Concert Alert !!! The Wailers at Ponte Vedra Concert hall Wednesday, February 11, 2015

 

There is no more legendary of a band in Jamaican music history than The Wailers. Formed in 1969, The Wailers continue its worldwide campaign of promoting peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari. Named by Time Magazine as the “Best Album of the 20th Century” and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Exodus is also the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide. Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold over 250 million albums and have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. 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. Their nucleus formed in 1969, when Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh recruited the Barrett brothers – bassist Aston “Family Man” and drummer Carlton – from Lee Perry’s Upsetters to play on hits such as “Lively Up Yourself”, “Trenchtown Rock”, “Duppy Conqueror”, and many more. 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. The anchor of the band is Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who in addition to being Marley’s most trusted lieutenant, was co-producer on many of Marley’s records, was responsible for almost all of the bass lines on Marley’s hits and played on countless other classic reggae hits throughout the seventies. Fams was recently honored by Bass Player Magazine with his own Lifetime Achievement Award as one of the world’s greatest bassists. The authenticity he brings to the Wailers’ sound is indisputable and yet today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from one of Jamaica’s most exciting new singers. Now well into their fifth decade, The Wailers truly are living legends who embody the nobility, conviction and progressiveness of Bob Marley and his music. Their journey is far from over as the world awaits The Wailers’ next move in their “One Love” revolution. “Our music is the magic,” says Fams “the oxygen of the people. It’s the message of roots, culture and reality, meant to spread peace and love to all.”

About Bryan Joe Corder (4247 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.
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