Andrew Perez 1 p.m., March 24
RIYL: The Beatles, the Bee Gees, Beach Boys, America, Peter Frampton, the Ronettes
Inception: San Diego, 2007
Influences: The Beatles, the Bee Gees, the Beach Boys, the Ronettes, Electric Light Orchestra, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Henry Mancini, Carole King
Ramekega was formed in 2007 by four sisters -- Rachel, Melissa, Kelli, and Gabrielle Pozon -- who combined their names to form the band name (pronounced: rah-me-kay-gah). Rachel later left the group.
The group’s body of work is rooted in many genres: indie, alternative, folk, jazz, blues, rock, R&B, pop, electronica, etc., often incorporating classical, retro, and other musical elements in innovative
Their 2008 debut album Me and My Shadow, on their own Wild Saint Records label, is digitally distributed through iTunes, Amazon.com, and various other digital stores (including Japan, UK, EU, Australia, Canada).
A followup album in 2010, Normalcy, recorded in analog, features the trio version of the group. In June 2013, a sister named Kaira joined the group.
The group began recording their third studio album in March 2014, Dream Ship. Guitarist Melissa left the group that summer, resulting in a new trio lineup consisting of Kelli, Gabrielle, and Kaira Pozon.