Who We AreThe name of our band was acquired from the book of Ezra written in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. The book of Ezra portrays a series of events in which God's chosen people, the Jews, are taken out of captivity and brought into the Promise Land where they are instructed to build a temple to give praise and thanksgiving to God. Adversaries and those contrary to the gospel hindered the work of the temple which eventually ceased construction of the temple. Ancient scrolls provided decrees from a previous King that this temple must be built and the will of God fulfilled. Ezra, a devout and ambitious prophet, was instructed to unify the congregation of Christ. Unfortunately, some fell to the way side, and turned from the congregation. Simply, it is the will of God that all His children on Earth be unified under Him in Love, Faith, and Righteousness. The vision of Ezzrah focuses on the same aspect of Unification, but Unification through Ezzrah music. Put positivity into a world stricken with despair and tribulation and provide a sense of hope and faith to carry all through any adversities or trials we may face in our daily lives.
Kiel Dela PenaKieljhon Dela Pena, a country boy, from Waimea, on the Big Island of Hawai'i, plays the role as guitarist/vocalist. He recently moved back to California to pursue his dreams of sharing music from the soul. He has been influenced from a wide variety of genres from Traditional Hawaiian and Folk to pop, hip-hop, R&B, and of course Reggae. A firm and adamant Christian, his beliefs are reflected in his lyrics. The overall message speaks of unity between each and every one of our Heavenly Father's children on the face of the Earth, through song and soul.
Preston LeePreston Lee, was born and raised in Honoka'a on the Big Island of Hawai'i. As a child, he found his love for music and by the age of 16, he started to play professionally. He moved to California in 2011 to further his musical journey. Wanting to try a solo approach doing an acoustic singer/songwriter style of music, he realized his love for reggae was to strong to put aside. When asked to join a reggae group with friends Kiel & Jeremy, Preston could not say no. So he did. Now, he enjoys writing music from the heart and sharing his positive energy through song.
Jeremy CarvalhoJeremy Carvalho, was born and raised in the country of Waimea on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Growing up as a child, he found his love in playing and listening to music. He started off playing the Ukulele at a very young age. When he was age 14 he started playing the drums. By the age of 16, he started to play professionally. He moved to California in 2007 to further his musical journey. He found himself searching for the right group of Musicians to pursue his music dream, then he found himself playing with two of his good friends from back home Preston and Kiel. He is a very big consumer of reggae music but listens and plays all types of genres. He is now enjoying playing music from his heart and soul with the guidance and the blessings from above.
Bryan GriffithBryan Griffith, was born and raised in Huntington Beach California. Forever a fan of reggae music, Bryan began his musical path as a bass player at the age of 15 years old. By the age of 20 his former group upright was playing all over Southern California, and in in 2004 upright released their first full-length album entitled steady forward. In late 2010 Bryan joined forces with Jeremy, Kiel, Preston, and Keith and creating the power packed group EZZRAH. Bryan owes all of his success towards his love for music.
Drew HarrisonDrew Harrison born and raised in Huntington Beach, California plays the keyboards (piano, organ, synth). He loves to Disc Golf, Snowboard, Dirt Bike, and Jam. He grew up on a wide variety of 50s, 60s, classic rock to blues... and always loved music since a kid. Roots Reggae crossed his path around 17 and he learned how to play keys in a band with some of his best friends and has been doing so ever since. He definitely loves the positive vibe and message Ezzrah brings to people and can't wait to play music all over the world.