Yesai was founded on the Big Island of Hawaii in 2014 by singer songwriter Kevin Fraser. Kevin had a plan to move back to his place of birth, Boston after 10 plus years in Cali and Hawaii. He had the vision of bringing the island sound back to the grit of the northeast and create a big band sound including a full horn section, vocal harmonies and percussion. 2015 the 8-piece band began playing shows. By 2016 Yesai was supporting some of the biggest regional, national and international reggae artists in the world including Badfish, Kabaka Pyramid, New Kingston, Giant Panda, Roots of Creation, Zach Deputy, Spiritual Rez and many more.
2017 marks the year they tour the west coast for the first time and performing with such acts as Sly and Robbie, Katchafire, The Expanders, Raging Fyah and many others. Yesai’s debut album is slated for release in summer 2017.
Photo by KM Photography