Southern California Style Reggae Lights Up The House of Blues


Originalites play the House of Blues Anaheim August 28

Orange County’s own reggae roots band from Fountain Valley will be headlining the House of Blues Anaheim on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Haling from coastal southern California, the band is known for mixing their own style of Pacific influenced vibes into their irie-style music.

The OC Concert Guide caught up with the band as they prepare to play for their hometown crowd.

OCCG: Can you share with us the story of how The Originalites got together?
Originalites: Daniel, Tim, and Peter form the band at the end of the school year at Fountain Valley High School in 2008( their senior year). Then in Dec of 2008 they met Mike at Kiro Bigra’s African shop called African Corner when it was located in Fountain Valley.

OCCG: Your stomping grounds is Orange County, but where were each of you born?
Originalites: Tim was born in Newport Beach, CA, Peter was born in Anaheim Hills, CA, Daniel was born in Lima, Peru and Mike was born in Long Beach, CA.

OCCG: Describe your music and what influences it.
Originalites: Feel good music covering a range of emotions through personal experience. Music that makes you dance, makes you think, or feel something positive.

OCCG: You perform regularly in OC. Do you have a favorite spot?
Originalites: Gallaghers Irish Pub & Grill in Huntington Beach and House of Blues in Anaheim.

OCCG: Which of your songs would you say are most popular with fans? Is there a band favorite?
Originalites: Fan favorite originals are: Cindypoo, Vivanda, Spinning Round, Unpretty City, Rock Bottom, Atmosphere, Porque.
Fan favorite covers are: Pycho vision – Suicidal tendencies and Ghost Town – The Specials.
Band favorites artists are: Atmosphere, Rock Bottom, “H”

OCCG: What’s been your biggest challenge as a band?
Originalites: Our biggest challenge as band has definitely been getting people to pronounce and spell our name correctly. It’s “The ORIGINALITES” NOT “the originalities.”

OCCG: Besides going to your show at the House of Blues in Anaheim on August 28th, how can we hear your music?
Originalites: Sites where you can find and download our music are;,,,,, TNN Radio,

OCCG: What can we expect in the future from The Originalites?
Originalites: New music, lots of shows, some tours, and video and picture postings. And Alien contact.