Lion Heights began in 2013 in the west side of Chicago, IL between friends Dane Foltin (bass/vox), Jeremy Carlson (keys/vox) & James Campbell (guitar). The trio met while studying music at Columbia College; playing in various bands together before deciding to start their own outfit. The group is mainly influenced by the roots music that was pumping out of Jamaica in the 60s and 70s. However, combining aspects of soul and R&B helps them to introduce reggae music to new audiences.
This versatility has created opportunities for Lion Heights to double as a backing band for legendary Jamaican artists such as I-Wayne, Lady G, Sister Nancy and Dawn Penn. They've also provided direct support for acts such as Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, Pentateuch, Dubtonic Kru, New Kingston, and Lee "Scratch" Perry. Lion Heights relocated to Austin, TX in 2014 and has since been a reoccurring act at venues all throughout the lone star state - bringing a rejuvenating energy to the reggae scene. They have independently released one EP (Survival Of The Richest) and a handful of singles. Lion Heights released their first official single "Good One" which was distributed worldwide through label Rebel Sound. "Good One" has since been featured on radio shows all over the U.S. as well as Jamaica and the UK. In 2017, the group released their first full-length record, Same Situation, which has been well-received locally and internationally.
In anticipation of their next release, Lion Heights continues to tour and play local shows; simultaneously building up their fan base in Texas and abroad.