Lion Heights

Lion Heights is a mighty band that is a product of Austin’s diverse live music community. A small band with a big authentic roots Jamaican sound.

The group began in 2013 on the west side of Chicago between friends, Dane Foltin (Bass/Vox), Jeremy Carlson (Keys/Vox), and James Campbell (guitar). The trio met while studying music at Columbia College and began playing together in various bands. The result was the creation of their own musical trademark influenced by roots reggae music pumping out of Jamaica in the 60s and 70s. The trio blended aspects of Soul and R&B with vintage reggae to broaden and entice new audiences.

Their talent led them to perform as a backing band for I Wayne, Perfect Giddimani, Lady G, Sister Nancy, Dawn Penn, and more. Their talent and reputation grew immensely in a short time. They cross the massive Lone Star state- bringing energetic roots reggae to the Texas Reggae scene. They have opened for well-known Jamaican acts such as Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, Pentateuch, Dubtonic Kru, New Kingston, Lee “Scratch” Perry, and Cocoa Tea.

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Events featuring Lion Heights

Mar 15, 2023
8:00pm — 8:40pm
Presented by
SXSW Reggae
Austin, TX
Dub / Dancehall
Professional Connections
Lion Heights is seeking the following:
  • Brand Partnership
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Booking Agent - UK/Europe
  • PR/Publicity Agency
  • Publishing