Elephant Convoy, Six Shots Later

Friday, July 28, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

“It’s all in our minds / Planted over time / Grew into a vine / That became intertwined” – from “All In Our Minds”On Passafire’s sixth studio release, Longshot, the Savannah, GA based rock outfit gives a testimony to following dreams, inspired by people, places, and experiences Passafire has shared since forming as a band. The group’s four members continue chasing their passion despite being told many times that “Making it as a musician is a long-shot,” a piece of advice that inspired this album and its title. Longshot takes its listeners through a full spectrum of emotions, telling stories of heartbreak, new beginnings, overcoming personal struggles, finding truths, discovering new places, and getting older, all weaved into Passafire’s genre-defying mix of reggae, hard rock, hip hop, and anything else that turns the group on musically.

Passafire was formed in Savannah, GA, in 2003 by Ted Bowne and Nick Kubley, and have built a strong reputation within the U.S. reggae scene through relentless touring with fellow band members Mike DeGuzman and Will Kubley. Bowne doesn’t mind the grueling schedule and adds, “Touring is the best way to keep the buzz about the band going. What keeps it fun and exciting is the people we meet and places we get to see. We are in a new city every day so there’s always something to go see or do.” They continue to be a larger part of the U.S. reggae scene, even though musically they are often far apart from many of their peers in the genre, with a growing emphasis on alternative and progressive rock elements within their songs.
Elephant Convoy
Elephant Convoy
Elephant Convoy formed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2013 orginally as an outlet for brothers Javier and Daniel Rodriguez and close friend Graham Rattray to connect over and collaborate within the genre they love: roots reggae. Their garage jam sessions led to playing house parties, which eventually led to gigs at small local venues and bars throughout North Carolina, as well as meeting current guitar player Michael Eakins..

The addition of new members to the band in 2014 helped solidify the big instrumental sound they are known for today and resulted in their debut album Foundation, along with regional tours up and down the East Coast. During this period of time,Elephant Convoy shared the stage with acts such as Collie Buddz, The Expendables, The Wailers, The Movement, Through The Roots & more. Venue highlights for the Convoy include playing at the coveted Irie Vibes Music Festival in Long Creek, South Carolina and the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.

The band's lineup currently consists of Javier Rodriguez (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Daniel Rodriguez (Drums), Graham Rattray (Bass), Michael Eakins (Vocals/Lead Guitar), and Patrick Mosca (Keys). The band is currently working with prized producer Joel Aloise from Zion Within Productions and the award-wining studio Hourglass Studios on their second album that is due for release Summer '17.

While the band's biggest influence remains the roots reggae genre that derived from Jamaica decades earlier, they also draw inspiration from the dancehall, electronic, and hip hop genres to create their authentically modern reggae sound.

As a diverse group of individuals, the band's vision has always been to use music to create and preserve oneness between people from all walks of life. Their coastal attitude and socially conscious mindset show in their music through their use of heavy bass, driving melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics.

There's nothing stopping this band from spreading their music and message to reggae music community and beyond.
Six Shots Later
For fans of: Green Day, Blink-182, Sublime

Formed in Great Falls, Montana in 2007 by singer/guitarist Andrew Phelps and bass player Chris Fields, Six Shots Later relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina in search of more fruitful music scene. With the addition of drummer Adam Phelps and guitarist Jordan Gilmore in 2012, SSL is now ready to bring their music to a wider audience. "I think the whole music community knows that feel good party music is dying... but Six Shots Later is here to resuscitate it. We are a party band", says Phelps about his band which is influenced by the likes of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fall Out Boy and Sublime. With a positive attitude, catchy songs and perseverance, these NC rockers are ready to bring it. The question is, are you ready?
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516