Since its creation in 1990, the Baltimore-based Unity Reggae Band has been pleasing listeners with its unique, roots-based reggae music. Now an accomplished musical unit, Unity prides itself on its versatility. From the very beginning, the band originally known as Natty Skank, has been a melting pot of various musical influences. Each member brings their own unique musical perspective which, when brought together under the umbrella of Reggae, creates a musical style that is unique but true to the roots-reggae style of music.
With over a decade of live performance experience as a group, Unity knows how to please a crowd. Having amassed a huge repertoire of original reggae as well as covers, no two shows are ever the same. Veterans of three U.S. tours, Unity has shared its message of positivity to thousands of happy music lovers of all ages in clubs, at festivals, colleges, and charity events.
Unity's latest release, Urban Music (2005) is their fourth, and contains music written over a 12-year period. Unity's performance highlights include sharing the stage with THE WAILERS, YELLOWMAN, BURNING SPEAR, GREGORY ISAACS, EEK-A-MOUSE, and MUTABARUKA. With their ever-refining musical style and their air of positivity and peace, the future of Unity couldn't look brighter.
Unity Reggae Band are:
Kevin Basiliko: saxophone, percussion
Mark Leary: drums, vocals
Meredith Leary: vocals, keyboard
Christopher Rhodes: bass
David Saunier: saxophone, keyboard, vocals
Nick Reider: trumpet