WHAT PEOPLE SAY
— Rob Brundage, Sacramento365.com 2013
"If you are already sick of the cold and want to feel as if you’ve stumbled into a magic portal of summer love, look no further than Island of Black & White. This incredibly talented local act will blow your mind oh-so-gently with the smooth rhythms of Nawal Alwareeth and Chris Haislet’s angel-kissed booming vocals. This funky, folky, soulful, acoustic blues duo breaks my heart in the best way every time....from the vast spacious pool of radical rhythms and melodic miracles that make up the Sacramento music scene."
Founder, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keys, Organ, Melodica, Accordion
Manager, Drums, Background Vocals
Lead Guitar, Background Vocals
2011 Village Life, El Dorado Hills News Paper
2012 Voted Top 10 Bands in Sacramento by KCRA 3's Alist
2013 "IBW" Album Recorded/Produced
2013 Winner Hard Rock Tahoe Battle of the Bands.
2013 Cover of Submerge Magazine, Sacramento
2014 SXSW Austin, Texas (SouthWest Tour)
2014 Winner of 94.7's "Heart of Austin" presented by Sony
2015 IBW SouthWest Tour, SXSW and more...
2015 Cover of FlagLive, AZ
2016 Best Reggae Jam Band, Sacramento Music Awards
2017 Best Reggae Jam Band, Sacramento Music Awards
2018 Best Reggae Jam Band, Sacramento Music Awards
2019 Best Rock Band, Sacramento Music Awards
2019 Hall of Fame, Sacramento Music Awards
2020 Best Reggae Jam Band, Sacramento Music Awards