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Pato Banton to headline Fallbrook's Soul Roll this Saturday

Positive Vibrations and good feelings will be radiating from the historic Elder House on July 24 as Pato Banton takes the stage for the first time in Fallbrook as one of the headliners for Fallbrook’s third Soul Roll event.

Banton, who has made it his personal mission to spread the Good News, Positive Vibrations and the Now Generation, is committed to share his music and lyrics with the Fallbrook community.

“I am extremely excited to perform in Fallbrook,” said Banton. “I was recently told the history of Fallbrook, and was told that it had entered an era of change. I jumped at the opportunity to bring positive reggae music to the community.”

According to Banton’s music website, http://www.patobanton.com, Banton makes a point to dialogue with his audience on a range of topics, including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun. Unlike other musicians, Banton does not dictate his set by creating a fixed list of songs that he will sing; the concert’s set list depends on the feedback Banton receives from his audience.

“I will be doing a full spectrum of my music,” said Banton. “I will be performing some of my older music, some new releases, as well as unreleased songs that haven’t been performed. If a fan calls out the name of a certain song of mine, nine times out of ten, I will be ready to play it for them.”

Born in London in 1961, Banton was born Patrick Murray, and gained music experience with the help of his stepfather Lester Daley, a DJ in Birmingham. As he developed his musical career, Banton was able to perform with Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, Burning Spear, Third World, Yellowman, Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown and Steel Pulse.

Some of Banton’s hit songs include “Hip-Hop Lyrical Robot,” “King Step,” “Double Trouble”, “Dance Pon De Spot” and “Dem No Know Bout Pressure.”

Banton has been nominated and awarded with the BBC’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication and commitment to positive change. In the same year Pato received the Black Music Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his contribution to the British Music Industry, and was honored by the Reggae Hall of Fame at the Birmingham Museum opened its doors to the Reggae Hall of Fame alongside UB40 and Steel Pulse.

“My music has a positive style with varied elements that intertwine with the reggae groove,” said Banton. “I want people to feel good and uplifted about themselves with the music they hear from my tour.”

Banton’s musical experience has led him to travel all over the United Kingdom, Europe, and now, the United States. With the recent release of his new album, “Destination Paradise,” Banton is able to spread the message of his music across the United States with the help of the Now Generation, his band that is comprised of musicians from the Los Angeles and Orange counties.

“The Now Generation is an awesome seven-piece band, with a three-piece horn section,” said Banton. “We have a great show, and have a great message.”

Pato Banton and The Now Generation are making their way across the country spreading the Good News and uplifting their audiences with a warm message of love and positive feelings that Banton has been known for bringing to his audiences around the world.

While visiting Fallbrook for his performance, Banton will not be all about work.

“I wasn’t aware until recently that Fallbrook is the avocado capital of the world,” said Banton. “I’ll have to try a few before going home.”

To buy tickets for the July 24 Soul Roll go to http://www.soulrollexpo.com. For more information on Pato Banton, go to http://www.patobanton.com.

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