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Musical medley to greet guests of July 24 Soul Roll - Social Green and Kingsland add variety to the next summer event

Reggae lovers aren’t going to be the only ones interested in the July 24 Soul Roll; there’s going to be plenty of variety in music genre for the entire community to come out and enjoy an upbeat summer day.

While Pato Banton is one of the headlining artists for the third Soul Roll event, bands that have picked up steam in North County will also be joining Pato in creating a musical experience that is not to be forgotten.

Two bands that will be jamming at Soul Roll are Kingsland and Social Green, two of North County’s up and coming groups. These groups have been developing a unique style and sound that has created a fan base that loyally follows them via the Internet and to shows all over the country.

According to “Kingsland” Bron Gardner, the band Kingsland will offer the audience at Soul Roll an “unexpected surprise.”

“We play something that’s different from typical reggae, or from what you would hear daily,” said Gardner.

Gardner is the lead singer of Kingsland, which is comprised of Sergio Gonzales on the keyboard; Marco Wood on the drums; and Nathan “Soul Train” on the bass. The band, which is a local Fallbrook band, began in 2006 when Gardner graduated from Fallbrook Union High School. However, as is typical with high school bands, the group broke apart as various members moved out of the area to attend college or pursue other interests.

However, the band has recently reorganized itself, and is now creating “upbeat, energetic, lively and positive music,” said Gardner. “While there is some reggae influences, we have a really upbeat sound, and almost have a hip-hop feel to our music,” said Gardner. “The closest band I can think to compare ourselves to is 311, but we have a huge background of style.”

At Soul Roll, Kingsland will be playing original songs that have been recently recorded by the group, along with the band’s more popular hits, such as “Johnny” and “Can’t get you out of my head.”

For music lovers who enjoy progressive and ska music, Social Green has a set list that is sure to excite and rile up the crowd.

According to Shane Culpeper, Social Green’s manager, the group has ska, classic rock, hip-hop and punk rock roots, which allows for the group to be multifaceted.

“Social Green is not one sided at all,” said Culpeper. “This band is one of the most energetic out there, and is really able to psych the crowd up.”

The band – which is comprised of Ian Crosby on vocals; Adam Chini on keyboard and vocals; Jordan Chini on guitar; Justin Burton on drums and Jon Carter on the bass – has been playing together for six years. The band has had the opportunity to play alongside large bands, such as Eek-A-Mouse, and has traveled throughout California. This will be Social Green’s second performance at Soul Roll, and the group was happy for the second opportunity to play for Fallbrook’s music lovers.

“We are not your typical ‘white boy’ reggae band,” said Culpeper. “We don’t have fake Jamaican accents, like some other bands might have. We have many sounds in each genre, and get compared to a lot of different bands that we didn’t think we sounded like.”

Songs from the band’s latest EP, Sounds of Revolution, is sure to please the crowd, said Culpeper.

“We have had so much fun with Soul Roll, so we are more than happy to play there again,” said Culpeper.

Soul Roll will take place on Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Elder House, located at 127 W. Elder Street, Fallbrook.

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