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Meet San Gabriel Valley Vibes Music

Today we’d like to introduce you to San Gabriel Valley Vibes Music.

SGV vibes was founded in April 2017, by a group of coworkers, Edward Saucedo(keyboardist), William Blancas (bassist), Jonathan Hernandez (frontman) and Fernando Aguilar (manager/percussion). After a long day at work, we would get together and jam out and cover a few songs by sublime, tribal seeds and Rebelution. Soon after, we began creating our own original music and began to dip our toes into the socal reggae scene. Jacob Peña (vocals/congas) joined December 2018, Fabian Avila (drummer) and Anthony Martinez (lead guitar) joined early 2019 and together we began working on our debut album titled “Trust in me” released November that year. Currently working on a new album and a single release this summer titled “set the mood”.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
When having a seven plus member band scheduling could be challenging. Getting gigs was a bit difficult in the beginning, glad we don’t have issue anymore also finding the right person to fit our sound was a struggle as well.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
When you hear about the underground music scene in San Gabriel valley, normally its punk, Ska and indie rock among others but not necessarily reggae. With the help of our underground music friends, we did a few backyard gigs and gave us some popularity. Our sound is a blend of roots, Rock, reggae, Latin roots, r&b, soul and contagious lyrics of freedom, love, positivity and good vibes. Releasing our first Album at kushstock festival was very important and proud moment for us. Performing next to reggea artists we look up too is something to be proud as well.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Timing is key.

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Jose Corona, Gil Flix

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