The Wailers are a Jamaican reggae and ska band that was formed in 1963, with Bob Marley as the lead singer/songwriter. The group released its first EP, The Wailing Wailers, in 1965, featuring the very popular song “Simmer Down.” The band went on to become one of the most influential recordings artists of all time, selling more than 75 million records including albums such as Burnin’, Natty Dread and Rastaman Vibration. The Wailers’ music brought together aspects of roots reggae, ska, rocksteady and dub with elements from jazz, gospel, Latin and other genres to create an upbeat yet conscious sound. The international success of The Wailers gave rise to other greats in the reggae music scene like Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. The legacy continues today with various incarnations of group members still performing The Wailers’s memorable songs internationally.
If you’re looking to hire The Wailers band, you’re in luck! The world-famous Jamaican reggae group has been around since the 1960’s and is available for hire for your next big event. They are an iconic representation of the period and will bring a unique feeling to any gathering. Whether you’re hosting a birthday bash, wedding reception, concert or special occasion, The Wailers will provide the perfect entertainment and atmosphere with their infectious beats and timeless classics. So don’t miss out – book The Wailers today!
How to book The Wailers?
Email, call or fill out our contact form below. We will get in touch with you to go over some preliminary questions about your event. Following our initial consult we will reach out to The Wailers’s agent for availability and an accurate quote. To book we will send you an offer authorization form for the artist to accept. Once accepted we’ll get the final contract and deposit together to confirm your show!
How much does The Wailers cost?
The Wailers’s performance fees vary greatly depending on a variety of factors including: date, type of event, distance from previous/next event (routing), length of performance and more! Any website that lists an artist’s fee can be off by tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. While we are happy to give ballpark guidance, all quotes we send you are the true numbers established by The Wailers’s agent.
What happens after I book with you?
Following your confirmed booking we will schedule planning meetings for all of the details and logistics. Our parent company, Contemporary Productions, can handle everything from the artist’s sound, lights and instrument rental to managing your entire event. We can also staff your event with a Contemporary Booking coordinator to ensure all parties are happy and that the show goes off without a hitch!
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