae legend Stephen Marley.  The EP ends with “Champion”, featuring Kat Dahlia.

“Common Kings songs are the latest outrage in the music industry, and we’re about to let you know why,” states Inquirer.net.  This EP is meant to paint a picture of an easy-going life, being carefree, having a good time, and being overall just happy, just happy! Forgetting about the stressors in life and smiling, breathing the nice breeze, having fun with friends, family and loved ones.  Generally, that is what we all strive for as far as the American dream goes.”

Common Kings songs possess both variety and simplicity, but don’t avoid major hot topics. Some lyrics are about going to jail or prison, the injustices that are in our world today, and the police.  

 

LANDON McNAMARA

 

Touring in support of A Dollar Short and a Minute Late, 20 year-old Landon McNamara is  a musician, Ford model and pro big wave surfer.  On his debut full-length release Landon blends his own brand of reggae, rock n’ roll and blues to create a musical combo platter of positive and relatable music. The album debuted at #3 on iTunes last December 2.

Landon grew up on the North Shore of Oahu and was raised in a pro surfing environment. “My dad and my uncle are both professional surfers, so I grew up in a surfing family,” he explains. “I grew up right by the beach, so I was in the ocean every single day, one way or another.”

Growing up listening to Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley, Landon also cites his neighbor Jack Johnson as a musical influence. “I grew up with him living a few roads down from my house. I surfed with him a lot and watching his career taught me that it's possible to be able to surf and do music, to do two things you love simultaneously.”

A Dollar Short and a Minute Late is comprised of 11 songs, all written by Landon. He writes mostly about his own personal experiences, with some observations about everyday life. “I try to keep it as versatile as I can and not be trapped in one genre, but there’s a pretty strong reggae vibe throughout the album.”

In addition to Landon’s music, Landon also has a modeling contract with the prestigious Ford Agency in Los Angeles.  And when it comes to big wave surfing, Landon is known as one of the best of his generation.  He feels as comfortable riding waves from 30 – 50 feet as he does playing music in his bedroom.

 

ELI-MAC

 

Ciara-Camile "Camile" Roque Velasco, known by her stage name Eli-Mac, is a Filipino American singer who came in ninth place on the third season of American Idol in 2004.  In 2014, she released her Dubstop EP and it hit Billboards top 10 upon its debut. Since the release of Dubstop she has toured with Sublime, The Green, J Boog, Rebel SoulJahz and has opened for Lauryn Hill, SOJA and Shaggy. 

Eli-Mac newest project is entitled Tricky One.  It was produced by Live Animaux.

Big Body Cisco is a DJ and the host of BigBodyRadio.com, as well as a motivational speaker.  Find him @BigBodyCisco on Instagram.

Tickets are $21 in advance, $26 day of show.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00.