California reggae sound at its finest! Monster Energy is proud to welcome Sasualei Maliga, Taumata Grey, Ivan Kirimaua (bass), and Jerome Taito (drums) of musical group Common Kings on Episode 34 of UNLEASHED with The Dingo and Danny.
“We’re the Polynesian Beatles! We have literally done shows on all the different islands where we’re from,” said Taumata Grey of Common Kings.
Known for their energetic, feel-good sound, Common Kings are a defining force in California reggae. Based on Orange County, the band consists of singer Sasualei Maliga (“Jr. King”), drummer Jerome Taito (“Big Rome”), bassist Ivan Kirimaua (“Uncle Lui”) and guitarist Taumata Grey (“Mata”). Most of the band members have roots in the South Pacific and grew up in Orange County. The group’s EPs have reached the Top 10 and the album ‘Lost in Paradise’, also nominated for a Grammy Award, generated more than 500,000 single downloads. As a staple on the summer festival circuit, Common Kings have performed with A-listers such as Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross, and Sublime.