After the Smoke - Ventura 

We are happy to have After the Smoke back at our Ventura Surf 'n' Suds event!

Hailing from Ventura County, After the Smoke comes to you with an original style of Cali roots-rock Reggae music. After years of pursuing their own musical endeavors, long time friends come together to bring the world a new sound of reggae. What started out as a few jam sessions eventually led to an original blend of roots-rock reggae, with every individual member contributing a unique influence from their diverse backgrounds. Having performing at Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood as a top 12 finalist out of 600+ for the Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands and winning "Must See Band" at the 2014 Ventura County Music Awards, After the Smoke is on track for success as they venture out into the world with their recently-released first self-titled EP "After the Smoke."

Band members include; Jacob on Vocal/Guitar; Guillermo on Keyboard/Backing Vocal; Angel on Bass; Filliblunt on Keyboard; Rafa on Congas; and Miguel on Drums.
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Cross Cut Band 805 - Ventura

Ventura's finest Bix Mix dance band playing all types of music from Rock to County to Funk and all types in between. The band was established in the early 90's and has grown and changed over the years. Crosscut has been playing all throughout Ventura County and Santa Barbara Counties since it's inception. Crosscut also plays many of the local popular festivals like the Avocado festival every year (Oct) in Carpinteria. The goal of the band has always been to get people moving and dancing so everyone is having Fun!. The band members of Crosscut are dedicated musicians who like to recreate the songs they play very close to the original songs. The remaining original members of the band are Peter Tierney (Guitar) and Ron Croxen (Drums) 20+ years playing Great music. Crosscut Band is involved in the community by donating time to local events like the Love walk. Giving back to the community is important to the band. Music is more than playing and dancing it's about a connection between the band and the audience. This connection is what inspires both the band and the audience to respond through the music. It is definitely Synergy at it's best. As always the band truly appreciates all our friends and family for supporting Crosscut. You can find Crosscut Band playing in all your local favorite places so come out and support local live music. Thanks, "Crosscut" Band - Da Boys!
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DJ Hecktik and The Band

DJ Hecktik will perform in Ventura and Carpinteria!

Music is his savior and DJ Hecktik continues to save us all with outstanding style and incomparable skill.

At the tender age of 13, Josh Stanford, better known as DJ Hecktik, began to experiment with DeeJaying at Montecito "ELMO." His youth group leader, Kris Watanabe, was a DJ. Attending youth group classes in exchange for DJ lessons helped change his life for the better and so did the music. Once he started in 1993 he never stopped. Now having over 20 years of experience, Hecktik gives back as much as he can. He is Santa Barbara Counties most established Turntablist. Performing at weddings, music festivals, private parties, events, nightclubs and more. Consistently dominating DJ battles, "Hecktik" has been featured in DJ Times Magazine, and Scratch Magazine, as well as being highly sought after as a radio mix show producer. DJ Hecktik currently performs regularly on a radio station called "103.3 The Vibe" KVYB and has been for the past 10 years. He has also performed on KPAT "95.7 the Beat", KISS 107.7FM, and 91.9 KCSB. Hecktik is performing all over Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, and has also performed on stage, and in the studio, with hip hop artists such as KRS-ONE, G-Eazy, Too Short, ZION-I, T-Pain, GZA from the Wu-tang Clan, Talib Kweli, DJ Mustard & YG, 2 Live Crew, DPG, Slum Village and more. Check him out on line at www.djhecktik.com

DJ Hecktik and The Band

Cornerstone Reggae

Surf 'n' Suds is stoked to have Cornerstone as the headliner again for Carpinteria in 2018! 

California-based, Cornerstone, has been pumping out high-energy reggCalifornia-based, Cornerstone, has been pumping out high-energy reggae since 2005. Their style has evolved into an emerging urban reggae sound like no other. Comprised of Santa Barbara’s local reggae veterans, this all- star line up fuses traditional reggae with a conscious Californian vibe to create a unique sound, while staying true to the fundamentals of roots reggae. Cornerstone has had the honor of sharing the stage with musical legends such as, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Don Carlos, Toots and the Maytals and many more.

The new album, self-titled “Cornerstone” was mastered by two-time Grammy nominated mastering engineer, John Greenham and delivers a sonic wave of timeless reggae music. ae since 2005. Their style has evolved into an emerging urban reggae sound like no other. Comprised of Santa Barbara’s local reggae veterans, this all- star line up fuses traditional reggae with a conscious Californian vibe to create a unique sound, while staying true to the fundamentals of roots reggae. Cornerstone has had the honor of sharing the stage with musical legends such as, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Don Carlos, Toots and the Maytals and many more.

www.cornerstonereggae.com

To listen to their music, click here:
https://soundcloud.com/cornerstonereggae

Cornerstone Reggae

The Olés - Carpinteria 

Born between the pacific ocean and the Santa Ynez foothills on the south facing shores of Santa Barbara, The Olés have been making "the kind of music you put on while cruising to the beach at sunset" for the past 6 years. A love for the sound, the community, and the lifestyle bleeds through in their ever evolving sound, rooted in reggae, hip hop, and soul. Cutting their teeth at Isla Vista house parties, The Olés have played across the Western U.S. - from Colorado to Washington and back down to SoCal - sharing stages with the likes of Rebelution, Don Carlos, Passafire, Hirie, and The Mad Caddies.

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOlesband

The Olés - Carpinteria