Elisha Israel is a Kansas city base reggae artist, lead vocalist, Bass guitarist, producer, arranger, songwriter and owner of love bomb publishing. dedicated to bringing Heart Throbbing uplifting inspirational music to the people. Elisha came to Kansas City MO, in 1987 and immediately began working with the local reggae artist including Sidney Wolf formerly of (Ras Micheal & The Sons of Negus, Jimmy Cliff), and International artist Garth Dennis (formerly of Black Uhuru and The Wailing Souls) as they pass through Kansas City.
In 1989 Elisha reformed his band AZ-ONE which has its roots in Tulsa Oklahoma, since then AZ-ONE has performed as opening band for many International recording artists as they travel through the area including (The Itals, Beenie man, Burning Spear, Culture, Fela Kuti, The Skatalies, Jimmy Cliff, Pablo Moses, Black Uhuru, Yellow Man, Mutabaruka, Andrew Tosh, Toots & The Maytals, Buju Banton, Luciano, Lucky Dube, Pato Banton, War, and The Wailing Souls). AZ-ONE performs from small venus, private parties, casinos to festivals including the (Austin Texas Reggae festival). currently performing every Thursday night at The Levee, in Kansas City, MO (7 years and counting) and tours throughout the year. Winner of The Midwest Music Association Award, Best Reggae / World Beat 8-1-04.