Vinyl Music Hall Presents


Samantha LaPorta

Wed, November 7, 2018

7:00 pm

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL

$14.00 - $16.00

This event is all ages

General Admission * Standing Room Only- If Any Seating Is Available, It Will Be On A Strictly First Come-First Serve Basis * All Ages * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian * Posted Times Are Door Times- Events Generally Begin 30-60 Minutes After Doors Open

Hirie--the frontwoman of the exhilarating reggae band HIRIE--grew up a global citizen. Her father worked for the United Nations and she was born in the Philippines, spent years in Italy, before her family settled in Hawaii, which became her spiritual home.

San Diego’s seven-piece band HIRIE is ready to offer a global spiritual uplift. Melding the balmy island touches of its singer’s beloved home—as symbolized by its moniker’s first letter, a “H” for “Hawaii,” with that feeling of irie, the award-winning group offers a soundtrack of hope. Now, with its masterful most recent album, Wandering Soul, brimming with invigorating female-fronted shamanistic reggae an oasis of positivity is just an album away.

Wandering Soul’s lush construct reflects this depth. The songs feature chord sequences that have a sophisticated, tension and release accessibility. The musicianship is high-level restraint, showcasing that point of mature virtuosity where laying back implies instrumental prowess. The album’s trippy production—the bulk of it courtesy of Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Sia)—replete with adventurous textured passages, heady dub segues, and subtle psychedelic flourishes, make it a rare headphone experience for a pop-oriented record.

The album opens with the smoldering and ambitious title track—a sonic journey through heartfelt longing, and heady dub passages. The militant “Renegade” features Nahko Bear of Nahko and Medicine For The People and boasts stately horns, simmering grooves, and call-to-arms individuality against the massification of culture. The personal “Melody of a Broken Heart” and “You Won’t Be Alone” shine a light on personal domestic struggles. “I wrote ‘You Won’t Be Alone’ for my daughter with the hopes that she understands my life when she hears me on the radio. I hope she understands how much I love her and how I can be a role model by showing her she can be anything she wants,” Hirie confides. The sleek futuristic electronic textures of “Boom Fire” represents HIRIE’s party vibe and exudes vivaciousness of in the moment HIRIE living.

Hirie is currently working on her third full-length album due out in 2019.

Reflecting on the power of HIRIE, Hirie shares this story: “I met a fan who was suffering from of six tumors. He shared with me ‘Your music is the reason I get out of bed, you’re my medicine.’ That drives me to push this movement forward to share conscious music. I feel a responsibility and a duty to share a positive message.”
Samantha LaPorta
Samantha LaPorta
Samantha LaPorta is the up and coming singer you’ll be dancing to - Galore Magazine
This rising star, captivates audience with her soulful songwriting and powerful
vocal. Performing a variety of R&B Pop and original chart topping hits. Samantha
performs nationally and her music is currently playing
on one of North Americas largest radio stations.
Top 30 Chart - Don’t Say Forever
Top 10 Chart - Own the Night
Samantha calls Don’t Say Forever her “make you want to dance song, “
influenced by her Panamanian heritage. It has a fun latin groove and currently a
top requested song on radio.
Reviewed by music bloggers as “an infectious feel good song” and "the best
Summer Anthem.” Own the Night, made the Top 10 countdown at #8 and
featured on the Major League Baseball Network.

Indie Source and Celeb Mix, call Samantha LaPorta the artist to watch and with
new music coming soon, you can connect with Samantha on her Instagram and
Music Distribution by Foundation Music and available on all music platforms

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Venue Information:
Vinyl Music Hall
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202