In association with
TOSH MEETS MARLEY Company, Messrs Mark Miller & Fully Fullwood
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HERE No Woman
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.
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 soon!……
a music career spanning over thirty years,
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
native of the tropical isle of St. Thomas and his fantastic personality and
prowess on keyboards
allowed him to have toured with many well-known reggae musicians.
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.
‘I always try to be adventurous with music. Keeping it simple, but there is
always some challenging surprises in it."
Black Uhuru member and now lead guitarist and vocalist 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.
bass of Fully Fullwood and legendary rhythm guitarist Tony Chin are powerful and
booming, carrying Vince’s distinctive guitar and voice to a colorful mixture of
melody and 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 one of reggae’s all time greatest souls’.
‘native’ from Brazil, Claudio “PEPPE” started his music career early, listening
to all the Bob Marley music he could locate.
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.
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
Peter Tosh Celebration 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.
PAST MEMBERS OF FULLY FULLWOOD'S BAND INCLUDE:
GEORGE KOUAKOU & JUNIOR MARVIN
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
a connection to the past and a bridge into the future.
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.
is now pleased to announce he is launching his own long-awaited solo career.
Marvin, award winning vocalist and guitarist for
"Bob Marley &
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