One good thing about music is when it hits you feel no pain, impressionable words chanted by inspirational reggae legend Bob Marley. Reggae music has fed generations of musicians, singers and songwriters. One such birth from this is a pacific island band known as The Steppas , the name serves as a reminder to step and move forward. Comprised of Rick Star(lead vocals/lead guitar) Na'ea Kaopua(vocals/percussion/keys) Kekolu Pavao(bass) Busy Legaspi(drums) and Makana Rosetti(keyboards) these five muscians have recreated the landscape of reggae music in Hawaii. The passion to play music with the message of peace and love through roots reggae music has never been more evident. The Steppas have self produced their album releases which include, The Steppas EP (august 2012) and The Love Shack EP (march 2013) this second EP entitled The Love Shack debuted at #2 on Itunes reggae charts also hot shot debut at #6 on reggae billboard charts. Fresh off their 2013 tour covering seven states and more than 30 U.S. cities they have teamed up along side Leslie Bimwala Ludiazo who's credentials include producing the likes of The Green, Kimie, Jboog to create the much anticipated first full length album which released March 2014. 'To You From We' made a hot shot debut at #2 on reggae billboards as well as #1 on the iTunes reggae charts.
With the release of TYFW, The Steppas took on a 5 week tour with California rock reggae band Through the Roots and Brooklyn based reggae band New Kingston covering 8 West coast states and doing over 25+ shows in different cities. They will be back on the road starting September 2014 hitting the road with Fortunate Youth. Check out the website for more details.