Ocean Beach, California-based Slightly Stoopid is now in its second decade of making eclectic music, manufacturing an energizing and multifaceted sound that has been described as “a spiritual bath of positive party energy.” Formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty, Slightly Stoopid has matured into a versatile musical ensemble, including drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran, percussionist Oguer “OG” Ocon, saxophonist Daniel “Dela” Delacruz, keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft, trumpet and trombone player Andy Geib, and an arsenal of guests that frequent the stage, most notably Karl Denson (Rolling Stones/Greyboy Allstars), Don Carlos, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band).
Although currently based in Southern California, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii is always near to the heart of musicians Kaleo Wassman (vocals/guitar), Bret Bollinger (vocals/bass) and Yesod Williams (drums), better known as Pepper. The band’s music – both live and on its releases – is really about enjoying life and being grateful for each experience. From the trio’s 1999 debut Give’n It to the 2006 standout album No Shame, Pepper has embodied not only a style of music but a lifestyle, one that’s most easily found on beaches across the world, but also one that’s relatable to anyone anywhere.
Stick Figure is the musical creation of Scott Woodruff, who crafts authentic artistry from the foundation of roots-dub reggae. Featuring cavernous grooves, sparkling electronic orchestration and thick rhythms, Stick Figure’s songs and sounds take shape live with the help of a brotherhood of hard-jamming musicians.