Sugarshack Sessions Presents KBONG plus Sensi Trails at Domino Room
Sat, Feb 29 at 8pm
Where: Domino Room ~ 51 NW Greenwood Ave - Bend, OR.
Date: Sunday, February 29th, 2020
Time: Doors 7:30PM Show 8:30PM
Cost: $15 presale / $18 door
KBONG ~ aka ‘KBONG’ is a multi-instrumental artist who is well known for his “key” role in reggae band Stick Figure. Touring with the group since 2012, KBong has solidified his place as one of the top keyboard players in today’s current Reggae scene. On August 24 2018 KBong released his second studio album ‘Easy To Love You,’ produced by Johnny Cosmic and featuring Scott Woodruff (Stick Figure), The Movement, Raging Fyah, and the aforementioned Cosmic. Bong’s easy going approach to music shows itself in the project. As Bong says, “Music is an expression of ourselves; it’s an art form. Whether you’re playing for one person or a thousand, music soothes the soul.” Through his music, KBong hopes to inspire others to approach life with a positive mindset and maybe even pick up instruments themselves: “I encourage people to play music no matter what age! It’s never too late.” KBong’s first studio album ‘Hopes and Dreams’ came out in 2014 and featured him as the primary song writer. The summer anthem “Livin Easy” featured Scott Woodruff and the rest of Stick Figure. Other collaborations on the album included singer/songwriter Hirie, producer Johnny Cosmic and producer Alific. In Bong’s music you can hear a mix of catchy acoustic guitar riffs and surf vibes, as well as influences ranging from reggae to hip hop. Regardless of the influences, once you hear his style you’ll be hooked because it’s fresh and pleasing to the ears. You can check out KBong’s new album now on all digital platforms and at kbongmusic.com, where you can also find his upcoming solo tour dates!
Sensi Trails ~ Since 2016, Sensi Trails has been playfully blurring the lines between Cali reggae, surf, and psychedelic rock. After releasing a 5 song EP, lead singer and guitarist Kyle Rising decided to relocate from Outerbanks North Carolina, to San Diego California. He soon reconnected with E.N Young, whom he met when Tribal Seeds was on tour in NC. After recording and releasing the new single Just Livin' featuring Kbong of Stick Figure, he met drummer Jordan Starke and bassist/vocalist Kaya Hall.
After dropping out of college and moving to Outerbanks, Kyle performed the open mic circuit and eventually found like-minded musicians, with whom he formed Sensi Trails. Feeling the need for growth following the EP, he hopped in the tour van on a solo journey out west. Desiring a fresh chapter of energy and sounds for Sensi Trails, Kyle hit Imperial Sound Studios in San Diego to record new material for a follow up album.
Drummer Jordan Starke came from a background of rock and metal. But he found reggae when he was just 16 years old, seeing Mike Pinto on tour in his hometown of Colorado Springs. Bassist Kaya Hall first found music in the form of a Kiss album in his fathers record collection. When his parents took him to a Slightly Stoopid concert, he fell in love with the sound and community that reggae created. He has been the lead vocalist and guitar player in the popular San Diego roots-reggae band Strictly Skunk for over six years.
The three musicians originated from different cities, came from different backgrounds, and found music through different avenues and styles. But it was their passion for music, and their love of reggae that brought them together. Honoring the sounds that inspired them, while mixing in fresh themes and styles, Sensi Trails is finishing their debut album. Combining thunderous bass, on-point rhythm, soulful lyrics, and tasty melodies – Sensi Trails will draw you in and leave you wanting more. With a chemistry of catchy songs and infectious vibes, they travel the open road, on a quest to play and spread their music to the world.