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THE WAILERS


BIO: Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they've notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica's reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. They have also been the first reggae band to tour new territories on many occasions, including Africa and the Far East. Their nucleus formed in 1969, when Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh recruited the Barrett brothers - bassist Aston "Family Man" and drummer Carly - from Lee Perry's Upsetters to play on hits such as Lively Up Yourself, Trenchtown Rock, Duppy Conqueror, and many more besides. Inspired by Rastafari and their ambitions of reaching an international audience, this is the line-up that pioneered roots rock reggae, and signed to Island Records in 1971. Bunny and Peter left two years later. It was at this point that the in-demand Barrett brothers - whose rhythms also underpinned innumerable seventies' reggae hits by other acts - assumed the title of Wailers, and backed Marley on the group's international breakthrough album, Natty Dread. Under Family Man's musical leadership, they then partnered Bob Marley on the succession of hit singles and albums that made him a global icon, winner of several Lifetime Achievement awards, and Jamaica's best-loved musical superstar. Drummer Carlton "Carlie" Barrett died in 1987, leaving his brother as the main beneficiary of the Wailers' mantle. Subsequent line-ups have revolved around Family Man, who is widely regarded as one of the world's greatest bass players. Modest and unassuming, he was present on all of those unforgettable performances by Bob Marley & The Wailers from the seventies. Family Man continues to be the main axis of the current Wailers - a group that's one of the last, great reggae institutions, yet which refuses to live off past glories. That's because Family Man represents tried and trusted roots authenticity and, along with the Wailers, injects fresh excitement into a show that continues to attract enthusiastic audiences from around the world. Be on the lookout for a new Wailers' album featuring some of the biggest names in popular music. Prepare to be amazed!

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Stephen Marley to Hit the Road in August & September 2021 Photo Stephen Marley to Hit the Road in August & September 2021
by A.A. Cristi - July 21, 2021

Cementing his iconic status while proudly carrying on the Marley legacy, Stephen aptly titled his tour after his father Bob Marley and The Wailers' iconic 1978 live album. The headlining tour spans the United States' Pacific Coast, Southwest, The Rocky Mountains, Midwest and Southeast region, wrappi...
Stephen Marley Goes Back on the Road in 2021 Photo Stephen Marley Goes Back on the Road in 2021
by Sarah Jae Leiber - July 21, 2021

Stephen will perform with his band, playing a mixture of his own hits covering his illustrious 40+ year career and revitalizing some of his father’s iconic catalog. ...
Curt Ramm Releases 'Rogue Island' on Rocktorium Records Photo Curt Ramm Releases 'Rogue Island' on Rocktorium Records
by TV News Desk - July 06, 2021

This instrumental soundscape is set to be the perfect Summer soundtrack, and is available now everywhere you stream music....
Curt Ramm Releases 'Surfer's End' Ahead of Album 'Rogue Island' Photo Curt Ramm Releases 'Surfer's End' Ahead of Album 'Rogue Island'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - June 22, 2021

The upbeat ska vibe of the new single is the feel good summer song we need right now! Curt Ramm caught up with Vents Magazine to talk about the new single....
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by TV News Desk - June 15, 2021

Pachyman will play a hometown record release show at LA’s Zebulon on August 13. He will make his NYC debut opening for four Black Pumas shows at Brooklyn Steel on September 13, 14, 15 and 16....
Craft Recordings Set to Release 'Another Side of John Coltrane' Aug. 20 Photo Craft Recordings Set to Release 'Another Side of John Coltrane' Aug. 20
by TV News Desk - June 09, 2021

This particular version, which appeared on Relaxin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet, was recorded in October 1956 at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, NJ, and features Davis on trumpet, Coltrane on tenor sax, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums....
Curt Ramm Announces New Album 'Rogue Island' Due Out July 2nd Photo Curt Ramm Announces New Album 'Rogue Island' Due Out July 2nd
by Sarah Jae Leiber - June 02, 2021

Four singles off of Rogue Island will be released to streamimg starting June 4th, leading up to the full length drop on July 2nd. Signed CDs and digital downloads are available now at Curtramm.com ...
Curt Ramm Announces Solo Album Photo Curt Ramm Announces Solo Album
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 25, 2021

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by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 04, 2021

The band is regarded as one of the most distinctive in western devotional music. Their dynamic sound has won over widespread fans worldwide through inclusion on several Putumayo World Music compilations....
Adam Ezra Group Celebrates 365th Consecutive Livestream Tonight Photo Adam Ezra Group Celebrates 365th Consecutive Livestream Tonight
by Sarah Jae Leiber - March 12, 2021

Initially created as a way to connect with people to feel less lost and scared during difficult times at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ezra turned to livestreaming with his first digital show on March 13, 2020 and returned every single night....
VP Records Mourns the Passing of Bunny Wailer Photo VP Records Mourns the Passing of Bunny Wailer
by Sarah Jae Leiber - March 03, 2021

