Nathan Arriola: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Ukulele, Vocals | Shaun Dubick: Bass guitar, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Ukulele | Tony Saenz: Drums, Percussion | Rob Eldon: Keyboards, Organ, Piano | Uke: Vocals
RIYL: Stick Figure, Iration, Seedless
Inception: Oceanside, 2016
Influences: Pato Banton, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, UB40
Based in Oceanside, progressive reggae quintet Fluid Foundation blends reggae, electronic music, folk, rock, and jazz. "Our band actually came together over several Craigslist ads around January and February 2016," says Shaun Dubick. "Our keyboardist Rob [Eldon] had done a lot of writing over the last few years and wanted to put a band together to record these songs."
Their self-titled debut album was recorded at 17th Street Studios in Newport Beach with producer Lewis Richards (Dirty Heads, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Iration, Seedless) and released in October 2016, preceded by a single and video for “Roll With Me.” Guest players include Pato Banton (UB40, Sting), Kevin Offitzer (Stick Figure), Micah Brown (Iration), and Marlon “The Ganja Farmer” Asher.
"We were very fortunate throughout the whole recording process...through Lewis Richards' connections and some of the people we met recording, we were able to bring in some pretty amazing guests to help us out. It really changed up the sound between the different guests, and was really cool working with musicians from all different types of reggae styles."
- Fluid Foundation