The Crown Room will be filled Friday with positivity Friday.
Pato Banton will be playing in the Crown Room of the Crystal Bay Casino]in honor of the marriage of Todd and Sharon Beeman and is open to the public free of charge.
If the name sounds familiar it should. Todd is the brother of legendary sound maven Blake Beeman, the man behind the sound at the CBC the past 10 years. Blake arranged this party and happily welcomes guests from the North Shore to celebrate the marriage of his brother Todd to Sharon.
Todd proposed to Sharon at a Pato Banton concert. The couple will be married Friday at the Emerald Bay Tea House by Banton.
A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten. Positive vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatrer where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience. Pato dialogues with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun! The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback Pato receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever.
With the release of his new album “Destination Paradise” Pato Banton is embarking on a musical and spiritual mission across all 50 States of America. At the beginning of this mission Pato decided to create a new band called “The Now Generation”, made up of different members from the LA/OC area of Southern California.
This group is made up of some of the area’s finest musicians.
Tony Saenz, the back-beat of The Now Generation has been an active drummer in the OC area, playing for artist like The Breddrin Daddies, Warsaw Poland Bros, and 420 Band.
Bass guitarist Mikey Ortiz has worked with artists such as Kyng Arthur, Majek Fashek, Luna Angel, Kiddus-I, Earl “Chinna” Smith, Jah Mex, amongst many others.
Antoinette Hall aka “Rootsdawtah” has been working actively for more than 20 years in the International Reggae/World Music scene. She has recorded, produced, and toured with some of reggae’s top performers; Gregory Isaacs, Maxi Priest, Freddie McGregor, Beres Hammond, Scientist, Mad Professor and Ken Boothe, to name just a few.
Daniel “D-Lop” Lopilato is an outstaning guitarist and all round musician. Mainly known for his keyboard skills D-Lop worked as bandleader to Majek Fashek, Kyng Arthur and Remi Kabaka. He also played keyboards on Pato’s latest recording, Destination Paradise.
The mighty JAH! Horns features Beeken the “Saxmachine,” Trumpet Bryan and Eddie Farmer on trombone. This three piece horn section have made a name for themselves for providing a full sound, tight horn riffs and highly energetic showmanship. Over the years they have had the privilege and honor of working with artists such as; Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus, Ikey Owens, Aceyalone, Tone Loc, Shinehead, Half Pint, Rico Rodriguez as well as collaborating on a song written for the LA Lakers with Better Chemistry and Chali 2na of Jurassic 5.
At times Pato also incorporates the awesome talents of percussionist Oneko Arika (Kenya, Africa) and the beautiful harmonies of Empress Akua & April Harmony who were also featured on the Destination Paradise album.
Pato Banton and The Now Generation are making their way across the country spreading the Good News and uplifting the masses with a warm message of love and positivity that Pato has been known for bringing to his audiences around the world.
Celebration: Wedding of Todd and Sharon Beeman, public is welcome
When: 9 p.m. Friday, July 26
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room