Sat Apr 28 2018

9:00 PM

Lee's Palace

529 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON M5S1Y5

All Ages

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THE WAILERS

The Original Legendary Wailers were Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. This night will celebrate this classic Roots Rock Reggae Trio! This trio defined reggae music as a genre and their music is still influencing people all over the world. Such tracks as "Soul Rebel", "Duppy Conqueror", "400 Years" and "Small Axe" were not only classics, but they defined the future direction of reggae. The 3 Original Wailers met in Trenchtown, Jamaica, and that is where the foundation of Reggae and Ska music was built. 

The Wailers were a ska, rocksteady, and reggae group formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, consisting of Bob Marley, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and Cherry Smith.

They were called variously The Teenagers, The Wailing Rudeboys, The Wailing Wailers, and finally The Wailers. By 1966, Braithwaite, Kelso, and Smith had left the band, leaving the trio of Wailer, Marley and Tosh.

Some of The Wailers most notable songs were recorded together with Lee "Scratch" Perry and his studio band, The Upsetters. In the early 1970s, The Upsetters members Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his brother Carlton (Carlie) Barrett, formed the Wailers Band, the backing band of The Wailers.

The Wailers recorded such groundbreaking reggae songs as, "Simmer Down", "Trenchtown Rock", "Nice Time", "Stir It Up", "Get Up, Stand Up", and many others.

The Wailers broke up in 1974, with each of the three main members going on to pursue solo careers. Bob Marley went on to international fame with Bob Marley & The Wailers (with the Wailers Band as the backing band and the I Threes as the backing vocalists). Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer each enjoyed considerable solo success, as reggae music continued to gain in popularity throughout the 70's and 80's. They were supported by their respective backing bands, Word, Sound and Power and The Solomonic Orchestra.

Most of the group's members have since died. Marley died in 1981, Tosh in 1987, Braithwaite in 1999, and Smith in 2008.  Bunny Wailer and Beverley Kelso are the only surviving original members of the group.

Tribute to the Wailers w/ House of David Gang, Sattalites, Papa Levy & Noble Works Sound

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Tribute to the Wailers w/ House of David Gang, Sattalites, Papa Levy & Noble Works Sound

Sat Apr 28 2018 9:00 PM

Lee's Palace Toronto ON
Tribute to the Wailers w/ House of David Gang, Sattalites, Papa Levy & Noble Works Sound
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All Ages

THE WAILERS

The Original Legendary Wailers were Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. This night will celebrate this classic Roots Rock Reggae Trio! This trio defined reggae music as a genre and their music is still influencing people all over the world. Such tracks as "Soul Rebel", "Duppy Conqueror", "400 Years" and "Small Axe" were not only classics, but they defined the future direction of reggae. The 3 Original Wailers met in Trenchtown, Jamaica, and that is where the foundation of Reggae and Ska music was built. 

The Wailers were a ska, rocksteady, and reggae group formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, consisting of Bob Marley, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and Cherry Smith.

They were called variously The Teenagers, The Wailing Rudeboys, The Wailing Wailers, and finally The Wailers. By 1966, Braithwaite, Kelso, and Smith had left the band, leaving the trio of Wailer, Marley and Tosh.

Some of The Wailers most notable songs were recorded together with Lee "Scratch" Perry and his studio band, The Upsetters. In the early 1970s, The Upsetters members Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his brother Carlton (Carlie) Barrett, formed the Wailers Band, the backing band of The Wailers.

The Wailers recorded such groundbreaking reggae songs as, "Simmer Down", "Trenchtown Rock", "Nice Time", "Stir It Up", "Get Up, Stand Up", and many others.

The Wailers broke up in 1974, with each of the three main members going on to pursue solo careers. Bob Marley went on to international fame with Bob Marley & The Wailers (with the Wailers Band as the backing band and the I Threes as the backing vocalists). Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer each enjoyed considerable solo success, as reggae music continued to gain in popularity throughout the 70's and 80's. They were supported by their respective backing bands, Word, Sound and Power and The Solomonic Orchestra.

Most of the group's members have since died. Marley died in 1981, Tosh in 1987, Braithwaite in 1999, and Smith in 2008.  Bunny Wailer and Beverley Kelso are the only surviving original members of the group.