Mike Love and the Full Circle / Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets
Mike Love is a musician devoted to revolution through sound. Born in O’ahu, Hawaii to a family of musicians, Mike has used music as a conversation for as long as he can remember. He comes from a unique convergence of influences, all bound by their ambition to inspire positive change in the world. Love releases his music independently on his own Love Not War Records label, and his sound, while rooted in the spirituality and message-based music of roots reggae, fuses a variety of influences including progressive and classic rock, soul, blues, flamenco, jazz, classical, and more.
Love started playing guitar at the age of 15, and soon after began performing live. Furthering his talents as a composer/lyricist and arranger, he then fronted the 10-piece band Dubkonscious, entering into his first studio experience as producer on the band’s album At the Foot of the Mountain.
He then started to hone what has now become an internationally recognized, power-packed, one-man-band style show, using looping, multiple instruments and an array of different vocal techniques and musical styles to create a full and powerful sound that belies the fact that he is on stage alone . His solo performances have since taken him to some of the largest stages in the world.
December 2012 saw the release of Love’s first solo album, critically acclaimed The Change I’m Seeking. The album features his hit track Permanent Holiday, which went viral on YouTube and currently has close to 30 million views , expanding his fan base to the furthest corners of the globe.
With the release of his second album Love Will Find a Way and follow-up companion album Love Overflowing, Love solidified the bond with his fans, exhibiting the evolution they have come to expect from his music. He has performed in the US, South and Central America, Canada, Europe, East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, both solo and with his band The Full Circle, sharing songs of wisdom and the desire to instill positive change.