“We champion integrity, strive to be examples of sincerity and honor the truth within ourselves.”

SayReal is a group of musical revolutionaries and soul-searchers. When these musicians came together for an impromptu show at Hotel Cafe, the fusion of talents felt akin to music’s Big Bang, melding with a chemistry that left the audience mesmerized. Impressed legendary musician/producer, Randy Jackson, sat inconspicuously near the stage, soaking up the group’s positive vibrations. Following the performance, Jackson approached the group and congratulated them, anointing them a “super group,” and encouraged them to continue what they had started.

They are a musical force that radiates like a wildfire from the stage, connecting to their audience with a kind of honest intimacy that cannot be contrived. These musicians embody a strong musical lineage but champion a mission from their own experiences. Their songs shimmer, igniting a vibration of Reggae, Rock and meaningful lyric that seem to almost narrate the lives of those listening, leaving audience members feeling alive.

SayReal strives to create a soundscape that soothes, excites and inspires humankind to love and live truthfully and with its entirety.

Be Real. SayReal.


Recent Press: (Click link for full article)

“LA’s hottest new band” – US Weekly mention in Golden Globes wrap up

“SayReal’s music has never felt more relevant” – Dana Getz, IndieU

“[…] soak in those chill Freedom vibes” – Christian Datoc, The Daily Caller 

“The sincere intention of these musicians to use their artistic talents and musical synergy as channels through which to inject positivity into the world is crystal clear” – Stephanie Carlisi, RnB Magazine

“[…] SayReal is joining the list of freedom writers.  But their ‘Frederick’s Song (Freedom)’ is different than the rest” – Ann Oldenburg, PopZette

“SayReal puts the inspiring pro-freedom words of Frederick Douglass to music […] fabulous song and video” – Don Boudreaux, Cafe Hayek

“I for one am happy to see musicians writing about a topic as important as the work of Frederick Douglass” – Jen Fisch, Swirl Nation

“Frederick’s Song (Freedom), a visionary’s anthem co-written by academic Richard Fink” – Erin White, Afropunk

“uplifting […] A slice of bright, summery, reggae-tinged pop” – Exclusive: From Far Away, SongWriting Magazine

“Kete’s vocals really shine, as does the rhythm music” – Liz Pimentel, Top Shelf Reggae

“[…] blending of the members’ voices are a match made in heaven together. Personally, I have never heard anything like this.” – PopWrapped

“The combination of reggae and ska, the amazing quality of the band, the beautiful voice of Kete, all swirl around into a tremendous mix that I could dance to all night long…Thank you, SayReal. This is the real thing.” – Phil King, AudioFuzz

“Sometimes we come across a musician whose sound – to put it simply – hits a nerve […] on a mission to spread messages of love, peace and purpose.” – Jennifer Snyder, Clementine Daily

“With impeccable quality, and irresistible sound, it is impossible to ignore this new powerhouse group.” – Planet Stereo

Kingston Music Reviews: Alternative Playlist – January 2016

APOGEE ELECTRONICS – “Want Some” online commercial for Symphony I/O Mk II release

“IndieU Introduces” premieres at WorldArts – SayReal honored

Artist Interview: Reggae Revolution: November 2016 Featured Interview – Dana Getz, IndieU
Artist Interview: A Conversation with SayReal – Jacob Elyachar, Examiner
Artist Interview: SayReal – Featured Artist – Richie Frieman, Pens Eye View
Artist Interview: Interview with SayReal – Jacob Elyachar, Jake’s Take
Artist Interview: Get to know SayReal – RJ Frometa, VENTS Magazine
Artist Interview: What brought the band together and what does SayReal mean?! – The Music Rag
Artist Interview: SayReal Discuss Reggae, The Voice, Touring & Latest Track “Marbles” – Rebecca Haslam, PopWrapped