Dreams We Have Today
Spawned from the creative fertility of the Phish scene (Founding members Michael Beck and Jason Miller were longtime employees of the bands philanthropic arm, The WaterWheel Foundation.) Since joining forces with bass player Ryan Jones in Kalamazoo, MI in the late 90's, Mobile Chiefing Unit has proven themselves as a much needed beacon of positivity in tumultuous political times. Their debut record, Smell the Reggae (2002) was recorded at Western Michigan University Sound Studios and is an uplifting blend of conscious lyrics, driving reggae rhythms, and psychedelic musical exploration. Which quickly made them a staple of the bustling Kalamazoo music scene and landing them a headlining spot the Dunegrass & Blues Festival. Realizing a life long dream to head west - The core of the band relocated to Arcata, CA in 2003 where they assembled their current formation with Marcus Messina on keys and Eric Bosch on Drums. Over the last few years, MCU has made significant waves in the music scene with unprecedented local support. They have shared the stage with such musical legends as Jimmy Cliff, Clinton Fearon,Israel Vibration, members of moe., Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more. UPDATE: MCU has just returned from a US tour to suuport their sophomore release, ' Dreams we have Today', a full-length album due available now!