The legendary Wailers band is bringing its revolutionary sound and message to faithful fans around the world. Steered by acclaimed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity by original Wailers’ lead guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, the reunited Wailers band is on the brink of musical history!
These Wailers guarantee to deliver music and talent perfected over decades on the road and in the studio. Original members welcome the new-generation talents of drummer Aston Barrett Jr., Familyman’s multi-talented son who has perfected the distinctive style of his uncle, Wailers co-founder and innovative drummer, Carlton “Carly” Barrett; the solid roots Rasta vocals of US-born lead singer and rhythm guitarist Josh Barrett; and the polished background vocalist Sheema McGregor, daughter of famed I-Three singer Judy Mowatt and Reggae pioneer Freddie McGregor.
Accompanying the legends and children-of-legends on stage are Javaughn Bond on keyboards, who has played with Stephen Marley’s son Jo Mersa; and guitarist Owen “Dreadie” Reid, a former student of Familyman who also plays bass with Julian Marley’s Uprising band. Sound engineer is Dennis Thompson, the veteran live engineer who traveled the world with Bob Marley & The Wailers, and the man responsible for many BMW-song dub mixes.
Bob Marley & The Wailers have recorded 11 albums, and toured and performed before millions of fans in numerous countries. They have claim to nearly a half billion Bob Marley & The Wailers records sold since the early 70s, including 1977’s Exodus, declared Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine. The BBC named “One Love” Song of the Millennium the same year, while the New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the century, while Rolling Stone magazine name Bob Marley & The Wailers Band of the Year in 1976. All of these accolades were made possible with the Wailers band creation of, and participation in, timeless, distinctive music, intricate arrangements, and lyrics that told a story and touched fans everywhere.
Since Bob Marley’s untimely passing in 1981, Familyman vowed to keep a promise he made to his leader and friend – that he would hold the band together and maintain the quality of music. The message is still Burnin’, the Exodus of Jah people continues, Uprising and Survival remain the call to fans. The incomparable Wailers are coming to Babylon by Bus, to rock the stage, to bring the magic and message of Roots Rasta Reggae. It’s a Rastaman Vibration, a slice of music history you must not miss.