Mike Love

The Crocodile & Da808 Present:

Mike Love

Sarah Christine

Fri, April 19, 2019

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$20 Adv.

This event is 21 and over

Mike Love
Mike Love
In this modern age of music, genres blend together as naturally as the river flows into the sea. With the expansive library of all the music of the world from every time period a t our fingertips, creative artists seem to be more and more liberated from the archaic mentality of being pigeonholed into one genre or demographic. Mike Love is at the forefront of this movement. With a foundation rooted in the spirituality and message-based music of Reggae and Rastafari, he blends the sounds of progressive and classic rock, pop, R & B, soul, blues, flamenco, jazz and so much more. Healing is at the core of his music. With ever evolving live performances, Love keeps his organically grown fanbase returning again and again to witness the evolution of tried and true fan favorites, and the ever-expanding repertoire of new music that is constantly surfacing. Fans often leave live performances remarking about how they have just been to church, or had a bad day turned around.

Born and raised on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i, Love was brought up in an environment surrounded by musical influence and the inspiring natural landscape of his island home. Forging a deep connection with nature, his message of returning to a more natural and spiritually grounded way of living was solidified at an early age. Growing up under the musical guidance of his father and grandfather, both composers, as well as his steel pan instructor Frank Leto and piano teacher Beth Uale, Mike's natural musical instincts towards melody and harmony were shaped and deepened. Mike started playing the guitar at age 15 and played in multiple bands throughout his teenage years, playing his first live gig with a band at age 16.

It wasn't until he joined forces with local musicians Tavana, Brad Watanabe (currently of The Green) and longtime collaborator and current drummer Sam "Ites" Gonsalves to form the band Melodious Solutions, that his musical vision started to take shape. Furthering his talents as a composer/lyricist and arranger, Love subsequently fronted the 10-piece band Dubkonscious for a few years, entering into his first studio experience as producer as well on the band's album "At the Foot of the Mountain".

In 2008, he started a solo weekly residence, performing at a local Irish Pub on Mondays. During his long four-hour sets there, he developed a unique one-man-band style, using looping, multiple instruments, and an array of different vocal techniques and musical styles. As his creativity and delivery in a solo format blossomed, so did his audiences. Slowly and organically, this became his main project and his solo career was born. In December of 2012, Love released his first solo album, the critically acclaimed fan favorite "The Change I'm Seeking". With instant classics like "Permanent Holiday", "Barbershop", and "Human Race", his fanbase rapidly grew, worldwide, with the success of a handful of viral videos on YouTube. Love also delved into more passionate subjects on the album, with tracks like "Earthlings" exhibiting his desire to "Veganize" the world and wake people up to the injustices of animal cruelty, and "No More War", a call to "bring the troops back home" from these "wars that no one really wants". It was clear that finally Love had found his voice and was ready to share his music with the world.

He began touring that year with best friend and musical soul-mate Paula Fuga, playing shows to enthusiatic crowds in the western U.S. supporting bands like Groundation and Nahko and Medicine for the People. As the buzz spread, so did the reach of Mike and his band. The next year brought them all over the U.S. playing club shows and festivals alike. Love supported Trevor Hall and Xavier Rudd on major tours throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada, winning over many fans in the grassroots style he had become accustomed to. You'll often catch Mike saying "I just keep playing the music, and this thing just keeps growing. It has a life of its own and I'm just grateful for it." International touring soon followed, with warm and enthusiastic receptions across Europe, Central America, Australia, Polynesia and more. Throughout it all, Love has remained humble, citing the healing power of the music that comes from a larger place as the sole reason this all has been possible.

With the release of his second album "Love Will Find a Way" and follow-up companion album "Love Overflowing" featuring sing-along tunes like "I Love You" and "No Regrets", he solidified the bond with his fans and exhibited the evolution that lovers of his music had come to expect. Returning to the studio with road-tested material and a more intimate connection with a worldwide audience had obviously resulted in a more refined and focused sound and ideology.

Currently, he has formed a super-band, hand-picked from all of the top musicians he's worked with over the years, dubbed aptly, Mike Love and the Full Circle. They have honed their skills and come together as a tight unit at home on O'ahu and have now begun to tour, taking Love's music to even greater heights. As they prepare to return to the studio in 2018, we can anticipate that the new album they are concocting will be the most dynamic, heartfelt and spirited offering yet. In the years to come we can only expect more growth, more innovation, and of course, more Love.
Sarah Christine
Sarah Christine
The evocative, angelic voice of Sarah Christine is a loving wake up call that opens the heart and activates transformation while beckoning the listener inward to remember their own truth within. Sarah Christine is a visionary songstress, soulful siren, composer, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist with a deep desire to facilitate connection and healing on the planet through music. She is a passionate lover of life and catalyst for change who uses music to create authentic, uplifting experiences that ignite the senses & penetrates the soul. Her unique sound is an out of the box tapestry that blends Acoustic Soul, Reggae, R&B and Gospel to provide an upbeat yet soothing soundscape for her enchanting vocals to soar over. Whether performing solo acoustic or with a full band, her shining presence radiates while delivering conscious lyrical affirmations intended to stimulate awakening and empowerment.

Nestled in the peace and tranquility of the Pacific Northwest, Sarah Christine has called Vashon Island, WA home for the past 20 years. She is a wife, mother of three, avid gardener, chef and activist who has also worked as a labor support doula welcoming over 50 babies into the world with song. Her passion for travel and music has lead her all along the West Coast, as well as to Hawaii, Jamaica, China and most recently Bali where she teamed up with Michael Franti at his retreat center Soulshine. Exploring the world with music at the forefront is dream coming true!

Sarah Christine loves sharing her work at festivals, yoga gatherings, Unity churches, private retreats, conferences, workshops and more. When performing without the support of a backing band, her self taught skills on guitar, piano and percussion accompany her soulful vocals conveying a depth of intimacy and complexity that has been compared to Eva Cassidy, India Arie and Joni Mitchell.

In alignment with her mission to inspire and help others, Sarah Christine teaches voice empowerment sessions to groups and individuals. Her holistic approach brings awareness to the habits, beliefs and tension that can block self expression from flowing freely. Drawing from the wisdom and techniques of transformational breath work, yoga, meditation, visualization, chakra toning, mantras and improvisation, she intuitively guides others to harness their personal power and reclaim their voice.

Over the years Sarah Christine has been blessed to share the stage with some of her favorite artists such as Michael Franti, Mike Love, Prezident Brown, Clinton Fearon, Saritah, Publish The Quest, Warrior King, Shimshai and more. She has been featured at numerous festivals and NW venues including: Northwest Folklife Festival, Conscious Culture Festival, True Nature Yoga Fest, Northwest Roots Festival, Wealthy Goddess Live, Jazzbones, Nectar Lounge, Columbia City Theater, Breitenbush Retreat Center and Triple Door Main Stage. She also performs regularly at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport where she caught the attention of the legendary Stevie Wonder who sought her out after hearing her distinctive voice wafting through the terminal.

Sarah Christine's most recent single WE ARE ONE is a soul resonating anthem of unity consciousness and connection. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the song is donated to The Unstoppable Foundation, a non-profit organization working to create sustainable solutions to the eradication of poverty in Kenya, Liberia and Uganda. Through education, clean water, healthcare, nutrition and income training, this foundation is helping to change lives everyday.

Spring 2019 will celebrate the release of Sarah Christine's highly anticipated third album TIME TO SHINE produced by Martin Feveyear.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121