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Bob Marley and the Wailers

LEGEND tribute band plans UK shows

Top BOB MARLEY tribute act LEGEND has started lining up UK dates for later this year.

The band, led by Michael Anton Phillips, features members who have worked with reggae greats such as THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS, THE ORIGINAL WAILERS and DENNIS BROWN.

LEGEND's two-hour show covers the best of BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS.


JUNIOR MARVIN reveals London show

Jamaican guitarist JUNIOR MARVIN has announced a special show in London this summer where he will perform the hits of BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS.

The gig takes place on 12 August at the Jazz Café in Camden Town.

Tickets priced at £22 go on sale from tomorrow (10 April) at 9am.

In 2007 JUNIOR MARVIN put out an album called Wailin For Love.


More UK shows for LEGEND tribute band

LEGEND, a seven piece band dedicated to the life and music of the late great BOB MARLEY, has lined up several UK shows in the coming months.


BRINSLEY FORDE lines up Manchester show

Reggae singer BRINSLEY FORDE, a founding member of ASWAD, is set to perform in Manchester next month at the Band On The Wall.

The show takes place on 26 September with early bird tickets priced at £18.


THE WAILERS reveal ‘Legend’ tour dates across the UK

Jamaican reggae act THE WAILERS will be back in the UK this September and October with their highly celebrated and anticipated ‘Legend’ tour. 

At each show, so far including dates in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Oxford, Newcastle and Sheffield, the band will perform the iconic album live on stage in its entirety.

The dates are:


CATCH A FIRE comes back to London’s Southbank Centre

Following a sell-out show and national tour in 2012, CATCH A FIRE - an orchestral interpretation of BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS' groundbreaking album - will return to London’s Southbank Centre this month.


Legendary producer HARRY J passes away

One of reggae’s top producers in the 1970s, HARRY JOHNSON known popularly as HARRY J, has passed away aged 67 after a long battle with diabetes.

According to the Jamaica Observer, the producer died at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in his native Westmoreland on 3 April.


ASTON BARRETT honoured with Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award

WAILERS bassist ASTON “FAMILY MANY” BARRETT has been given a lifetime achievement award by Bass Player magazine.

The legendary bass player took home the award in recognition for a lifetime of “outstanding contributions to the art, craft and profession of bass playing”.

A special presentation for the award took place on 20 October at the Key Club in Los Angeles.


BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS honoured in London with ‘blue plaque’

The BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS blue plaque unveiling ceremony finally took place on Saturday (8 September) in Neasden, North West London.

Councillor Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, said how symbolic the ceremony was in recognising the African-Caribbean contribution to the economy. Michael Adeyeye, the mayor of Brent, added that he considered it an honour to be presiding over such a momentous event.


Lively Up! Festival tour: Full details revealed

The full details of the Lively Up! Festival tour can now be revealed - including 19 events at 17 different venues around the UK.

The exciting new tour, featuring the JAZZ JAMAICA ALL STARS, runs from 27 September to 2 November.

It will celebrate some of Jamaica's most important cultural icons and mark the 50th anniversary of the island’s independence from the UK.


Date set for BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS ‘blue plaque’ event in London

FORM UK, the Federation Of Reggae Music, has announced the date and location for the upcoming BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS heritage ‘blue plaque’ ceremony in London.

The commemorative plaque will be unveiled at 15 The Circle in Neasden NW2 7QR on 8 September from 3pm.

THE WAILERS first lived in the Borough of Brent when they came to the UK in 1972.


THE WAILERS live at the O2 Academy in Bristol

Aston “Family Man” Barrett’s band THE WAILERS performed live last week (3 July) to a packed house at the O2 Academy in Bristol.

The legendary band made it over to the Westcountry along with just two other headline gigs in the UK this time around (London and Leeds), as well as support slots for the STONE ROSES reunion shows.