More about the artists!:
In his short 35 years, Elijah Ray has become a prodigious vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and recording artist. Elijah is known for his pioneering heart and transformational music that crosses an insanely wide variety of genres…from Acoustic Soul, Bumpin Funk, World Beat, Dance/Pop and Rock… to soul-stirring Piano Ballads, Symphonic Soundtracks, and Shamanic, Sound Healing environments.
His shining presence, gritty soul, and message of love invite the listener into an experience of what it is to be “in the BAND OF LIGHT’, and live a life as an embodied, awakening human. His spiritual messages of authenticity and the power of community have transformed audiences internationally, and many are calling his music the “soundtrack of the awakening.” Both mystical and raw, Elijah’s charisma and musical prowess draws his audience into life’s nectar–spiritual, sexy, sweaty, gritty, and ecstatic. Elijah has single handedly crafted a full band sound on most of his “Band of Light” albums, playing most of the instruments and arranging many of the tracks himself. He is also keen to the art of solo touring–a troubadour with his guitar, and a diverse vocal repertoire which can on the spot create percussion sounds, horn sections, and basslines, all with his voice and a loop pedal.
Over the past 13 years as a professional musician, Elijah Ray has played, collaborated and shared the stage with countless artists and amazing friends and musicians, like Bibi McGill (Beyonce’s Lead Guitarist) Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5) Graham Nash, Andre Manga (Paul Simon) Ben Stiller, Donovon Frankenreiter, G Love, Brett Dennon, Bushwalla, the Luminaries, Tina Malia, Youssouphe Sidibe, Tubby Love, Jay ‘Bird” Koder, Michael Ruff, and many more.
Elijah has been featured in documentaries such as Indigo Evolution, and Living in Light, alongside such luminaries as Neale Donald Walsh, Dr. Matsuro Emoto, Doreen Virtue, Gangaji, Eli Jaxson-Bear and Panache Desai. He has cultivated an international online community, www.bandoflight.ning, and plans to continue touring, releasing new music and media content, broadcasting live shows, offering sound light sessions, as well as crafting workshops, sound-coaching programs, and community building projects to assist the New Earth to Rise with ease. And so it is. 🙂
~ Connection, Healing and Presence ~
Franko Heke is on a mission to raise consciousness through his music and workshops.
Drawing on ancient mantra in combination with his own cultural roots, Franko’s devotional sessions are bound to coax your own divine voice into the open with his distinct fresh sounds for today. With years of touring rock music under his belt, Franko’s compass has drawn him north toward a movement, which brings people together, celebrating our unique gifts, our connection to one another and to mother earth. Sought after for yoga, meditation and transformational festival events, Franko’s boundless energy for the betterment of all beings.
Francis (Franko) Heke has turned his ship from full blazing rock’n’roller to mindful yogi. It has been his life long struggle with depression that urged him to look within & find a more peaceful & harmonious existence, now he is a spokesperson for depression & an alternative therapy healer. He swapped his electric guitar for a harmonium, jambai & acoustic guitar then pulled back on his gravelly voice, which set the tone for his passion of devotional chanting. Ancient music. “The primal vibrations of man is what interests me”.
Francis is one of many members of The Gaya Tree who came together in Mangawhai, New Zealand through a united vision of sharing their love of music to ignite the divine spark and remembrance within us all.
Tubby Love & Amber Lily
From the garden to the globe, Tubby Love and Amber Lily are gathering the tribe. Music has been the catalyst for deepening their connection to life and also a bridge for sharing their journey with others. Calling the island of Kauai home has set forth a Roots Family movement involving regenerative land and energy practices connecting communities inter-island and worldwide.
Tubby and Amber have been blessed to create a soundtrack for this movement alongside artists like Medicine For The People, Dustin Thomas, Wookiefoot, Trevor Hall, Mike Love, Nattali Rize, Paul Izak, Rising Appalachia, Cas Haley, as well as other artists with a similar message. In a time of much-needed change, Tubby and Amber are unifying the people through music and addressing real issues to inspire solutions.