The Rising Tide features lead vocalist/singer songwriter Jah Sun, Tony Thompson on guitar and harmonies, Beau "Arrow" Sheppard on bass and harmonies, Nick "Kirbz" Kirby on drums and harmonies, and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jallanzo “Dub MatriXx.”
Combined, these musicians form Jah Sun and The Rising Tide. Through their music, these artists
are spreading waves of positivity, love, respect, and kindness to all.
Vocals - Jah Sun:
Lead vocalist, Jah Sun emerges as an artist dedicated to global and social healing. Fusing the sounds of hip-hop, reggae and world music with conscious and uplifting lyrics, he hopes to awaken the human spirit and inspire others to live to their ultimate potential.
Jah Sun brings his message of love and unity with a variety of vocal styles. From fierce hip-hop explosions, to melodic ballads, rootsy anthems and sensual dance-hall licks, he brings something for everyone. Regardless of style, the common theme throughout all his music is the consistent message of positivity, love and respect, and kindness to all.
Guitarist - Tony Thompson:
I was raised in Portland, OR and grew up with a love of music. My Dad began teaching me drums when I was 5 and from then on I knew music was to play a pivotal role in my life. I was 18 when I started really playing guitar and developing my skills in that realm. Music has always been there and guided me through the highest highs and the lowest lows. it’s my goal that through music I will be able to positively affect listeners in the same way that it has served me.
Drums/Harmonies - Nick "Kirbz" Kirby:
My name is Nick Kirby, I am from the small town of Oakland Oregon. I have been playing music since I was 2 years old. If I'm not playing drums, I'm playing bass, guitar, or in the studio engineering. I have learned that playing and performing music does something internally for each and every person out there in a positive way. Music has got me through so many obstacles in life, therefore music is my passion.
Bass/Harmonies - Beau "Arrow" Sheppard:
Growing up in the Southern California surf scene, Arrow was nurtured by a musical culture. With early sonic influences like Bob Marley and the Wailers, Paul Simon, Devo, and Fleetwood Mac, he discovered a passion for rhythm, harmony, and beat. Applying this to his singing and playing, he succeeds in conveying joy for life, while flowing like the ocean.
Multi Instrumentalist - Jallanzo
Born and raised in St. Catherine, Jamaica, Jallanzo is an established multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer and engineer. He has shared stage and studio with reggae legends and upcoming artists all over the globe and is especially known for his signature psychedelic dub sound.