Lion Heights

Lion Heights
No Ordiance

Lion Heights met while studying music at Columbia College in Chicago; playing in various bands together before deciding to start their own outfit. The group is influenced by the roots music out of Jamaica in the 60s & 70s. Combining aspects of soul and R&B helps them introduce reggae music to new audiences. This versatility has created opportunities for them to work as a backing band for legendary artists such as I-Wayne, Lady G, Sister Nancy & Dawn Penn. They've also provided support for acts such as Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, New Kingston, & Lee "Scratch" Perry. Lion Heights moved to Austin, TX in 2014 and has since been a reoccurring act at venues all over Texas. They have independently released one EP (Survival Of The Richest) and released their first official single "Good One" which was distributed worldwide through label Rebel Sound. "Good One" has since been featured on radio shows all over the U.S. as well as Jamaica and the UK. n 2017, the group released their first full-length record, Same Situation, which has been well-received locally and internationally.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Austin, TX
Genre: Reggae
Subgenre: Rock
Event Type: Showcase