He was a three-time Grammy Award winner for his albums ‘Time Will Tell – A Tribute to Bob Marley,’ (1991) ‘Crucial! Roots Classics’ (1995) and ‘Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley’s 50th Anniversary’ (1997). His achievements and impact on reggae music are monumental and his voice will be sorely mi...
ANNICIA BANKS Seizes the Spotlight with the Release of Her Debut 'UP FRONT' EP Photo ANNICIA BANKS Seizes the Spotlight with the Release of Her Debut 'UP FRONT' EP
by Sarah Jae Leiber - January 27, 2021

ANNICIA BANKS is a reggae singer-songwriter from Kingston, Jamaica. She has toured the Caribbean, United States, Asia, Africa, and Europe....
Corvair Share New Holiday Single 'Flannel Pajamas' Photo Corvair Share New Holiday Single 'Flannel Pajamas'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - December 18, 2020

Portland-based indie rock band Corvair is excited to bring holiday the holiday spirit with their latest single 'Flannel Pajamas' streaming now at SoundCloud or Bandcamp. On the single the husband and wife duo of Brian Naubert and Heather Larimer have created the perfect Christmas song for the strang...
BOB MARLEY: LEGACY Documentary Series Continues Today Photo BOB MARLEY: LEGACY Documentary Series Continues Today
by Sarah Jae Leiber - November 02, 2020

Today, episode seven of Bob Marley's Legacy documentary series continues with 'Freedom Fighter,'a powerful new short featuring insight and interviews from some of the world's most respected artists, writers, activists, and filmmakers....
Bob Marley Limited-Edition LP Series Available Dec. 11 Photo Bob Marley Limited-Edition LP Series Available Dec. 11
by Sarah Jae Leiber - October 09, 2020

Today, UMe and Tuff Gong announce three new and exclusive limited-edition collector series coming later this year....
Amazon Music Partners with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group to Remaster A Photo Amazon Music Partners with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group to Remaster Albums
by Sarah Jae Leiber - October 02, 2020

Amazon Music today announced a partnership with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group to remaster thousands of songs and albums to Ultra High Definition....
BOB MARLEY: LEGACY Documentary Series Continues Today Photo BOB MARLEY: LEGACY Documentary Series Continues Today
by Sarah Jae Leiber - September 04, 2020

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Singer-Songwriter Dan Miraldi Shares New Single 'Tequila Meets Gin' Photo Singer-Songwriter Dan Miraldi Shares New Single 'Tequila Meets Gin'
by A.A. Cristi - August 24, 2020

Miraldi's new track “Tequila Meets Gin” opens gracefully with a soft, anticipatory drum beat over a reverb-drenched guitar riff. It's the latest song in which the Manhattan-based singer/songwriter has been expanding his sounds from his usual folk tone, and he is confidently showcasing that he is mor...
New Official Music Video For 'No Woman No Cry' Revealed For International Reggae Day Photo New Official Music Video For 'No Woman No Cry' Revealed For International Reggae Day
by Kaitlin Milligan - July 02, 2020

In observance of the late and legendary Bob Marley's 75th Birthday, and in honor of the July 1 International Reggae Day celebrations, an official music video for Bob Marley's 'No Woman No Cry,' premiered today....
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by Peter Nason - June 18, 2020

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by Peter Nason - April 16, 2020

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Katchafire Announces U.S. Winter Tour Photo Katchafire Announces U.S. Winter Tour
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 29, 2020

KATCHAFIRE, the award winning roots reggae band from New Zealand is coming back to the U.S. showcasing their unique sound with four shows in California. The eight piece band will kick off their tour at the One Love Cali Reggae Fest (Feb. 9th) in Long Beach, CA then to San Diego at the Music Box (Feb...
Mortimer To Release Debut EP 'Fight The Fight' on Friday, 11/15 Photo Mortimer To Release Debut EP 'Fight The Fight' on Friday, 11/15
by Abigail Charpentier - November 12, 2019

Mortimer's new EP Fight The Fight is the highly anticipated release featuring the up-and-coming roots star working closely  with GRAMMY-nominated producer Winta James. Following very notable guest appearances on the last two Protoje albums, including the GRAMMY-nominated A Matter Of Time, Mortimer i...
Blue Note Hawaii Announces October Lineup Photo Blue Note Hawaii Announces October Lineup
by Abigail Charpentier - September 30, 2019

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The Big Takeover Releases Song from Fifth Album Photo The Big Takeover Releases Song from Fifth Album
by Abigail Charpentier - August 02, 2019

New York reggae-pop band, The Big Takeover, have premiered the new video for their latest single, “Shy,” via Audiofemme. Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer/songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, The Big Takeover blend Jamaican pop traditions with the spirit of Motown and uptown sophistication of th...