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KZFR presents Earl Zero, King Hopeton, & Stay Positive Sound

Location: Chico Women's Club
  • 7:30pm11:00pm Friday, April 7, 2017
KZFR presents an Evening of Reggae music with legendary Soul Syndicate singer Earl Zero , DoubleLion Recording artist King Hopeton , and Stay Positive Sound

Doors open at 7:30pm
Show starts at 8:30pm
Tickets are $10 available locally at Chico Paper Company and Blaze N' J's Smoke Shop
Tickets available online

Earl Zero originates from Greenwich Town area of Kingston, and Zero began his career in the 1970s, first as a member of the group Rush-It with his childhood friend Earl "Chinna" Smith, who recorded for producer Bunny Lee, who gave him the name 'Earl Zero' to distinguish him from Smith. His recording of his song "None Shall Escape the Judgement" went unreleased but it was a hit for Johnny Clarke when recorded by the singer in 1974, and Zero first had success as a singer himself with the Al Campbell-produced "Righteous Works" in 1975. He recorded for Don Mais' Roots Tradition label (recording "Home Sweet Home" and "I No Lie"), and joined Tommy Cowan's Talent Corporation roster, and had further success with "Please Officer" and "City of the Weak Heart", released on Cowan's Arab label the latter also recorded by Jacob Miller on his Killer Miller album. In 1976 he moved on to work with Bertram Brown, recording "Get Happy", and again recorded with Campbell on "Heart Desire". He continued recording through the late 1970s, recording with Soul Syndicate.His first two albums, Visions of Love and In the Right Way, were released in 1979.

In 1979 he relocated to Northern California, and continues to record since, with several albums released. His latest albums include 'And God Said To Main' [2014], 'Marketplace' [2011], 'Roots and Romance' [2001],

King Hopeton (Horace Campbell) was born in St Ann Parish on the beautiful island of Jamaica and his work embodies elements of Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Ska, Gospel, Alternative and Classical music. In 1995, King Hopeton established Double Lion Records in Jamaica and in the US in 2007. Since then, King Hopeton has released work with Beenie Man, Sizzla, Capleton, Little Hero, Teflon and many others. King Hopeton was credited by Billboard Magazine in 2009 for producing 12 of 15 rhythm tracks on Little Hero’s number one Billboard Reggae album “Revelation”, as well as Reggae hits stemming from Jamaica to the Caribbean.
King Hopeton is an avid performer, with an average of over 80 shows a year. You can find him at Festivals such as Alley Arts Fest 2nd Sat (Ca), Sting 2008(Ja), Benefit for Cancer Treatment (Ca), Best Reggae Fest, One love Reggae Fest (California and Florida), In the Light Fest as well as touring, primarily in California at popular music venues.
whenever the need arises for his support, and most importantly, “sharing his knowledge and devotion to this cause” (Reggae Music for Peace). He is currently preparing for an upcoming tour with Black Uhuru in April 2017.

"Reggae is my heart", says King Hopeton, and he aspires to create spiritually lifting music that touches the soul of mankind, bringing peace and hope for all, TODAY.
STAY POSITIVE SOUND is a reggae based sound system. Handling everything from producing events with headlining artists, weekly radio shows, studio production, dub plate recording sessions, live sound system rental and of course, top notch reggae selectors.
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