Lomez Brown is an up and coming solo reggae artist from New Zealand and is heading to Las Vegas this week to headline a Kokonut ENT Las Vegas Sevens after-party show (Feb 8).
He will be joined by Justin Wellington from Australia, as well as other artists from the USA.
The singer who is of Polynesian and Maori descent grew up in Central Auckland, playing the drums and guitar from a young age.
“I started writing songs to express myself,” he says “That’s when I really started to like reggae music. I was naturally drawn to the vibe that it was able to create.
He finds inspiration through his past life experiences as well as his ministry working as a youth worker in Auckland high schools. He one day aims to combine his passion for both music and young people by building facilities that aspiring musicians can utilise.
“There are so many gifted young people out there, I just want to give them the tools and opportunities that they need, to help them fulfill their potential,” he explains.
Lomez is renowned for his distinctive vocals and also finds influences through other reggae artists such as UB40, Bob Marley and Eddie Lovette.
After joining reggae band “Unknown Peace”, as the drummer and lead singer in 2009, Lomez began to take his songs from his bedroom to the sage.
The group won the New Zealand National Battle of the Bands in 2009 and have been a supporting act for various bands and artists such as Common Kings (USA), Che Fu, Scribe and many more.
He has over 500,000 hits on YouTube, and this coming April will be releasing his 2nd self-made album.
Check out his song “Aint what I’m looking for.”