Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: SOULWISE w/ Pacific Roots
Sat Dec | 16 2023 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 Soulwise with special guests Pacific Roots! 

Saturday, December 16th
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$20 in advance / $25 day of the show


Cousins Sean (Vocals/Guitar) and Kevin Eichhorn (Vocals/Keys) began jamming in local garages at age 10. Music was deeply rooted in their family and the thought of forming a group was inevitable. Influenced by the surf rock scene of Santa Cruz and numerous other genres, they began to compose their own original music at an early age. Years later, while both training for professional baseball Kevin and good friend Adrian Jerome DeMar (Bass) would reconnect and the band began solidifying a path of music! The group fuses together steady and mesmerizing reggae grooves alongside flares of heavy rock and shredding lead guitar. Soulwise features a deep rhythm section of bass, drums, keys, guitar and horns. Lyrically, the songs of Soulwise are born from life experiences, inspirations, and good times that provide listeners with a dynamic mood. 

In 2015, the group released their first EP "Talkin' Bout Love" that debuted at #12 on iTunes reggae releases and began playing live shows. Their first full length album "Good Day" debuted at #3 on iTunes reggae charts in December 2017. They have played in numerous festivals; Santa Cruz Music Festival, Capitola Art and Wine, CruzFest, Ink at the Bay, Redwood Mountain Faire, as well as played up and down the California coast. They have also supported Jamaican greats Don Carlos, Warrior King, Jo Mersa Marley, Third World and have shared the stage with Hirie, Anuhea, Jordan T, For Peace Band, Thrive, Josh Heinrichs, Skillinjah and local legends The Expendables. 

Set to tour heavily, Soulwise is aimed to continue making the music that they love and looks forward to the new friends and experiences the gift of music brings about.

Pacific Roots is building their popularity by stirring the crowd in with their upbeat reggae jams thrown around with punk rock swells and solos, mixed melodiously to produce an original Cali based sound and vibe.

After original members Carlos Rubalcaba (guitar/vocal) and Jose Picazo (guitar/vocals/keys) left the band in mid 2018, A.J. Aguayo (drums) and Jake White (bass) decided to keep the band going and recruit new members Maximilian Masluk (vocals), Derek Haynsworth (guitar) and Matt Booher (guitar). 2019 brought a new lineup, sound, and vibe while staying true to their original punk, rock, ska, and reggae style.

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.