Formed in 2004,t he int ernat ional root s group Hope Massive is a rare blessing of roots and vintage dancehall music. Priding themselves on positive forward movement;rather than competition and instant success,a new foundation has been created between the six-piece band assembled from the areas most humble and respected musicians. Just like their music,Hope Massive demonstrates their ability to maintain positivity while mashing up the dance floor;delivering beautiful melodies,luscious harmonies and explosive lead lines to create a unique and original sound. The intensity of the rhythm section creates evocative grooves that cannot be denied by young- old,black-white,red-yellow,poor or wealthy. People music for the People.Hope Massive’s creation was a true blessing,with members originating throughout the nation. Adding colorful personalities across the spectrum;they collectively linked up inna the mountains of Boone,NC,while at t ending Appalachian St at e University. Each member was involved with respectable music projects of there own even before the formation of Hope Massive that still exist to this day. With the common goal of Highya Meditation and making powerful music to influence the people through mind,body,and soul Hope Massive was born.Combining reggae,current and ancient events,vintage dancehall,rock,Latin jazz and other world music,Hope Massive has created a formula for a promising yet challenging mission...to make the people think,dance and feel through there music. Originality,humbleness,and hard-work are crucial in the development of Hope Massive’s music,vision,and longevity.Hope Massive has performed with Gregory Isaacs (RIP),Midnite,Morgan Heritage,The Gin Blossoms,The Wailers,Damien Marley,The Spam Allstars,Israel Vibrations,Culture,The Mediations,Eek-a-Mouse,The Itals and blues legend Etta Baker.