Aston 'Familyman' Barrett promised Bob Marley on his deathbed to ‘keep The Wailers together’ and he made it his life's dedication. Experience a real slice of musical history and heritage from those who keep the flame of Bob Marley burning strong!
Today, carrying on the mission are legitimate members of The Wailers, children-of-legends and a host of immensely talented musicians featuring Aston Barrett Jr, guitarists Donald Kinsey, Wendel ‘Junior Jazz’ Ferraro and Owen ‘Dreadie’ Reid, saxophonist Glen Dacosta and keys kings Tyrone Downie and Andres Lopez: all help shape that classic sonic identity. Dennis Thompson, the engineer who was there from the very beginnings of the band and vocalists Anne-Marie Thompson and Tamara Barnes contribute to this unique melting pot, both classic and excitingly fresh at the same time – the classic Wailers musical identity. It truly is a lineup of reggae royalty!
Last Year The Wailers released their album ‘One World’, the first new music from the band in over 25 years. ‘One World’ includes The Wailers’ most recent single “One World, One Prayer”, produced by 19 x Grammy Award winner, Emilio Estefan, and co-written by Emilio Estefan alongside Aston Barret Jr and Josh David Barrett. The tracks on this project blend together generations of reggae music to sound current and modern while still being familiar to fans. Experience a real slice of musical history and heritage from those who keep the flame of Bob Marley burning strong. The Wailers will perform different albums from Bob Marley and The Wailers on each of their four nights plus the greatest hits.
Bobby Alu will open for The Wailers at the Metro in Sydney on Thursday 21st April, and at 170 Russell in Melbourne on Friday 22nd of April.