Tribal Theory

The Crocodile Presents:

Tribal Theory

Jessica Domingo

Fri, May 25, 2018

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$15 Adv.

This event is all ages

Tribal Theory
Tribal Theory
Tribal Theory have established themselves as "One of the most sought after live performing groups" in Southern California. These San Diego natives, with there strong Pacific Island roots, continue to innovate the sound of reggae music. With their original lyrics and upbeat acoustics, Tribal Theory is making their statement clear that they are creating a music genre of their own. They will surely be an exciting addition to your lineup, as the band appeal crosses many genres and include fans of reggae, island reggae, rock, roots, and world.

Genre aside, Tribal Theory is the hottest musical act out of San Diego in quite some time. This talented and impressive group's music is polished and fresh. Tribal Theory takes their Pacific Islander roots and fuses it with reggae, ska, and a little bit of rock to make a sound that's uniquely their own!
Jessica Domingo
Jessica Domingo
I grew up listening to different kinds of music. From exploring my mom’s old collection of albums, to listening to my dad’s favorite radio stations and being inspired by a variety of genres, to discovering my own tastes in music. “All this has helped me develop as an artist and performer.” That commitment, and her prodigious talent, have attracted fans from around the world, yielded two CD releases (2010’s Take A Chance EP and the new full-length, all-original Just Vibe album) and a series of widely seen YouTube performances —including a cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinking About You” which has garnered more than 2 million views.

Jessica began piano lessons at age 5 and took up guitar at age 12. During this time she also began performing in public. One of her fondest memories is performing at a café as part of a vocal workshop she belonged to. “That’s when I discovered my voice,” she explains. “It was fun being onstage, but also nerve wracking at first. I was still learning what I was doing, but then grew to love performing.”

The highly motivated Domingo received a significant career assist when she met Seattle producer Don Quijano, who “was by my side at every performance,” He taught me guitar, provided industry guidance and gave me tips for working onstage and in the studio.” The pair’s collaboration resulted in the Take A Chance EP.

While well received, the recording presented a conflict for Jessica: “I worked really hard on it, but I wasn’t satisfied with the final result because I only wrote two of the songs on it. I wanted to make an album of songs that I could more closely relate to, and that other people could be inspired by. Even if it was going to take longer to make, that’s what I felt was needed.”

It took two years, but Just Vibe, produced by Dylan Fant of Seattle’s One Shot Studio, shows that Jessica got what she wanted, and the results are impressive, both for the range of her writing and the emotional resonance of her performances. The album’s 11 tracks have a natural, largely acoustic warmth and intimacy. Jessica accompanies herself on guitar and ukulele, and Fant’s unobtrusive production frames each song sympathetically, from the jazzy “Vibe.”

The album-closing “Knocks Me Off My Feet” is a particular favorite of Jessica’s—and an indication of how the experience of recording Just Vibe helped her reach a new level of motivation about her work. “It was the first song I recorded for the album,” she recalls. “It was late at night when I wrote it; I came into the booth and just played my ukulele, and I had no idea what to expect. Then a week later, I came back in and re-listened to ‘Knocks Me Off My Feet,’ and I instantly had a flow of ideas for what I wanted for my album. It had somehow come alive in the recording. It was so exciting to hear: That’s when I knew I wanted to make more music.”

She’s continued to do just that, balancing a busy schedule with the equally demanding priorities of school. Jessica’s YouTube exposure has been accompanied by a hectic live performance schedule. She’s sung at the Bite Of Seattle festival, several teen outreach events and benefit concerts. She also entered competitions such as Asian American Singing Idol, the Seattle Filipino community’s Pista Singing Idol and the Filipino-Canadian PNT Singing Idol where she placed in the top three in each contest.

Next up? Jessica is currently co-writing and recording an EP album with multi-platinum Grammy award-winning producer Mikal Blue at Revolver Recordings in Los Angeles. After the release of Just Vibe, she plans on writing and recording more music and self-producing her own music videos.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/