“Legend” is one of the seminal albums to come out of the reggae movement, selling nearly 30 million copies worldwide and getting into the top 50 of Rolling Stones 500 greatest albums of all time list, and you can hear it played in full, live at The Copper Rooms in Coventry with long time collaborator Junior Marvin leading the band.
Born in Jamaica, Junior Marvin moved to London as a child, where his love of both acting and music was nurtured. He appeared in the Beatles’ film “Help”, which was followed by a number of other television appearances. Meanwhile, Junior served his musical apprenticeship in America by playing with the likes of Blues Legend T-Bone Walker and Ike & Tina Turner. He quickly earned a reputation as an innovative and expressive blues/rock guitarist. Back in England he played with bands such as Herbie Goins & The Nighttimers, Blue Ace Unit and White Rabbit.
Since Bob’s passing, in 1981, Junior has put out (4) four CDs with The Wailers: “ID,” “Majestic Warriors,” “Jah Message” and “My Friends” (Live), continuing on with the message and music as Bob Marley asked him to do. He was Lead Guitarist and Vocalist of The Wailers and then of The Original Wailers up until 2011. Junior can also be found on CDs with Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy, Bunny Wailer, Israel Vibrations, Culture, The Meditations, Beres Hammond, The Congos, O.A.R. and SOJA. From 2011 forward, Junior Marvin has actively been putting on dynamic and virtuoso shows, which captivate rock, blues, and reggae enthusiasts from all over the world. He has performed all over the USA and world, including a performance on the island of Tanzania in Africa and at The Bob Marley Birthday Bash last year in Negril, JA. You can also see Junior in the movie Marley about Bob’s life. He has release (3) three new Albums; “Smokin’ To The Big M Music”, “Lion To Zion Dub-Wise”, and “Live at The Hamilton”, which is a bootleg album accompanied by a live DVD. Released Singles include; “It’s Alright”, “Where is Love”, “Preacher Man”, and newest released hit Single, “Bad Mind People”, which is paired up with a new music video. More recently he has worked on a new EP with his band, Junior Marvin’s Force One.
You can see Junior with The Wailers perform “Legend” at The Copper Rooms on Saturday June 3rd.
COVENTRY – Copper Rooms
Box Office No: 08444 771000
Website – http://www.thecopperrooms.com/
Tickets – £21.00
Doors – 7.00pm
Age – 14+
For further information on THE WAILERS, check out the following websites / social media links:
Website – http://www.juniormarvinswailers.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/juniormarvinmusic1