doubt, San Francisco's own
Native Elements are one of the
hardest working and most
respected bands in the Northern
California reggae scene.
They have been nominated for a
San Francisco Weekly, Local
Music Award (Wammie) and BAM
Magazines, Bay Area Music Award
(Bammie) for Outstanding World
Beat/Reggae Club Band.
With a myriad of musical
influences ranging from classic
r&b soul to the deepest
tradition of Jamaican and
English dub, Native Elements
delivers a dynamic sound that
appeals to all music lovers.
Native Elements are a collective
of musicians and singers who
have been performing
professionally in different
settings for over a decade.
The culturally diverse music
scene of the San Francisco Bay
Area has fueled their creative
flow from the start. After
explorations with rock, funk,
blues, and r&b, Native Elements
has set their repertoire firmly
in the roots-reggae tradition.
They combine their colorful
influences into an amalgamation
of positive, vibrant music that
speaks from the heart.
The magnetic music of Native Elements has been
emanating from Bay Area clubs and outdoor festivals, for many
years with Humboldt's world renowned
"Reggae on the River", San Francisco's
"Reggae in the Park", and the "Monterey Bay ReggaeFest" being
the most recent.
They have shared the stage with a host of world renowned acts
including Bunny Wailer, Burning Spear, Culture, Toots & the
Maytals, Black Uhuru, Pato Banton, Lucky Dube, Eek a Mouse,
Yellowman, Big Mountain, and Gregory Isaacs among many others.
Recently, featured on the DEBUT movie soundtrack, Native
Elements has been reaching audiences around the globe with their
Their contagious harmonies and powerful rhythms have won over
praise from musicians, fans and critics alike. Even some of the
most discriminating Jamaican ears have found Native Elements
sound to be as authentic and genuine as their staple of music
With the direction and production artistry of the legendary
Twinkle Brothers (Ralston Grant and Norman Grant), Native
Elements has captured a Jamaican-fortified sound with universal
Their Nice n Up Records debut, Nice n Up features 9 original
tracks with alternate dub versions mixed by Englands sonic
sensations Derek Fevrier and Dub Judah. The diversity of singing
and melodic universal rhythms bring forth a fresh element of
native, roots reggae to the Bay Area music scene.