Of Good Nature
The Wide Eyed Kids
Raised on the beaches of Southern California, Aaron Smith is a rapper, actor, musician, and father who became known to the world simply as Shwayze following a massive music breakout in 2008.
The Malibu native released his debut album Buzzin’ that summer with singer-producer Cisco Adler. The duo hit the road immediately on the Vans Warped Tour wearing skinny jeans, and singing about lost weekends in Hollywood, all while bringing the most legendary parties with them wherever they went.
Shwayze has since gone on to work with an array of producers and release several independent albums such as Shwayze Summer on his self-funded Feel Good Entertainment Music label. He continues reinventing his sound while staying true to the influences that brought him where he is today.
The past decade has boasted an impressive resume including a top 10 album, Billboard chart topping singles including ‘Buzzin’ and ‘Corona & Lime,’ a rock-doc reality show on MTV, and a number of roles in feature films and major network television- all while living on the road much of the year touring the world.
Shwayze continues to perform around the world and each year he finds new territories and fanbases to connect with.
Of Good Nature
Of Good Nature (OGN) incites and unites listeners with a fusion-friendly approach to today’s music, uncovering a highly accessible sound that concentrates on positive and feel-good lyrics, uplifting energy and technical musicianship, packed into a potent blend of alternative, soul, rock, groove, and pop. OGN’s unique style and ever-evolving sound is implemented through technical drumming, soulful vocal melodies, and brass instruments, creating extraordinary and excitingly passionate music that is expressed on the stage and on the record.
The band has been actively releasing singles throughout summer 2022 with “Open Your Mind”, “I’ll Fly”, and “Save the World” which are building towards the forthcoming double-EP release concept titled Input and Output.
Also in Summer 2022 OGN served as direct support for Michael Franti & Spearhead’s ‘Follow Your Heart’ Tour, performing in amphitheaters across the east coast and midwest. OGN performed at Summer Camp Music Festival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Fall Badfish, and announced their fourth invitation to ‘Sail Across the Sun’, Train’s destination music festival at sea.
Fall of 2022 sees Of Good Nature co-headline their national “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Roads” tour with Mishka, their first full headline tour since 2019.
Previous releases include the self-produced Cover EP (2021), led by sing-along favorite “Valerie feat. The Elovaters”, and “Lovely Day”, originally by Bill Withers. Full length albums Everything Turns Gold (2020) and Timeless (2019) were recorded with A-list producer Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Foster The People) at White Star Sound Studios in Charlottesville, VA, with each reaching the iTunes and Billboard Charts.
In 2020 the band was selected by Sierra Nevada as a featured artist for its ‘Doing Big Things’ promotion, partnering with RoofAbove Charity to raise donations through live-stream performances to help those in need in the band’s hometown of Charlotte NC.
The Wide Eyed Kids
Formed in Honolulu, HI in 2017 and now based in San Diego, CA, adventure is in The Wide Eyed Kids blood. Striving to create something that is original, authentic, and purposeful their music is a means of expression, reflecting their passion for the surf and anything outdoors.
Music is the biggest common denominator when it comes to bringing people together, and it is apparent at The Wide eyed Kid’s live shows. Playing alongside acts such as Shwayze, Mike Love, Cat Dealers, Bumpin Uglies, Anuhea and Sashamon, The Wide Eyed Kids create a vibe like no other. Their music has been featured on Spotify editorial playlists such as New Music Friday and Fresh Finds, as well as on Disney’s “Doogie Kamealoha” Tv series on Disney+.
The Wide Eyed Kids seek to use their music to spread love and positivity wherever they go. Life is too short to settle, and the Wide Eyed Kids are out inspiring people to create their own paths, and chase their wildest dreams wherever they go.