|Reggae music that gets every music fan to their feet. Providing a new style of Roots music combining multiple harmonies and boisterous solos separates Fortunate Youth from other reggae bands. Positive stage presence and their high-energy approach ensures an unforgettable experience.
Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs. Coming from various bands, they've created a phenomenal 7 piece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. Combining rootsy vibes and heavy bass lines united with multiple harmonies and boisterous solos, separates Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream reggae band. With their high energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan. Also providing instrumentals on extreme sports video games, Surf films, tv and radio commercials to recording full length albums. They have played with bands such as Groundation, The Abyssinians, Tribal Seeds, Sashamon, and Passafire.
"Released in January 2010, this is one album that I am glad to get my hands on. “Up-Lifed EP” is an impressive reggae album that was put together by seven talented artists born and raised in Los Angeles, California. It sounds clean, professionally constructed and vibrant. They keep it fresh and energetic, but are not afraid to slow it down to bring a nice rootsy reggae feel. Each track flows right into the other; the placement of the songs is beautifully concise. There are a variety of sounds and instruments, but it is easy to hear Fortunate Youth’s unique interpretation of California Reggae. This album definitely sounds awesome out of the speakers of my car but when I heard it live I definitely had to approach the band and connect with them. There is one thing for certain- this band definitely has a bright future ahead of them. You can find this CD on iTunes, cdbaby.com and reverb nation. –Danielle Negrin www.myspace.com/fortunateyouth www.fortunatemusic.com "
Danielle Negrin - YourMusic Magazine
"Fortunate Youth has sprouted straight from our own backyards, and while Sourgrass finds many of its roots planted here in the South Bay as well, they now come to us from Santa Cruz. Fortunate Youth is a fluidly talented reggae and dub outfit, psyching us out with keyboards, brass, and the smell of skunks in the air. Sourgrass is a powerful rock & roll band, deeply based in blues, funk, jam, and sexy moves. For more information on the Autism Benefit show, visit www.eatplaygive.com. To learn more about Sourgrass, Fortunate Youth, and Diego’s Umbrella, and to hear their music, check them out on www.DirtyHippieRadio.com. Listen, learn, read on…"
Jeff Vincent - Autism Benefit Show in Boogtown
"Reggae/roots band Fortunate Youth will be opening for the legendary Wailers at Brixton Saturday, March 13. The band has become a local favorite amongst reggae area bands and will be performing songs from its recent EP, “Up Lifted.” The reaction to the band thus far has been very supportive from the South Bay music fans. “It’s been pretty amazing how quickly their draw has picked up,” said band manager Jared Segawa. “We’ve been so aggressive with this band on the promotion end. The band has played with a lot of legendary acts in the past eight months like Toots & the Maytals and The Wailers.” Fortunate Youth will be hitting the road this summer playing various festivals, and hop on dates with bands like The Expendables and Tribal Seeds. In addition to touring as much as possible in 2010, the band plans on releasing its debut album as well. For more information on Fortunate Youth, visit www.fortunatemusic.com."
Shaun Hague - Rockin Beach Cities- Fortunate Youth