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TOSH MEETS MARLEY

The TOSH Meets MARLEY TOUR -
Starring the legendary FULLY FULLWOOD and Bob Marley's JUNIOR MARVIN plus the Fully Fullwood Band.

FULLY FULLWOOD
Bandleader Fully Fullwood is one of the most popular and well-known bass players in the world, has worked and recorded with almost every single major artist out of Jamaica. His 'rap-sheet' reads like a who's who of the twentieth century's most important musical artists.

Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Michael Rose, Mikey Dread, The Mighty Diamonds, Black Uhuru, Joe Higgs, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Frankie Paul, Big Youth, U-Roy, Sister Carol, John Holt, Judy Mowatt, Ken Booth, Andrew Tosh, Del Roy Wilson, and many more have utilized the outstanding talents of this absolutely amazing Composer, Producer and Musician.

The originator and leader of the 'Soul Syndicate Band', Fully has the distinction of also being an original member of reggae superstar Peter Tosh's famous band, 'Word, Sound and Power" and whom he recorded with and toured with extensively until the singer's untimely passing.

A true 'original and never to be duplicated", Fully Fullwood is the main engine that drives the music and band of the "TOSH meets MARLEY" Tour. Be sure to keep an eye out for Fully's new album "FULLY LOADED" out on Bad Daddy Records soon!

JUNIOR MARVIN
It has been almost a remarkable thirty-six years since an ambitious Robert Nesta Marley (AKA BOB MARLEY) and a group of his close friends formed a singing group called the Wailing Wailers. Following the break-up of that first formative group, Bob Marley went on to put together his own band in 1977 called "Bob Marley & the Wailers"

In 1976 while Bob Marley was preparing to do the SMILE JAMAICA concert, an attempt was made on Marley's life. He swiftly fled Jamaica to England and without a lead guitarist. Junior was at this time, Chris Blackwell's golden musician in London. Chris introduced Junior to Bob Marley on Valentines Day, February 14th 1977.

The rest is history. Junior Marvin is now pleased to announce he is launching his own long-awaited solo career. Marvin, award winning vocalist and guitarist for "Bob Marley & the Wailers", the most famous reggae group in the world is moving and grooving. And he has made it perfectly clear that he is willing to do whatever it takes to continue on the path he chose over two decades ago. The statement symbolizes the dedication he has to the music and his fans. Junior has also just finished up his project of a lifetime album entitled "Wailin' for Love".

TONY CHIN
With a music career spanning over thirty years, TONY CHIN is a true founding father of reggae music. Born in Kingston and raised in Trenchtown and Greenwich Farm, Tony's career started off in the Rocksteady era of the late 1960s and progressed into reggae in the 1970s as an original member of the legendary Soul Syndicate band.

It is hard to imagine a chart-topping song that Tony Chin didn't perform on . Artists that Tony has played with include Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, Johnny Clarke, Don Carlos, Gregory Isaacs, Freddie McGregor, Judy Mowatt among countless others. Tony Chin was prominent in creating the 'flyers' rhythm guitar style that become such a craze in reggae with classic songs such as Johnny Clarke's "Move Out Of Babylon" and Dennis Brown's "Cassandra". 1996 found Tony reuniting with legendary Soul Syndicate founder/bass player George 'Fully' Fullwood in California and as "The Fully Fullwood Band" they continue to provide the rock solid rhythmic support required by today's top reggae singers.

And now presenting TONY CHIN, a leading light of the ' TOSH Meets MARLEY TOUR'

 

JAWGE HUGHES
Jawge Hughes is a native of the tropical isle of St. Thomas and his fantastic personality and prowess on keyboards allowed him to have toured extensively with many well-known reggae stars.

His talent is a long musical exploration, from Upfull Ska sounds, Dance hall rhythms, Fusion Reggae to the deadly one-drop Roots Reggae style. A level of talent that one would expect from the best who through the Fully Fullwood Band brings a wealth of experience to the Tosh meets Marley Tour. Jawge says, ' I always try to be adventurous with music. Keeping it simple, but there is always some challenging surprises in it."

DONOVAN CARLESS
The original "Soul Syndicate" vocalist, Donovan brings a smooth and silky feel to the Tosh Meets Marley tour and allows fans an insight of what real reggae is about. Roots reggae music is ageless, it gets better with time. The same can be said of Donovan Carless and his smooth vocal style. The veteran singer of the legendary Soul Syndicate Band has a deep reggae experience to his credit other musicians can only dream of.

GEORGE KOUAKOU
As a producer, an arranger or master keyboardist, Georges has a history that many musicians aspire to. He produced and arranged Alpha Blondy's million selling "Jerusalem" [CD, 1986] and "Cocody Rock" discs and also spent a considerable time playing keyboards for the world famous "Wailers" band. Georges has made significant developments in musical production and performance by producing and performing with various artist like Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy, Yellowman, I Jahman Levi, The Wailers of Bob Marley, Capleton, The Meditations, Sister Carol, and many more, Georges Kouakou, a connection to the past and a bridge into the future.

VINCE BLACK
Former Black Uhuru member and now lead guitarist with the Tosh meets Marley Tour, Vince has joined this new tour, which appear as 'colors on a canvas' that he compares to classical painting. The driving bass of Fully Fullwood and legendary rhythm guitarist Tony Chin are powerful and booming, carrying Vince's distinctive guitar to a colorful mixture of cool vibes. Vince works his music, experiments with it, dissects it and expects a lot of himself. His warm and sensual guitar adds a touch of realism to the Tosh meets Marley material he warmly refers to as 'a tribute to two of reggae's all time greatest souls'.

CLAUDIO "PEPPE"
An original 'native' from Brazil, Claudio "PEPPE" started his music career early, listening to all the Bob Marley music he could locate. "Peppe" has played with many world famous musicians such as Jimmy Cliff, the Wailers, Julian and Damian Marley among others. Now Peppe bring his talent to the Fully Fullwood Band and the amazing TOSH meets Marley Tour. Coming from a large loving, family, Peppe took on any kind of job he could find to support his family plus he saved every penny he could to obtain instruments for his growing interest in percussion to practice the Marley reggae music he had acquired. He feels the vibe that inspired him to play. One of the most proficient percussionists on the planet, 'Peppe' is a joy to watch in action and audiences love his music.


KARL WRIGHT
One of the most talented and experienced drummers to have ever raised a stick against a drum skin and cymbals, Karl Wright began a lasting career at a very early age and is not only one of the most proficient stickmen in the world today but also has the God-given ability to sing like an Angel which he does faithfully during the Tosh meets Marley Tour set. "Sticking" to his craft and practicing faithfully has proved very successful for him, having led him to stints with many famous bands such as the Maxi Priest Band and has performed and toured with many top reggae artist including Dennis Brown, Culture, Marcia Griffiths, Gregory Isaacs, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minot, Eek A Mouse, Nahki, Shabba Ranks, Junior Reid, Shaggy, and Super Cat and now as an integral member of the fantastic "Tosh meets Marley Tour".

 

 

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