Ben Fagan & The Holy City Hooligans Presents: Beats 4 Britny - A Leukemia Benefit
Ben Fagan & the Holy City Hooligans present: BEATS 4 BRITNY hosted by Luis Skye feat. Matt Monday, Sheed Staggs, Damn Skippy, Estee Gabay, H3RO, and DJ Flip.
Ben Fagan & the Holy City Hooligans
Ben Fagan and Quentin Ravenel take hip hop beats.. mixed under funky feel good reggae flows and give you something fresh. It's not just entertainment.. it' "music with a message." Ben is arguably the most soulful white boy you'll come across and Q is the straight up most entertaining drummer you;ll ever lays eyes upon!! Ben is a writer who's songs can lift you and make you dance or send you on an introspective journey. Whatever the mood, poignant lyrics and visceral melodies wiggle under your skin to reach body and soul. From early on, Fagan’s been a " wordy guy.” At 4 years, he wasted no time memorizing all the lyrics on his brother’s albums. He spent the next years expanding his repertoire, crooning to the sounds of his favorite icons: Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Sublime, to name a few. Fast forward to college and beyond ... Freshman year, he spit enough words to win an "MTV Campus Invasion Freestyle Contest." Senior year, with Phi Beta Kappa locked down, and fronting his rock band on school nights, Fagan made his mark on the college scene.
As a frontman, Fagan's been described as a "consummate performer." His first band, The Plainfield Project, based in Charleston South Carolina, drew a following that packed local and regional venues. Its ska/reggae influenced rock earned heavy rotation on Charleston adult contemporary radio. Fagan wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the band’s cd compilation of sun-drenched grooves, varying from trippy to soulful...
Ever-evolving and committed to keeping it fresh, Ben picked up his musical soul mate Quentin Ravenel and launched The Holy City Hooligans in early 2011. Quentin musical chops were formed in the church at an early age. His mother was the lead in the choir and made Quentin hold down the rhythm almost every day in church. This love of gospel has morphed into a love for soul, funk, hip-hop, reggae and more. Ben and Quentin have created the Hooligans much in the style of Bill Withers, Sublime, Stevie Wonder, OAR and a host of others. Their sound blends genres that you don't often hear combined. In May '11, the band released its debut cd, "The Freestyle Sessions 1 with a follow up in June of 2013 "Freestyle Sessions 2." Both CDs have seen heavy rotation in the Charleston area with "We will Remain" and "FlyHi" gaining the most attention.
These days, Ben and Quentin split their time gigging on both East and West coasts as well as touring throughout the Hooligans' second home, Costa Rica. Growing crowds of new and existing fans are shaking' to the funky chops, swaying to the soulful grooves, and bouncing to the hip-hop beats. Street-smart and irrepressible, the Hooligans are charming followers from the L.A. beaches to Hilton Head Island, with no plans to slow down anytime soon.
Matt Monday (formerly known as Righchus) is a Hip-Hop Artist and Co-founder of Southern Wealth In Music (S.W.I.M) Group. Since the release of his first LP, Chaos Theory, Matt has built a loyal fanbase in his hometown of Charleston, SC. With an enthusiastic stage presence, Monday has opened up for artists such as J. Cole, Tech N9ne, Warren G, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, The Movement, Pastor Troy, Wiz Khalifa (“Deal or No Deal Tour") and Grammy-nominated producer Sonny Digital.
Within four consecutive years, the Charleston City Paper named him “Best Local Hip Hop Artist” and received "Hip Hop Artist of the Year" in 2015. His music and videos have gained accolades from websites such as 2DopeBoyz, The Smoking Section, That's Enuff, Respect Magazine, and DJ Booth. Matt's music videos also have gained attention from festivals such as A3C & South by South West (SXSW).
Monday was the first Hip-Hop Artist to be recognized "Charleston's 50 Most Progressive" by Charlie Magazine
In 2013, he started Southern Wealth In Music (S.W.I.M) Group, an indie label based out of Charleston, South Carolina.
Monday's latest album Filthy was his first project released by S.W.I.M. indie label/creative group.
DAMN SKIPPY is a HIP HOP artist in Charleston, SC Twitter: Damnskippymusic
8PM DOORS, 9PM SHOW $10 adv/$15 dos (all door proceeds will go toward Britny's Medical Fund)