ONE LOVE - The Music of Bob Marley and The Wailers........
A truly incredible collective of some of Australia’s finest reggae artists - We proudly present “ONE LOVE” - Featuring the one and only Mr NICKY BOMBA! Best known for his work with John Butler Trio and fronting the award winning Melbourne Ska Orchestra (Best World Music Album at The ARIAS) Nicky has had a lifelong passion for reggae and has made several trips to Jamaica spending time, collecting stories and performing live with members of the Marley family. Nicky has delved into a melting pot of musical influences from across the globe in all of his musical endevours and just like Mr Robert Nesta Marley is focused on community, unity and the people!!
One Love is an eight piece group consisting of the ever essential heart beat of the bass line, skankin' guitar riffs, staccato on the keys and one drop drum beat to create a driving rhythm section - along with some powerful punch of horns and the sweet harmonies of female backing vocals, the band deliver every element of what makes the recipe of reggae so tasty and irresistible - from all the way back to the rural village of “Nine Miles” Jamaica where Bob began his musical journey.
The line up of musicians have lived and breathed reggae…..With members having performed with artists such as the original “Wailers”, Katchafire (NZ), Michael Franti (USA), The Beautiful Girls (Australia) and shared the stage with members of the Marley family such as Ziggy, Damien and Julian, Maxi Priest (UK) and for a show called “The Life of Bob Marley - the definitive history of the reggae king” (a multi-media presentation) by world renowned reggae archivist (over 35 years) and Author “Roger Steffens” who was friends and toured with Bob Marley in the 70’s collecting interviews, unseen footage, photos and memorabilia.
The eight piece was brought together by musician Brendan Render - a long held dream after he was privileged enough to witness Bob Marley live in Sydney as a ten year old boy. Brendan wanted to form a band who could capture the essence, heart and soul of everything that Marley represents. "Australia was blessed to witness Bob Marley live in 1979 - It was an amazing concert” says Brendan. “I still remember it vividly and still think about the fact that so many Bob Marley fans didn't get to see him live. No one had any idea at that stage that he would be taken from us all in May 1981 or just how much of a legacy he would leave”.
One Love have taken the time to carefully select the most diverse range of Marley tracks to create just the right energy - from the most well known hits that will have you singing along with the band, to the more obscure songs that will delight and surprise the die hard fans.
Nicky will take his experiences from his musical journey in Jamaica. The audience will hear stories about the songs, tales from Bob's life and how this messenger of peace, love, and unity struck a chord with people across the globe.
Come and satisfy your soul at these special shows as One Love honour and pay tribute to the most influential music messenger of our time.........Positive Vibrations!!!
“Reggae is the consciousness of the people coming together” Robert Nesta Marley