Kaleo Wassman – Vocals/Guitar
Bret Bollinger – Vocals/Bass
Yesod Williams – Drums
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The trio formed in 1997 and moved to the mainland from their hometown of Kailua Kona, Hawaii in 1999.
Pepper has toured extensively with groups like 311, Slightly Stoopid, Flogging Molly and Sublime With Rome, and spent several summers on Warped Tour. Their universal appeal has led their music being placed in various movies and TV shows, including Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Good Luck Chuck, as well as several video game soundtracks.
As you listen to their songs, you can almost feel the sand in your toes and the sun on your back. The band’s music is really about enjoying life and being grateful for each experience. Pepper has embodied not only a style of music but a lifestyle; one that’s most easily found on beaches across the world, but also one that’s relatable to anyone anywhere.
“We’re so blessed to be in this position,” Kaleo says. “We want to do the best we can with it. We had humble beginnings in our small town in Hawaii and we’re still that same humble band. We don’t take any of this lightly. Every day I wake up and think about how I have the best job in the world. The level of gratitude and happiness I have that we’re able to do this is incredible and I hope people can hear that when they listen to our songs.”