Sisters Saloon Summer Concert Series: Bret Bollinger (of Pepper) & The Bad Habits + E.N Young
Fri, Jun 14 at 7pm
Join us on the Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill outdoor patio Friday, June 14 for Bret Bollinger (of Pepper) & The Bad Habits with special guest E.N Young! Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Our shows are all ages.
Bret Bollinger Bio:
Bret Bollinger in an American musician who is best known as the lead singer and bassist for the rock band, Pepper. Bollinger was born in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, and started Pepper shortly after high school graduation in 1997. Over the past two decades the band has sold over a million albums worldwide and toured extensively across the globe, including all of the United States and over 50 other countries. Pepper has shared the stage with the likes of Snoop Dogg, 311, Sublime and Blink 182. They have appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live (July, 2013), Fuse TV, ESPN X-Games, and Playboy TV.
Pepper’s popularity has placed them in heavy rotation on the world famous Los Angeles radio station, KROQ, and landed them multiple San Diego Music Awards. Finally their music has been placed in several feature films including Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007), and Good Luck Chuck (2007), as well as video games such as Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Transworld Surf. Currently the band is recording new music and continuing to tour extensively, having just released an album, Ohana, in April of 2016 and headlined Vans Warped Tour 2016 respectively. The band recently embarked on an extensive summer 2018 tour with Slightly Stoopid and Stick Figure.
Bollinger is simultaneously launching a solo career, and has just released his debut EP, “LO-FI”, on November 12th 2018. LO-FI aims to showcase a vintage reggae/rock sound, while also providing a fresh take on the genre. The follow-up EP, “HI-FI”, will be released in 2019 and will sound more contemporary and commercial than it’s counterpart as the name implies. Bret has toured extensively as a solo artist, playing all over the US, and will continue to tour throughout 2019 to promote "LO-FI".
Aside from music, Bollinger also has his own clothing brand known simply as BOLNGR which can be found in trendy brick & mortar boutiques, surf shops and popular music, arts, lifestyle festivals like Cali Roots, One Love, and Field of Haze.
E.N. Young Bio:
E.N Young, born Ian Allan Young, is a roots musician born and raised on the USA/Mexico border in San Diego, California. E.N started playing piano at age 6, which was the beginning of his musical life. His parents bought him a white upright Samick Piano that he still records and plays on today. At age 12, he broke his left arm and the doctor recommended some physical activity to help recover. In response, his father bought him a drum set to help with his recovery. Not only did it help physically but E.N found a passion for percussion and drums. With his new drumming talent, he reinvented himself on the piano and his musical world was revealed.
Reggae music has always been a part of E.N Young's life. Growing up with his brothers, Manuel and Mike'Chunky Roots' Marquez, reggae was around and the influence was strong. Daily, E.N and his brothers would search for the next reggae tune that caught their ears and lose themselves within the reggae vibes. Now, E.N is more involved in the reggae scene than ever imagined. Not only has he established a name for himself as an individual artist but also as a writer and producer.
E.N started performing when he was 15 years old and in 2002 he became a member of the band Stranger. As a band they put out four studio albums and toured on the West coast, including Guam and Hawaii; which led them to win the San Diego Music Award in 2009. In 2005, E.N Young met Bonita/Chula Vista locals, Roots Covenant and backed 30+ Jamaican artists. In 2010 E.N began pushing his solo career by releasing his first debut album ‘Luck & Chance No More’ under his new label, Roots Musician Records, May 1 2010. He became the first artist under RMR and began to tour as a solo artist. Along his musical path, he has played onstage with many influential reggae artists including Quino Big Mountain, Devastators, Johnny Clarke, Triston Palma, Sammy Dread, Heptones, Everton Blender, Jah Batta, Michael Palma, Sister Nancy, Edi Fitzroy, Anuhea, Tamarama, Stranger, Carlton Livingston, Don Carlos, Slightly Stoopid, the Abyssinians, Clear Conscience, Eek A Mouse, English Man, Gonzo, Tribal Seeds, Milton Henry and more.
In May 2011, E.N went into studio with Tribal Seeds to produce their new EP ‘SoundWaves.’ The EP was released in July and received world-wide attention. From Hawaii to New York, E.N Young completed a fall national tour as the opening artist for Tribal Seeds. A year after that E.N officially joined Tribal Seeds,playing keyboard, melodica and singing.
Construction of E.N’s studio, Imperial Sound Recording Studio took place in August of 2012 and was completed in January of 2013. Imperial Sound Recording Studio is the most southwest recording studio in the United States; bordering Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. It was a dream that has manifested into a professional recording studio. The doors to Imperial Sound were officially opened on January 2, 2013. As soon as the studio was ready bands began to come through the studio to record some great records. Some of those bands include: Tribal Seeds, High Tide, Hirie, K Bong, Beyond I Sight, Gonzo, Inna Vision, Clear Conscience and Without Papers. Imperial Sound Recording Studio is located near the Imperial Beach in sunny San Diego, California.
E.N Young is continuing to make sweet reggae music in his studio producing tracks for several bands and Roots Musician Records signed artists, including Gonzo, Leilani Wolfgramm, Tatanka, Mystic Roots Band, Clear Conscience, Revival, Animo, Inna Vision and Skanks Roots projects. He released his sophomore album ‘Live, Love, Stay Up’ in January of 2015 which consisted of 27 tracks including acoustic and dub versions. The album featured Tribal Seeds, Maad T-Ray (Of Tribal Seeds), Kali Navales and Jah Gumby (of Ooklah The Moc) and Gonzo. E.N recently released his newest album ‘Call On Me’ in April 2016 with it debuting at #3 on Itunes reggae charts. To E.N Young, ‘Call On Me’ is his most artistic and free album so far and he believes it will be a bridge for new reggae listeners as well as a continuing foundation for roots lovers. E.N Young's main goal continues to be, to travel the world spreading good through music and inspiring others.