DIRECT FROM JAMAICA: EEK-A-MOUSE ALSO SURF ROCKERS, THE B-FOUNDATION AT THE
MINERS FOUNDRY ON THURSDAY, APRIL 5 FOR ALL-AGES REGGAE DANCE PARTY
Eek-A-Mouse is back in the area by popular demand and will be performing
along with red-hot surf punk reggae rockers: The B Foundation. Reggae and
hip-hop fans will love this show on Thursday, April 5 at The Miners Foundry
in Nevada City at 8:30pm. This is an all-ages show and tickets are $20.
Eek-A-Mouse, known as "the tallest mouse in the world" stands at 6 feet 6
inches and is loved for his bubbling lunacy and original style of
"sing-jaying," an early form of toasting Œpon the mic. His hardcore fans
love his half-baked humor, pointed social commentary and unique take on
current events. His long career, which began in the mid-70s and his many
albums, have garnered him accolades worldwide as an international phenomenon
quite apart from the rest of the Reggae world. His sound so unlike any
other, is equal parts singing, DJing and disconcerting Oriental-esque
weirdness which keeps Reggae lovers raving about this rodent. The Mouse¹s
band, B-Foundation will open the show with some of their own songs.
The underground scene of reggae-influenced rock bands continues to grow and
at the top of the list is The B Foundation. Shows are packed, girls are
dancing, party busses are getting filled, and the scene is evolving.
There have always been stand-out bands of this genre throughout the years.
Most people just relate this sound to the band Sublime. But others, like The
Police and The Clash, also had phenomenal success and are a huge influence
on the music scene today. This rock/reggae scene started growing and
growing, and now is undeniably one of the biggest live draws on the West
coast and around the nation. Many bands are having success and having a
great time doing it.
The B Foundation was formed in 2001 in Arcadia, CA with one thing in mind:
taking over the world! With a few small changes over the last four years,
the B Foundation has found an awesome lineup and a distinguished sound and
have played on many stages since 2001, from your backyard to sold-out venues
across the country. From city to city the shows are filled with good people
who know how to have a good time.
Lead guitarist Gyl Bonus (formerly of The Family Dog) has one the most
unique guitar styles in the music business. His fast fingers set the tone
and energy for every live performance and his riffs are unmatched.
Singer/guitarist Patrick Stevenson is one of the most charismatic people in
Los Angeles. His vocal range is amazing and his guitar playing is the
foundation of The Foundation. Patrick has developed into an excellent
songwriter and his personal take on the world vibe can be heard in THE B
FOUNDATION songs. The rhythm section is solidified with Bassist Jason
Moorehead and Drummer Ian McGrath. Together the two are seamless on stage
and in the studio.
The B Foundation released their first full length in March of 2004, entitled
The Deep End. It’s available at www.thebfoundation.com and at certain Los
Angeles record stores as enjoys international distribution including Japan.
They have also licensed their music to many different companies over the
years and have an extensive film-credit history. The B Foundation has been a
part of many successful compilation CDs, including The One Big Family album.
The band has been touring in support of many national acts (Slightly
Stoopid, Pepper, Common Sense, Long Beach Shortbus (Members of Sublime and
LBDA), Kottonmouth Kings, OPM, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Fishbone, ZebraHead,
English Beat, Authority Zero, The Skeletones, Dubcat, Half Pint, Bargain
Music and many more) and has been the headliner at The Bank of the West
Beach Games Featuring the U.S. Open of Surfing the last two years.
With 2007 in full swing and a new full-length album entitled "Trouble
Standing," The B Foundation is one surf-rock-reggae band you won¹t want to
Mark Your Calendar!
Sat, April 14
Also The B Foundation
Canyon Lodge, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Doors 7:30 pm/Showtime 8:30 pm
Other reggae shows in California:
Friday, May 25
River Ranch Lodge, Tahoe City, CA
Doors Open at 8:00 pm)/Showtime 9:00 pm
Thursday, July 19
BLUE TURTLE SEDUCTION
River Ranch Lodge, Tahoe City, CA
Doors 8:00/Showtime: 9:00 pm
Tickets are available at Briar Patch and Record Connection, Nevada City:
After The Gold Rush Records, Love Shack, Auburn: Cherry Records; online at
www.renegadeshows.com, tickets.com and
For more information contact www.renegadeshows.com
or call 530-583-2801.
RBA Publishing and Publicity
P.O. Box 50635
Reno, NV 89513