Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: Marlon Asher w/ Highest Intention + DJ Spleece
Fri Mar | 1 2024 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$20 advance / $25 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents Marlon Asher plus Highest Intention and DJ Spleece!

Friday, March 1st
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$20 in advance / $25 day of the show

Marlon grew up in Enterprise, Trinidad & Tobago. In his youth he was a member of the Mount Ararat Spiritual Baptist Church Choir and later on he embraced the Rasta faith. Marlon Asher is a pioneer of the Trinidadian reggae movement. He has toured with other roots reggae artists such as Sizzla, Slightly Stoopid, Maxi Priest, Beenie Man, Capleton, Fortunate Youth, Pressure Busspipe, Matisyahu, Katchafire, Kottonmouth Kings and even the American R & B Sensation Boyz II Men. Marlon did nine dates on the Slightly Stoopid’s 2019 amphitheater tour. The highlight of this tour was a sold out show at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado. He has toured the US, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Canada, Africa and Europe. Marlon paved the way for other Trinidad artists such as Jah Melody, Khari Kill, I-Sasha, Jah Bami and many more.

In the last few years Marlon has been steadily recording. He released two billboard top ten albums in 2019, one was “Rebirth” with Vas Productions. This album includes features with Anthony B, Slightly Stoopid and Pressure Busspipe. This was his third full studio album. The other 2019 release was a various artist collaboration album called “Life Of A Ghetto Youth Chapter 2” on which Marlon did two songs. His earlier albums include “Unconditional Love” (2006), “Illusions” (2015) “Life Of A Ghetto Youth” (2017). Marlon does twelve of the eighteen songs on this collaboration album. Life of a Ghetto Youth chapter 1 and 2 raise awareness for gun violence and the hardships of Caribbean ghetto living. For this project Marlon helped raise $30,000 for victims and survivors of gun violence in Trinidad and Jamaica.


Highest Intention is a vintage California Roots Reggae Revival band. Their sound is locally grounded and globally appealing. Formed by guitar player and singer Ben Lowe, Highest Intention has played alongside countless Reggae greats and established themselves as a local favorite, conveying a message of love and unity with a clean and fundamentally modern Island Roots Reggae sound.

Highest Intention combines unique and thoughtful songwriting with heavy one drop beats, deep intoxicating bass lines, and vintage dub style effects featuring sound man E.N Young.  The track, Morning Light, features Karim Israel, lead singer of Arise Roots, along with Paul Wolstencroft of Slightly Stoopid on keys.

Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.