Pepper Pepper formed out of Kona’s fertile music scene in 1998, and relocated to Southern California in 1999. Now in its fourth year, Pepper host the annual Kona Town Music Festival in their hometown of Kailua-Kona on the big island of Hawaii. Thanks to a relentless touring approach the band has developed a devout fan-base across the country. They’ve toured with the likes of 311, The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid, G-Love & Special Sauce and Snoop Dogg. They’ve played at festivals like The Bob Marley Day Celebration, San Diego’s Street Scene, Reggae on the River, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Download Festival in Boston and most recently X-Games and Lollapalooza 2006. The band’s catalogue has sold well over 200,000 units to date. All of them independently released, 1999’s Give’n It has sold over 25,000, 2002’s Kona Town has sold over 110,000 and 2004’s In With The Old almost 70,000 and 2005’s Pepper Live DVD recorded over two sold-out nights at the Troubadour in W. Hollywood, has sold 5,000 copies. Pepper made a big slash at Alternative radio in early 2005 with their hit ‘Give It Up’ – The song received serious airplay at key stations like KROQ/LA, WXRK/NY, 91X/San Diego, Q101/Chicago, KXTE/Las Vegas, KEDJ/Phoenix and KUCD/Honolulu. ‘Give It Up’ climbed the Alternative Rock chart and peaked around 30. The hysterical video for ‘Give It Up’ was embraced by Fuse where it won on ‘Oven Fresh’. ‘No Control’ is the first single off of No Shame. Pepper spent this summer opening for 311 and The Wailers and will hit the road again following the release of No Shame for a coast-to-coast co-headlining jaunt with partners-in-crime Slightly Stoopid.