"Mike Love is a true artist... who uses ingenuity to create organic, multi-Layered, Live, Acoustic Reggae Soul Folk." ~ Usher Raymond IV
"Mike Love is one of the most talented musicians I've ever played with. On his debut album, 'The Change I'm Seeking,' that talent is obvious in his captivating songwriting and soulful performances. I'm thankful that he is sharing these beautiful songs with all of us." ~ Jack Johnson
Mike Love in a live setting elicits common reactions that typically revolve around terms like “powerful” & “goosebumps.” Combining elements of traditional Hawaiian music, the message, Mike’s masterful guitar playing and looping & the low end organic push of Sam Ites’ percussion, the group has made instant and life long fans out of anyone who has been fortunate enough to catch them live off of the islands. Now, in 2013, they are bringing their soul-enriching music to the masses—-with numerous US festivals on the books, plus plans for European and South American releases and tours.
Over the past few years his fan base has grown immensely, gaining the attention and support of music lovers and musicians, around the world. "I feel that my fans have driven me to work harder than ever, musically. I have crafted a live show that continuously draws in new fans and keeps the old ones coming back again and again."
Mike Love has shared the stage with many artists: Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson and many, many more. He has also collaborated with Paula Fuga, Jah Gumby of Father Psalms Studios, Bambu Station, Ooklah the Moc, John Cruz, Tavana and many others.
Groundation: "We are very pleased to announce our final tour of 2013, happening right here in our backyard of the United States. This year has seen the band travel in over twenty countries on four continents, so what better way to end it than at home with close friends and family.
The tour will include some very special guests, including Paula Fuga + Mike Love joining us on the mainland and The Abyssinians, who will be joining us for their first tour ever of Hawaii. Also included will be stops in CA, NV, UT, CO, NM, AZ, Mexico & our first time ever in Costa Rica.
We do not get to tour the States nearly as often as we would like, so we hope you can join us for what will surely be some very special shows. More show information and tickets can be found at the Tour Dates page. "
The Paula Fuga and Mike Love Trio brings together two of the rising stars from the Hawaiian Islands. Paula has established herself as an ambassador of the Hawaiian culture – having toured the world over and collaborated with artists such as India.Arie, Jack Johnson and Ziggy Marley. Mike Love, a local legend on the Oahu music scene, recently released his debut album that was driven into the top-5 on the iTunes Reggae charts based on his deep local following alone. Widely appealing and accessible, the trio’s 3-part vocal harmonies and Paula’s soaring, ethereal voice and genuine connection to her Hawaiian culture bring a beauty and gentleness to reggae music.
"REGGAE ALBUM OF THE YEAR"
Mike Love wins Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards "REGGAE ALBUM OF THE YEAR" for his first solo album "The Change Im Seeking".
Mike Love Releases Debut Album - "The Change Im Seeking"
Mike Love Releases Debut Album All across the world, music lovers can find reggae music being played. One spot that has become a gold rush for roots-reggae music, much like this country’s great expansion, can be found on the islands of Hawaii. Artists and bands like Jack Johnson, Pepper, The Green and Natural Vibrations have made a name for themselves, but another one has emerged.
Mike Love, the Hawaiian born and raised singer/songwriter, has been a spiritual musician since his early years, later focusing primarily on an acoustic guitar. Mike Love is a true roots musician, finding the best influences are family and friends, putting pen to paper and making music. However, Mike Love also stated, “I also feel heavily influenced by the beautiful land I was so lucky to be raised in. These islands that we call home are filled with such diverse beauty and mystery, that you can’t help but develop a poetic nature from living here. The beautiful forests, the deep carved valleys, the rivers that run to the sea. The immensely powerful ocean, with its healing energy, and the long sandy beaches and rock cliffs. I feel like growing up here has given me a perspective you just can’t get in most places. It manifests itself in the lyrics that repeatedly show up in my songs, reflecting on Mother Nature and her gifts, and our responsibility to protect Her.”
Love has been performing live for many years, playing his first club gig at the age of 16. It has only been five years since Mike Love’s first solo show. In that time span, Mike Love’s fan base has grown immensely and the support has driven the artist to work harder than ever, crafting a live show that continuously draws in new fans and keeps the old ones coming back again and again.
Along with keeping music lovers coming back show after show, Mike Love also released his first full-length studio album effort titled, The Change I’m Seeking via Love Not War Records. Currently, Mike Love’s debut album is sitting pretty in the top 20 of the iTunes Reggae Charts. The Change I’m Seeking is nestled between SOJA’s Born in Babylon and Matisyahu’s Light; certainly not bad company to be surrounded by.
Mike Love recently returned from a tour of the west coast featuring Paula Fuga and Sam Ites, while continuing to play locally in Hawaii. Next, Love is gearing up for a mainland United States tour, from Florida to Texas, as well as being featured at Austin, Texas’ South By Southwest Music Festival this coming spring. So, be on the lookout for tour dates across the states in the near future!
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Ticket Prices: $20 GA | Bottle Service risers and tables are available for $360 (includes a $60 gratuity) + the cost of admission | $5 increase day of show
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Come Together Tour Groundation Paula Fuga + Mike Love Trio Day: Sat, Nov 23, 2013 Showtime: 9:00 PM Doors open: 8:00 PM Days until show: 27 Ages: 16 & Over Advanced Ticket Prices*: $22.00 Day of Show*: $25.00
wednesday November 27 GROUNDATION with Paula Fuga and Mike Love 7:00 pm doors / 8:00 pm showtime all ages $18 gen. admission adv.* / $20 gen. admission day of show* Bursting forth from their underground status, Groundation has taken the music world by storm. Capturing the essence and drive of true roots reggae, the internationally renowned band takes the art form to new heights by blending elements of jazz...