About The Steppas
One good thing about music is when it hits you feel no pain, impressionable words chanted by inspirational reggae legend Bob Marley. Reggae music has fed generations of musicians, singers and songwriters. One such birth from this is a Pacific Island band known as The Steppas. The name serves as a reminder to step and move forward.
Comprised of Rick Star (lead vocals/lead guitar), Na’ea Kaopua (vocals/percussion/keys), Kekolu Pavao (bass), Busy Legaspi (drums) and Markana Rosetti (keyboards), these five musicians have recreated the landscape of reggae music in Hawaii. The passion to play music with the message of peace and love through roots reggae music has never been more evident.
The Steppas have self-produced their album releases which include, The Steppas EP (August 2012) and The Love Shack EP (March 2013). This Second EP entitled The Love Shack debuted at #2 on iTunes reggae charts also hot shot debut at #6 on reggae billboard charts. Fresh off their 2013 tour covering secen states and more than 30 U.S. cities, they have teamed up alongside Leslie Bimwala who’s credentials include producing the likes of The Green, Kimie, Jboog to create the much anticipated first full length album to be released in March 2014. So step and move forward, Roaches up with The Steppas!
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