Reggae fans can take in a new spin on the genre with perfomer Caleb Hart’s upcoming performance at the Mile Zero Wine Bar on Aug. 30.
The Trinidad and Tobago native already has a huge following of his self-proclaimed “island soul” genre, which can be described as a mix of reggae, hip hop, and other music styles.
“My set is going to be a very complex mix, (people) are going to hear eight or nine or 10 different genres. It’s going to be everything from songs that I wrote when I was seven or eight years old, to songs that I’m still working on, to freestyles … to everything,” said Hart.
Hart already has a successful career under his belt during his time as a hip hop artist under the name BraveHart, and as part of the reggae band he formed called Tasman Jude. Altogether, he’s performed at over 800 shows across Canada, Australia and the Caribbean.
While he has performed at the Mile Zero one time previously as Caleb Hart, he has toured the area a number of times with Tasman Jude. Due to the venue size, Hart believes his Penticton performance will give fans a unique perspective.
“When it comes to smaller shows like this one, I absolutely love it because there’s a certain level of intimacy that you can’t get into when you’re on a huge stage at a festival or concert,” said Hart. “It’s like needing prescription glasses, and if it’s a big festival, you might not have the clarity that you need. But if it’s a small show, I may be handing you the glasses that you need to see who I am.”
As for what he hopes people will take away from his music, Hart says his message always remains constant.
“I just speak from the heart, no pun intended. I say what I believe is necessary at the time for who I think needs to hear it. The underlying message is always about love,” said Hart.
Hart’s music is available on SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play. His latest album with the Royal Youths will be available for purchase the night of his performance.
For more information about Caleb Hart or his upcoming performances, visit www.iamcalebhart.com.
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