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.
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