Johnny Groove (The Irie)
The Irie, from Arizona, are quickly becoming a name in the scene. Their debut album, Planet Paradise, hits on every level. It truly is a party album that you turn on and gets the whole house bobbing their head and moving their feet. To me it is an art to be able to create such a creative album that still blends in the sweet sounds of the reggae vibe. Having seen their live performance I can fact check that the stage performance matches the intensity on the album and more. George Ruiz keeps the crowd in constant motion with his excellent precence while singing. Marcus Mapes reminds me of an energetic Brett Bollinger of Pepper on the bass, you can see the excitment through his energy out there. And Johnny Groove brings the drums to a whole new level making the back of the stage up front and center. A live performance by these guys is more than worth it and highly encourged to attend once their party bus hits your town.
I was able to link up with Johnny Groove for a little "What's In Your Playlist" and a new thing added to the feature "Quickfire Questions". You can find below his current top five he is listening to and then check out the questions.