The Wailers

Glory Days Presents!

The Wailers

Reggae Force, OZONE, Propaganjah

Sun · April 2, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

High Dive

Gainesville, FL

$20.00 - $23.00

EARLY ENTRY IN BEER GARDEN AT 6PM

SHOW DETAILS
• 18 or over, unless accompanied by parent/guardian.
• NO SMOKING inside the venue.
• Smoking allowed outside in the Beer Garden!
• $3 under 21 fee charged at the door

The Wailers
The Wailers
The legendary Wailers band is carrying its revolutionary sound and message to loyal fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ band members, The Wailers are on the brink of musical history!

This Wailers band promises to deliver music and talent perfected over numerous decades. Old-school members welcome the new-generation talent of drummer Aston Barrett Jr., Fams’ multi-talented son and nephew of Wailers co-founder and innovative drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett. Familyman Barrett is heralded as a musical genius, was named as one of the most influential bass players of all times, and received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player magazine.

Since 1974, Bob Marley & The Wailers have recorded, toured, and performed before millions of fans in multiple countries. They have claim to more than 250,000 Bob Marley & The Wailers records sold since the early 70s, including 1977’s Exodus, declared Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine. The BBC named “One Love” Song of the Millennium that same year. The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the century, and Rolling Stone magazine name Bob Marley & The Wailers Band of the Year in1976. All of these accolades were made possible with the Wailers band creation of and participation in timeless, distinctive music; intricate arrangements, and lyrics that touched fans everywhere. The incomparable Wailers are coming together, to perform on stage, and this is a slice of musical history you must not miss.



