Junior Marvin (of The Wailers)

WXPN Welcomes: 3rd Annual Bob Marley Birthday Celebration

Junior Marvin (of The Wailers)

Jah People, Big Mind, Solomonic Sound + Jah T Junior

Feb 1 2019 · Fri

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 Advance / $22 Day of Show / $35 Seated

This event is 21 and over

Junior Marvin (of The Wailers)
Junior Marvin (of The Wailers)
Born in Jamaica, Julian Junior Marvin moved to London as a child, where his love of both acting and music was well nurtured by his family and the UK theater community. He appeared in the Beatles’ film “Help” which was followed by a number of other successful appearances on British Television. Junior was also a member of the London Cast of the musical “Hair” and can be heard on the Original London Cast Recordings. He contributed to albums by Gerry Lockran, Rebop Kwakau Baah, Remi Kabacka, Ricco Rodriguez, Fairport Convention, Sandy Deny and played with many others on the UK scene including Traffic, Herbie Goins & The Night-Timers, Blue Ace Unit and White Rabbit.

Junior also served his musical apprenticeship in America by playing with the likes of Blues and R&B legends T-Bone Walker, Billy Preston and Ike & Tina Turner. He quickly earned a reputation as an innovative and expressive blues/rock guitarist.

Junior was later invited to join the Keef Hartley Band who were pioneers of the burgeoning British blues/rock scene. Junior made a significant contribution as a writer, singer and lead guitarist to their acclaimed “Seventy Second Brave” album and also appeared on the follow-up release, “Lancashire Hustler.”

Following Keef Hartley, Junior formed his own rock band “Hanson” which was quickly signed to Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Manticore label by Mario ‘The Big M’ Medious (the label manager). Their debut album “Now Hear This,” featured Junior Marvin (Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals), Jean Roussell (Keyboards), Conrad Isidore (Drums) & Clive Chaman (Bass). Hanson stayed together for two albums after which Junior undertook session work for the likes of Island recording artists Stomu Yamashta, Steve Winwood and Toots & The Maytals.

On February 14, 1977, Junior was invited to join both Stevie Wonder’s band and Bob Marley & The Wailers. His parents and musician friends helped him to take Bob Marley invitation because of the fact that they were both Jamaicans…and the rest is history. “Exodus” was Junior’s first album with Bob Marley & The Wailers and it was voted Best Album Of The 20th Century by Time Magazine. He was featured on all of the subsequent Bob Marley and The Wailers albums, touring the world with Marley until Bob’s passing in 1981. Since then, Junior has put out four CDs with The Wailers including “ID,” “Majestic Warriors,” “Jah Message” and “My Friends” (Live) as well as numerous solo projects including “Wailin”, “Smokin’ To The Big M Music” and “Lion To Zion Dub Wise”. Junior can also be found on CDs by Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy, Bunny Wailer, Israel Vibrations, Culture, The Meditations, Beres Hammond, The Congos, O.A.R. and SOJA.

After touring with many of the incarnations of The Wailers since Bob Marley’s passing, Junior has now stepped out to front his own version of The Wailers, playing and singing all of the Bob Marley & The Wailers hits the way Bob intended them to be heard. In addition, Junior has a new release dropping worldwide in 2019 entitled “The Message Of Love” featuring the title track single “The Message Of Love”.
Jah People
Jah People
JAH PEOPLE – Roots, Rock, Reggae Philly Style
Reggae with a Splash Of FUNk, Rock and Soul -JAH PEOPLE are a band that appeals to all audiences with their message of Love. Not just Philadelphia's most beloved BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE, Jah People move crowds with spirited covers that are always danceable and bring vibrancy to any room. The World Renowned Bob Marley Songbook mixed with reggae classics and favorites from beloved acts like The Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, The BeeGees and More – Jah People has the musicianship and voices to pull off this legendary material flawlessly.
Big Mind
Big Mind
Big Mind is an original Reggae/Rock band that formed in 2015 and consists of: Jeremy Howe, Art Rivell, Greg Seraphin, Dan Robinson and Greg Pinney.

Big Mind decided to create something new and original within the reggae genre drawing inspiration from several individual influences to create an eclectic, unique sound. Their sound is infused with world grooves that keep their live shows upbeat and lively.

Big Mind’s most notable performances include: The Ardmore Music Hall, World Cafe Live, MilkBoy, Electric Factory, and Brighton Bar (New Jersey) Supporting Acts such as: Sensamotion, Southern Avenue, Magic City Hippies, Dry Reef, Sizzla Kalonji, and Badfish (Sublime Tribute).

Big Mind’s first EP, Days That End in Why, was released January 5, 2018. The EP is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Apple Music.
Solomonic Sound + Jah T Junior
Solomonic Sound + Jah T Junior
Since foundation and birth Solomonic conception as a reggae sound system was to promote positive music to counteract the negative that infiltrates the airwaves.

From humble beginnings, the narrow and rough road was chosen, and a champion sound was in the making. From the early days when the sound first started in 1996, SOLOMONIC SOUND SYSTEM has proven to be one of the tuffest roots and culture reggae sound systems in the world.

With local events in centered in Philly, Honolulu, Burlington, DC, LA, and Jamaica, as well as constant worldwide touring, they bring the conscious vibes far and wide.

Not just a collective of djs, Solomonic also maintains the highest grade sound systems used at all of their events, and in demand at many other Philly area music events.

Selectors include Rob Paine (Philly), Zacharijah (HI), Jahson (VT), Papa Fz (Philly/JA), Dave Paine (LA), Rootz, and Chalice.

When not out nicing up the dance, they are at home in their recording studio, voicing dub plates, building original tunes, and controling their own label, Worship Recordings.

Solomonic featured Artists include El Feco (Philly), Lady Alma (Philly), Ras Mikey (HI), Lion Fyah (HI). These artists work with us rub-a-dub style over the sound, and record exclusive songs and dubplates.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003