Fortunate Youth are a blast to watch in concert as they deliver animated live performances that showcase their blend of classic dub and surf reggae. All six members demonstrate stunning artistry with strong melodies, boisterous guitar solos, island-inspired percussion, and nifty vintage organ sounds. Especially captivating is frontman Dan Kelly, whose unique voice is raspy, soulful, and passionate as he belts lyrics that advocate a sunny state of mind. With feel-good favorites like "Sweet Love", "Positive", and "Peace, Love and Unity" propelling their sets to epic heights, Fortunate Youth always treat ticket buyers to a blissful concert experiences they won't soon foret.
In 2009 six members from two different Los Angeles-based reggae bands -- Rudeboy Roots and Irie State of Mind -- teamed up to form the supergroup Fortunate Youth. They made their recording debut with the 2010 EP Up-Lifted before releasing their first full-length album, 2011's Irie State Of Mind. In 2012 they toured heavily alongside acts including The Expendables, Tribal Seeds, Dirty Heads, and The Wailers, earning a reputation as a must-see live band. A year later they released their critically acclaimed sophomore album It's A Jam, a rootsy collection of reggae tracks with that rose to No. 1 on Billboard's Reggae Charts and iTunes' Reggae Charts. With a new album in the works and a rapidly growing fanbase, Fortunate Youth continue to deliver joyous and unmissable live performances.