THE WAILERS – Member Information

Aston “Familyman” Barrett - Bass & Band Leader - aka “Fams”
-Co-founder and Musical Director of The Wailers band since 1973.
-With brother, co-founder, and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, the rhythm duo led Jamaica’s leading show and dance bands of the 60s – The Hippy Boys and Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Upsetters.
-Bob Marley invited the brothers to Perry’s Ark Studio in 1969 and soon invited them to be part
of the Wailers, with Bob, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
-Mentored Aswad’s Brinsley Forde, Sly & Robbie’s Robbie Shakespeare, and Bob Marley’s son
Julian Marley, among others.
- From Bob Marley & The Wailers’ 1974 debut album Natty Dread until Bob’s passing in 1981,
Familyman was Bob’s partner and friend.
- Bob Marley & The Wailers first live performance was at London’s Lyceum Ballroom in 1975.
- Familyman is credited on several recordings as co-writer, co-producer and co-arranger.
- Received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player Magazine.
- Contributed to Bob Marley & The Wailers being named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone
Magazine in 1976; 1977’s Exodus album being named Album of the Century by Time Magazine in 1999; and the song “One Love” named Song of the Millennium by the BBC in 2000.
Junior Marvin - Lead Guitar & Vocals
- Born Arnold Hanson Marvin Kerr, Jr. in Jamaica, Junior moved to London at nine years old.
- Appeared in the Beatles’ movie Help, and was a member of the London cast of the musical Hair. ? Inspired by Jimi Hendrix, Jr. was known as a top blues/rock guitarist who performed with
American icons, such as Ike & Tina Turner and Blues legend T-Bone Walker.
- Junior was invited to play with Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley on the same day; he chose Bob
Marley because family and friends suggested he should, noting they were both from Jamaica. ? Joining Bob Marley & The Wailers in 1977, Junior’s first recording was Exodus, named Best
Album of the 20th Century by Time Magazine.
- Junior has recorded on Kaya, Survival, Uprising, Babylon by Bus, Confrontation, and Legend.
- After moving to Washington, DC in the late ‘90s, Junior had his own radio show on Sirius XM’s
The Joint called “Marley Lives.”
- Junior has been touring steadily since Bob’s passing in 1981 with Junior Marvin’s Wailers.
Donald Kinsey - Lead Guitar & Vocals
- Acclaimed American guitarist from Gary, Indiana, home of the Jackson Five.
- Donald is the son of legendary Chicago Blues legend, Big Daddy Kinsey, and was a member of
Big Daddy Kinsey and the Kinsey Report.
- At the age of 15, Donald was given the nickname “BB King, Jr.”; by 18, he was playing with Blues
legend Albert King.
- Donald met Bob Marley at a combined Island Records press party for Bob and Donald’s band
White Lightnin’ in the mid-70s.
- Joined Bob Marley & The Wailers in 1976 to record Rastaman Vibration at Criteria studios in
Miami, FL.
- Donald toured with Peter Tosh following the release of Legalize It, an album he performed on,
as well as Mama Africa and Bush Doctor.
- Following Donald’s guidance, Peter Tosh reluctantly recorded “Johnny B. Goode,” and it soon
became one of Peter’s favorite tracks.
- In 1976, Donald was with Marley in the 56 Hope Rd. kitchen when gunmen broke and
attempted to assassinate Bob and his crew while rehearsing for the Smile Jamaica concert; he escaped uninjured.
- Following Smile Jamaica, Donald took a break from The Wailers to work with Tosh, and later reunited with Bob in 1979.
Aston Barrett, Jr. - Drums & Musical Director
- Son of legendary bassist and Wailers band co-founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett
- Aston’s uncle is the iconic drummer and co-founder of The Wailers, Carlton “Carly” Barrett and
his maternal grandfather is Joe Higgs, the godfather of the Trench Town sound, renowned
singer, producer, and mentor.
- The multi-talented Aston Jr. plays drums, bass, keyboards, organ, and guitar; also a studio co-
owner, producer and arranger.
- A result of studying his famous uncle’s drumming style, Aston Jr. has captured the complex feel
that marked The Wailers booming bottom, and clearly marked him as the singular, next
generation Carly Barrett.
- The first stage show for an 8-year-old Barrett was performing with I-Three member Judy
Mowatt at an all girls’ high school in Kingston.
- Aston Jr. began playing the Hammond B3 organ in church as a 13-year-old protégé.
- Along with his father, the two Barrett’s created the musical soundtrack for the documentary
Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend.
- Before joining The Wailers in 2006, Aston Jr. performed and recorded with Julian Marley,
Stephen Marley, Lauryn Hill, and Nas.
- Aston Jr. carries on the legacy and carries forward the Barrett sound declaring “the Wailers
sound is the Barrett sound.”
Josh David Barrett - Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
- Born in New Jersey of Jamaican descent, Josh currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
- After meeting Aston Barrett Jr. in 2012, the two talented young artists stayed in touch until Josh
was invited to join The Wailers band in 2014.
- In addition to singing, Josh plays guitar, bass, drums, and piano.
- A trip to Tunisia cemented Josh’s dedication to Rastafari, a belief and lifestyle he embraces with
daily authenticity.
- Josh has recorded or performed with Gospel greats Tramaine Hawkins and Kim Burrell; R&B
and Hip-Hop greats Common, Q-tip, Kanye, Mary J. Blige, Solange, and producer Quincy Jones; and Reggae’s Chronixx, Ghetto Youth artists Dax Lion and Biggz General.
Shema McGregor - Vocals & Harmony
- Shema is the daughter of two Reggae legends – her mother is Judy Mowatt, a member of Bob
Marley’s I-Three and gospel artist, and her father is Freddie McGregor, multi-award winning
singer and performing artist, and head of the family’s Big Ship recording empire.
- At three-years-old, Shema was learning to play piano, and by seven playing violin.
- As a teen, Shema was playing keyboards with her childhood friends, Grammy-winner Damian
Marley and guitarist Shiah Coore, in a popular Jamaican band called Shepherd.
- Inside Big Ship, Shema records and produces alongside her hit-making, producing and
performing brothers, Stephen ‘Di Genius’ and Daniel ‘Chino’ McGregor.
- Shema is adept at singing Reggae and Dancehall, as well as gospel, pop, and soul ballads.
Owen “Dreadie” Reid - Rhythm Guitar & Bass
- Student of acclaimed Wailers’ bassist and mentor Aston “Familyman” Barrett ? Originally from London, now based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Performs and tours with Marley’s son Julian Marley & The Uprising Band.
Javaughn Bond - Keyboards
- Originally from Port Antonio, JA; currently lives in Miami, FL.
- An established musician with the Ghetto Youths International & Tuff Gong labels in Kingston.
Reggae Force
Reggae Force
Reggae Force is one of today's reggae music premier bands. Reggae Force features an all-star cast of reggae musicians including Junior Jazz on Vocals/Guitar, Aston Barrett Jr. on drums, Peter Williamson on keyboards, and Alaina Reed on bass.


