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Fortunate Youth is a collective of six outstanding musicians/producers who have taken the worldwide music scene by storm. Spreading inspirational messages of Peace, Love, and Unity, Fortunate Youth connects music lovers from all over the world, creating a global family of positivity and progressive ideals. FY was born in Hermosa Beach California, a popular beach town in Los Angeles County. Four members attended high school together (Jered Draskovich, Corey Draskovich, Travis Walpole, and Greg Gelb) linking with Mississippi transplant Dan Kelly (singer) and later adding drummer from Las Vegas, Jordan Rosenthal. The band has toured heavily since 2009 with over 20 tours nationwide and abroad. Fortunate Youth has released 3 full length albums, two of which hit #1 on the Billboard and iTunes Reggae charts. “It’s All A Jam” (2013) and “Don’t Think Twice” (2015).

Currently Fortunate Youth is on the Return of the Red Eye Summer Tour (USA) with Slightly Stoopid and SOJA and will be playing select festival dates this summer.

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Fortunate Youth released a 6-song EP titled "Up-Lifted EP" in 2010.

Fortunate Youth released their first full-length album, "IRIE STATE OF MIND" on July 1, 2011, which quickly rose to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts also locking in a #13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums of 2011.

2011 “One Love” single

2012 Moboogie Loft Sessions with Fortunate Youth Reggae

2013 release, "It's All A Jam", hit numerous charts including #1 Billboard Charts and #1 on iTunes Reggae Charts, #10 Billboard Pacific Heatseekers Chart, #23 Billboard National Heatseeker Chart along with #46 iTunes Overall Charts.

2014 Release Fortunate Youth Dub Collections Volume 1

2015 “My Love” Single

2015 “Don’t Think Twice” release hit #1 Billboard Reggae Charts and #1 on iTunes Reggae charts.


2010 Sun is Shining Tour with Sand Section


Tribal Youth #1

The Green Tour

Irie State of Mind Headline Summer Tour with Sand Section

One Love/ Holidaze Tour


Winter Blackout Tour with the Expendables 2012

Run the Show Tour

Summer of Sweet Love Tour 2012

Costa Rica Tour with TTT

RAW Rolling in the New Year Tour 2012


Spring Roots Tour with Inna Vision

Automatic Tour with Iration

Tribal Youth Tour #2


West Coast Cruisin Tour with Hirie

Its All A Jam Spring Tour with True Press

Fall With Friends Tour L1 with Ease Up, AOB, the Steppas, New Kingston

Fall With Friends L2 with Thrive , Expanders, Highdro

Hawaii Tour with the Steppas, and New Kingston


Trenchfest Guam with The Green, Iration, Jordan T, Josh Heinrichs, and Skillinjah

Winter Blackout Tour with the Expendables 2015

Don’t Think Twice Spring Tour with Hirie and Sensamotion

Don’t Think Twice Fall Tour L1

Don’t Think Twice Fall Tour L2


Set in Stone Tour with Stick Figure L1

Set in Stone Tour with Stick Figure L2

Road to Cali Roots with Peni Dean and Sensamotion

Slightly Stoopid Return of the Red Eye Summer Tour

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We've Added a 2nd Set at One Love Cali Reggae Fest & will be Headlining the Saturday After Party on The Queen Mary with Easy Star All-Stars(performing Dub Side of the Moon) & The Simpkin Project!!!!

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North Shore Jam Session w/ HIRIE ...

Caught our crush HIRIE with Fortunate Youth Dan Kelly 😍 talented artists, good times Kula in the back having a great time. She thinks they playing just for her #banddog

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