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The Simpkin Project / Solution

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The Simpkin Project / Solution
Friday, August 18, 2017 8:45 PM
The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
  • 21 & over
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  • When: Friday, Aug 18, 2017 8:45 PM (Doors open at 8:15 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $12.00 - $15.00
  • Door Time: 8:15 PM
  • Restrictions: 21 & over

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  • The Simpkin Project

    The Simpkin Project

    Simpkin Project plays a multi-faceted blend of reggae and Americana that varies greatly on its exterior layers but only atop the organic rhythms of reggae music. Their sound has been described as “uncompromising… blend[ing] authentic roots rock rhythms with a wall-of-sound production style,” and the lyrical compositions of frontman Phil Simpkin range “from the simply truthful to the stirringly anthemic.” Their dedication and respect for reggae music is both seen and heard through their non-stop, enthusiastic live performances, songwriting style and studio recordings.

    Rich guitar work that draws from influences in blues and rock ‘n’ roll is rarely in dull company, propelled steadily forward by the band’s thumping drums, bass and percussion, and the clockwork sound of rhythm guitar that defines Jamaica’s most culturally celebrated music. Their keyboard arrangements are lush and vibrant, providing a melodic backdrop against which three-part vocal harmonies shine brightly.

    These pieces come together to form a kind of living machine comprised of six cogs that change shape and size and tempo, and it moves not only bodies on a dance floor, but the hearts and minds inside them.

    Simpkin Project’s music can be likened to a dialect of its parent language – culturally adapted to make sense in its place and time. It is music that addresses the struggles we all face; showing us that there is beauty in all things, from love to loss to injustice, and thus remaining true to the messages of traditional roots-reggae without which it would not exist.

    “We love reggae music period. It is what we were all raised on. Strictly roots, rock, reggae music. What other genre of music exists solely as the vehicle that carries within it messages of peace, positive vibes, respect, love, empowerment, and spiritualism?”

  • Solution


    "Fate: The development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power."

    Fate rarely occurs, but for "Solution," one night in 2012 proved it possible. Though the band was already formed and thriving, a "no-show" by their lead singer left them without a front man for the night. Nick Papageorge (guitar/vocals) had already performed as an opening act with his acoustic guitar, when he accepted an invite from Jeff Berger (drums/vocals) and Sean Jefferson (guitar) for a showtime Hail-Mary. Low and behold-the REAL band met each other that fateful night when the stars aligned.
    Soon after the band released a full length album, "Take Me high," followed by a Free EP of six songs, "Sacrifice," and most recently a summer-loving single, "Sunday." Each time a project was sent out into the world, they presented an audible progression of the group as musicians and human beings. During this time period, they shared the stage with many amazing performers, and were nominated for "Best World," twice for "Best Live Band," and won "Fan Favorite" two years in a row at the Orange County Music Awards.
    With newly added bass power house, Pops Lopez, and multi talented younger brother, Marc Jefferson (keys/lead guitar), the future is looking very bright for this ever evolving group. These Gentlemen seamlessly blend fluid reggae with heavy rock distortion and back again like trained surgeons with a scalpel. Their sound is a definite personification of themselves, and perfectly mashed influences from all across the spectrum of music. Reggae, Punk, metal, psychedelic…it's all there. So come one, come all, and take the ride that is, "SOLUTION."

Set Times:
  • 09:30 PM - Solution
  • 11:15 PM - The Simpkin Project

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