Burritos, Tunnel Vision, Audic Empire, Vana Liya

The Wayfarer Presents

Burritos

Tunnel Vision

Audic Empire

Vana Liya

Sat, February 16, 2019

8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Burritos
Burritos
A Celebration of the music of Bradley Nowell
Tunnel Vision
Tunnel Vision
Tunnel Vision is quickly becoming Southern California’s favorite new Surf, Reggae, Ska band. The band is comprised of five musicians who grew up in the San Diego area with instruments in their hands and skateboards and surfboards under their feet. Tunnel Vision originally formed as a three-piece band, with Hayden Hanson as the lead singer and guitarist, Jacob Hernandez on bass, and Tanner Payan on drums and additional vocals. The three have been long time friends, who grew up surfing spots like Black’s, Oceanside Jetty, Trestle’s, and T-street and Skateboarding iconic bowls like The Vans Combi, Encinitas YMCA, Clairemont, Carmel Valley and Oceanside’s MLK Skatepark.

Growing up in SoCal, the band was heavily influenced by the Punk Rock, Reggae and Ska Music of bands like Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, NoFX, Rancid and Mad Caddies. The boys have all worked in the surf industry for years, starting out in retail for Rip Curl and moving on to manufacturing surfboards for Lost Enterprises.

Tunnel Vision recently increased the band from a three-piece to a five-piece by adding Doug Alani and Matt Risley. Matt Risely & Doug both met the guys through their connections with Lost’s retail store, Catalyst. Matt is Texas surf transplant. Matt plays keys for the band and is an avid Surfer and Skateboarder as well. Doug brings his mad saxophone skills to the sound of Tunnel Vision, when he is not in the courtroom tipping the scales for justice, he is cranking out tunes with Tunnel Vision.

In 2013, Lost sent the boys down to Cabo for The Cabo San Lucas ASP Surf Contest and to perform at venues around the contest. The song tells the story about their adventure in Cabo with surf pros like Chris Ward and Mason Ho. Then to top it all off in 2014, they were offered the opportunity to caravan down to Cabo with a group of eight bands. Road tripping the San Diego to Cabo route and then finish the journey off with playing the main stage at Zipper’s. Tunnel Vision was able to finish out their set in Cabo playing The Cabo Song. The whole caravan to Cabo trip and all the antics that went along with it, was filmed by a local film crew and is available on a DVD. Also in 2014, Tunnel Vision did a mini East Coast tour sidelining with surfboard shaper Matt Biolas, and Mike Reola of the Lost crew.

In 2015, Anthony Levato joined the Tunnel Vision crew and started managing the boys. Anthony connected Tunnel Vision with Tom Maxwell of Whiskey Barrel Records and together they all connected with San Diego favorite Miles, Kyle & Dela of Slightly Stoopid. Slightly Stoopid took the boyz under their wing and let them record the rest of their album at the Slightly Stoopid “The Lab” Studios in San Diego. The self titled debut album Tunnel Vision rolled out in July and is now available on ITunes and the store section of the web site.

Tunnel Vision will continue with their love of music, travel, surfing and skating with groups like Miles for Myles, Fender Charity, and Surfrider.

You can hear some of Tunnel Vision’s music now on the website under The Music Tab. Make sure to sign up for their email list and follow them on Facebook and Instagram. All the summer show dates are listed on the home page.
Audic Empire
Audic Empire
Audic Empire is a five-piece band that features impeccable vocals, phenomenally guitar, a rocking Rhythm Section with a hip hop twist. Song writers, Ronnie Bowen and James Tobias. All music has been released independently & self-managed since 2015.


Audic Empire has been averaging around four tours a year at 3 to 4 weeks per tour since late 2016. When back home in Austin Texas, they play one or possibly two shows a month in each Major Market/cities around Texas. They have been featured on various radio stations, online radio, magazines, online magazines, news papers, nominated album of the Year from Electric magazine, band of the year in Austin Texas, band of the year in Houston Texas.
Vana Liya
Vana Liya
Nirvana Goberdhan grew up in Deer Park, New York, about 45 miles east of Manhattan. Her parents are from Guyana, at the southernmost end of the Caribbean. From early on, Vana was surrounded by soca, calypso, dancehall, reggae music.

For Christmas of 2014, her mom gave her a ukulele and a few years later, she began covering songs by her favorite artists like Sublime, Slightly Stoopid and Pepper. The combination of the ukulele and her soft voice put a unique twist on some reggae-rock staples. Artists like 311, Rebelution, Stick Figure and Tribal Seeds shared Vana’s covers across social media platforms.

​After gaining some traction, in April of 2018 Vana signed withPepper's LAW Records and released her debut single "Show Me" with the help of musician Nick Gudzan and producers Greg Shields (Kash’d Out) & Josh Saldate. Subsequently, she pulled together a backing band based in Long Island (Cody Stern on guitar, Logan Whaley on bass, Steve Shaw on keys/piano and Michael Celano on drums). In July, Vana hit the road on her first tour playing direct support for Kash’d Out during their Always Vibin’ Tour. Shortly after Vana’s second single “When It Feels Right” was released.

In August, Vana released her third single “I Don’t Care What You Do” with her first music video. The video has a 90’s old school feel and the locations show some of the highlights of New York. The next month Vana toured the west coast for the first time supporting KBong of Stick Figure and Kash’d Out.

Vana’s latest single “Surface” was released October 7th in honor of Mental Health Awareness Week. She decided to use her platform to talk about her personal struggles and become a voice for mental health. She released the song with a statement and video that share her story to let people know they aren’t alone and she hopes to inspire others to seek the help they need.

In November, Vana left for her third tour playing direct support for The Expendables during their Raw Acoustic Tour. This year Vana has opened up for bands like Pepper, Ballyhoo!, Badfish, Oogee Wawa and Tropidelic. In addition, she has played festivals like Angry Orchard Harvest Fest and Hightopps Backstage Bash. In March of 2019, she will be playing Cruz Bay Music’s Virgin Island Jam Fest.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com