UB40 are a British reggae band formed in 1978 in Birmingham. Featuring the same line-up of 8 musicians from 1978-2008, the band placed more than 50 singles on the UK charts, and achieved considerable international success as well. Their #1 hits include "Red Red Wine" (#1 UK/Canada/NZ/Holland), "Can't Help Falling In Love With You" (#1 US/UK/Australia/Sweden/Holland), and "I Got You Babe" (#1 UK/Holland).
About Maxi Priest
This internationally acclaimed vocalist is one of only 2 UK reggae acts (other being UB40) to score an American Billboard Number One. That was with the song entitled "Close to You", which was released in 1990. In addition, a duet with Roberta Flack - "Set the Night to Music" - also reached the U.S. Top Ten in 1991. His duet with Shaggy in 1996, "That Girl", was another U.S. hit, peaking at number twenty.
In the latter half of his lengthy recording career, Priest has favoured working alongside other artists, both established and up-and-coming. He has worked with Sly & Robbie, Shaggy, Beres Hammond, Jazzie B, Apache Indian, Roberta Flack , Shabba Ranks and Lee Ritenour.
The band, which defines their distinctive style as "Urban Aloha," is wildly popular among Bay Area music lovers and the Reggae crowd, having previously played sell-out sets across the West Coast and in Hawaii (check out their video, "My Bad", which was featured on ABS-CBN's MYX music station.
Kapakahi has been wowing the West Coast since they formed in 2005. Their eclectic sound is as diverse as their musical origins- bassist Chris Jones reps Philadelphia electro-soul, drummer Steve Salta brings Latin and funk drumbeats, sax player Josh Hoover brings a soulful, powerful presence, and Fil-Am lead singer Mike Dayao adds the killer island croon, honed in his hometown of Hawaii. The result is a sound that makes you "get the same feeling you did when you first heard Sublime." (AllAgesZine.com)
The Mountain Winery is located in Saratoga, California. This venue was formerly known as the Paul Masson Mountain Winery. This venue was built in 1901, and has become quite popular over the years. The many unique features of the area make the Mountain Winery one of the top destinations in the area.
Up until 1952, Mountain Winery was one of the top wine making establishments in the area. But at that time, the wine making stopped and the venue began to host concerts instead. The first concerts took place in 1958, and included performances by famous names in music such as Ray Charles, Ringo Starr, Tony Bennett, Carlos Santana, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more.
As of late, new owners took over the Mountain Winery. They planted new vineyards in 2004, and plan on using this for the first batch of new wines to come from the Mountain Winery.
All in all, the Mountain Winery is one of the most diverse venues in the United States. This can be seen in the way that it produces wine, hosts concerts, and much more.
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Added by kapakahi on August 1, 2008