Roots reggae music featuring Tone Irie along side some of the best musicians in Los Angeles! Live music available in a variety of formats for your event. From acoustic all the way up to a full 8-piece band, Tone Irie can transform your event into a Funky Reggae Party!
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Tone Irie and his band have performed at countless private events including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and many other special occasions. Tone Irie provides a fun and danceable experience by playing many well known reggae and pop classics. For weddings, Tone Irie will work with you to select and prepare special song requests to best fit the occasion and a special dedication. Contact Tone Irie today for questions and inquiries for your next event!
Tony Sauza aka Tone Irie is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music educator and producer from Los Angeles, California. With a deep love for reggae and Afro-Caribbean music, Tone Irie interprets his sound from his experiences living as a Chicano growing up in Northeast Los Angeles.
2017 marks the start of Tone Irie’s solo project, displaying a deep commitment to reggae, dancehall, dub, and tropical bass with songs in both spanish and english. Be on the lookout for upcoming single releases, selecta sets, guest appearances and more!
Tony received his undergraduate degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and earned a Masters in Afro-Latin Music from California State University Los Angeles. He taught music full-time for over 8 years and has recently stepped out of the classroom to become Regional Program Director for the national nonprofit, Little Kids Rock.
Tony Sauza has studied voice, guitar and Cuban tres with internationally renowned musicians such as Bobby Bradford, Ron Berman, Yalil Guerra, Dr. Paul de Castro, Iris Sandra Cepeda, and Afro-Cuban master drummer, Francisco Aguabella. Tony has also studied extensively in Cuba with several master musicians including Rafael Cisneros, “El Duque” and Ramon Marquez from the Afro-Cuban folkloric group, Cutumba. Tony has performed nationally and internationally for over 20 years in places such as Beijing and Tianjin, China, Mexico, New York, Chicago, and other major cities across the U.S. He is currently touring, recording, and performing with the singer-songwriter collective, Cuicani and also contributes occasionally to the urban Cumbia outfit, Viento Callejero.
Additional Booking Notes
PA System is required for all Tone Irie performances. If needed, we can arrange for a PA rental for an additional fee. PA specifications vary depending on the size of the venue, number of attendees, and building dimensions.
Past Booked Events
|May 30, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|September 30, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Wedding|
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Stir It Up - Bob Marley
What I Got - Sublime
Falling - Iration
Love is My Religion - Ziggy Marley
Red Red Wine - UB40
Caress Me Down - Sublime
Somewhere Over the Rainbow -
One Love - Bob Marley
Here I Come - Dennis Brown
I'm Still In Love - Alton Ellis
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Mellow Mood - Bob Marley
Kaya - Bob Marley
The Way You Do the Things You Do - UB40
Baby I Need Your Loving
Other songs available upon special request
Influences & Inspiration
Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill, Ben Harper, Sublime
PA System, mixer, 2 - 12" speakers, 3 to 4 house monitors.
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: Maya has a beautiful voice ! She is professional and made every accommodations necessary for…
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: Tony's band is always well received by our diners and bar patrons. People are captivated by the…
Steel Drum Band
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: We booked Joseph for our school International Day. He arrived promptly and ready to perform for…
The Absolute Best in Caribbean Music....Reggae, Calypso, Soca and Steel Drum Music. Welcome to the Upstream…