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Lexington's #1 Reggaedelic Recording Artist, ROB DREAD teams up with Louisville's own Dem Reggae Bon to welcome and warm up The Original Wailers!

The Wailers Band is the backing band for Bob Marley & The Wailers‎ from 1974 until Bob Marley's death in 1981.

Bob Marley originally started singing with The Wailers‎, together with among others Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh. Following the demise of The Wailers, Bob Marley proceeded with his group Bob Marley & The Wailers‎, with the Wailers Band as the backing band, and the I Threes as backup vocalists. The Wailers Band consisted of among others bassist Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his brother, drummer Carlton (Carlie) Barrett, who had been members of Lee "Scratch" Perry's studio band, The Upsetters,[1] with whom The Wailers had recorded some of their most notable songs.

After the death of Bob Marley in 1981, the Wailers Band was led by Junior Marvin and Aston Barrett.

Today the band continues to play live in concert, and in 2006 they played on 311's Summer Unity tour along with Pepper. Their Current lineup includes: Elan Atias on lead vocals, Aston "Family Man" Barrett on Bass, Keith Sterling on Keys, Drummie Zeb on Drums, Marcia Griffiths on background vocals (aka Wailers Sister)

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Added by robdread on November 13, 2008

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