Rebelution is hitting all the hot spots this year with their Good Vibes Summer Tour 2023 and they are bringing their A-game with special guests Iration, The Expendables, Passafire, and DJ Mackle.
Rebelution is the king of good vibes. Their popular interpretation of reggae-rock style spans the old school roots to slower-tempo, island-sounding reggae. Whatever your vibe is at the moment, you’re sure to find a Rebelution song that suits your mood or one that can change it in an instant.
Formed in California’s Isla Vista back in 2004, Rebelution’s members were university students in Santa Barbara at the time. Eric Rachmany (vocals and guitar), Rory Carey (keyboards), Marley D. Williams (bass), and Wesley Finley (drums) have all been with the band since the beginning.
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Their first album, “Courage to Grow,” has an upbeat sound that’ll have your head bobbin’ with songs like “Ordinary Girl,” “Courage to Grow,” and “Feeling Alright.” Their debut album did well with iTunes Editors Choice naming it the Best Reggae Album.
They have only continued to succeed with their albums. Their fifth studio album, “Falling Into Place,” not only received a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album, but also debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae charts.
“In the Moment,” their seventh and most recent studio album, was created during the pandemic with each member being in a different location. This gave the album a different feel than the others and showcases all the different reggae sounds that is Rebelution. Bolstered by songs like “Satisfied,” “Free Rein,” and “Old School Feeling,” Rachmany said everything he wrote kept going back to time and that “you have to keep reminding yourself to be present and make the most of every moment.”
I think that is just what the band does – they make the most of their moments and give their fans a good vibe. The collaboration with their openers and the specials guests and band members they tour with add to their appeal. In fact, DJ Mackle accompanied Rebelution on their Good Vibes Summer 2022 Tour, so rejoining them for this one is a clear sign the artists have a great time together.
Rebelution will continue their Good Vibes Summer Tour 2023 through August and OC residents are treated with a trio of nights starting August 11th at the Pacific Amphitheatre.
Rebelution is a great concert to see in person and one that will leave you feelin’ good. Their energy is impressive and their delivery and on-stage performance has such an incredible feeling.