Junior Jazz – Vocals & Guitar
Junior Jazz (Wendel Ferraro), Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies. Ferraro was nicknamed Junior in his early years and, inspired by his love of jazz, added the name of his favorite musical genre to complete his moniker. His early musical influence and experience was gleaned while performing in his local church choir. He met producer Lennie Hibbert who helped the young singer to polish his musical skills, although the duo did not record together owing to Junior Jazz’s resettlement in New York, USA. On his arrival in the Bronx, Junior Jazz’s connection with Hibbert resulted in him being recruited to accompany visiting Jamaican artists including, Beres Hammond, Gregory Isaacs, Judy Mowatt and the Mighty Diamonds. While supporting the cream of Jamaica’s recording industry Junior Jazz resolved to perform in his own right and formed his own local reggae band. In 1991, as a soloist, Junior Jazz recorded the George Benson hit, ‘The Greatest Love Of All’, which was featured on a Japanese reggae compilation. His interpretation of the song proved especially popular in the Far East. Through to 1997 Junior Jazz developed his career by performing at the renown S.O.B.’s nightspot, where a representative of Vincent Chin invited him to record his album debut. The release resulted in him being nominated in four categories at the Tamika Reggae Awards and global touring alongside artists such as Bunny Wailer, Buju Banton, Beenie Man and Shabba Ranks. Junior served as musical director/guitarist for Diana King. Junior also tours with world famous Monty Alexander. Junior is now the singer/guitarist for Reggae Force.

Aston "Familyman" Barrett Jr. – Drums
Aston Barrett Jr. Is The Son Of The Legandary Aston "Family Man" Barrett (Bass Player Of The Wailers), Nephew Of The Late Carlton "Carly" Barrett (Drummer Of The Wailers) - The Originator Of The "One Drop Riddim", And Grandson Of The "Father Of Reggae" The Late Joe Higgs (Mentor Of Bob Marley)...
He began showing a serious interest in music from the age of six. With music around him all the time from a young age, he was destined to be drawn to it.
He plays a number of different instruments, but the bass guitar is his passion - following in the footsteps of his father. He taught himself how to play the bass, just from watching his father in action whether in person or sometimes from watching video tapes of the wailers live performances. He now is representing Carlton Barrett, his uncle on the drums with Reggae Force. His uncle has passed on & he is very serious in keeping his memory alive while playing with Reggae Force & also the Wailers with his father.
He is also part of BAD Lions Productions, LLC. He can be heard on numerous tracks for many artists, playing just about every instrument.
He currently plays drums for Reggae Force, bass, organ, & drums for the Wailers, bass & guitar for Julian Marley, bass for Lauryn Hill, & can be heard on Stephen Marley's album playing drums on two tracks.
He believes in the roots sound & feel of the Wailers & will carry on his family's legacy for future generations...
"I HAVE AN EAR FOR MUSIC. MUSIC IS IN MY BLOOD. I WAS BORN FOR MUSIC. I LIVE FOR MUSIC."


Alaina Reed
Alaina Reed started playing reggae music about 10 years ago when she fell in love with the sound & message of Bob Marley & the Wailers & especially the bass lines of Aston Familyman Barrett. Since that time she spent countless hours submerging herself in Jamaican culture & music. She has had the pleasure to work with such great artists like the Abyssinians, the Melodians, Leroy Sibbles, Tanya Stephens, Mikey Dread, Red Fox, Everton Blender, Wayne Stoddart, Troy Genius, Red Rat, Causion, Maurice Gregory, Gubu Coparchy, Squidly Cole, & many others... She is currently the bass player for Reggae Force Band. She has had the honor of learning from some of the legends of reggae music including, Leroy Horsemouth Wallace, Earl Chinna Smith, Benbow Creary, Dave Richards, Brian Fontenelle, Junior Jazz, Chris Meredith, Squidly Cole, & of course Aston Familyman Barrett Jr.
She has built a recording studio & is now starting a full production company with exceptionally talented business partners, Aston Barrett Jr., Brian Fontenelle & Dave Richards - BAD Lions Productions, LLC.
Other than reggae music, she has a passion for riding horses, training dogs, yoga, Wing Chun Kung Fu, ballet, Zumba & all things healthy & positive…
Feel it in the one drop... And free the people with music...


Peter (Sprangy) Williamson
Veteran keyboardist, Peter (Sprangy) Williamson has played for almost all of reggae’s top singers. He was born in London, England in 1963, migrated to Jamaica in 1965, & then to the U.S. in 1969. At the age of nine, he received classical music lessons for one year. After graduating from H.S., he joined his brother’s band “Exodus Supreme”, touring northeast America & opening for acts like Third World, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers and Steel Pulse. They also worked with artists like Roland Alfonso, Fred Locks, Apple Gabriel, Delroy Wilson, & Tyrone Taylor to name a few. Then in 1989, he moved to South Florida and started working with a band named “Jahapostles”. The band moved to Jamaica in 1990 to work with Garnett Silk. After touring on and off for about five years, they moved back to U.S. in 1995. Since that time he been touring & performing with reggae music greats including Gregory Isaacs, John Holt, Leroy Sibbles, and so many more... He is now the keyboardist for Reggae Force holding down the position with his unique style & sound…
Venue Information:
High Dive
210 SW 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL
http://www.highdivegainesville.com/