UNITY REGGAE BAND is

MARK LEARY vocals, drums, guitar, keys, trombone, steel pan
MEREDITH LEARY vocals, keys
DEVLIN McDONALD guitar
SHAKA WOOD guitar
ANDREW BISHOP bass
CHITRAN PAVAN percussion
JOCELYN FARLEY vocals

featuring:
DAVID SAUNIER vocals, saxophone, keys, guitar
DAN SCHNEIDER guitar
CHARLES WALSH bass, trumpet

Since its creation in 1990, the Baltimore-based Unity 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 28 years of live performance experience as a group, Unity knows how to please a crowd. Having amassed a huge repertoire of original reggae and 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, weddings, 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, WAR, and MUTABARUKA.

MARCH 2019

Fri 22 Sonoma's - Columbia MD 8-Midnight  [info]

APRIL 2019

Sat 20 Marshy Point Nature Center - Middle River MD 1-4 [info]
Thu 25 Gettysburg College - Gettysburg PA 5-7
Sat 27 Harper's Choice Village Center - Columbia MD 12-3

MAY 2019

Sat 4 Creekfest White Clay Creek Park - Delaware 12-2  [info]
Wed 8 Live! Casino & Hotel Main Stage - Hanover MD 6-10  [info]
Thu 9 Downtown Silver Spring Lunchtime Concert - Silver Spring MD 12:30-2:30  [3-piece steel pan]
Wed 29 Live! Casino & Hotel Main Stage - Hanover MD 6-10  [info]

JUNE 2019

Sat 1 Private Wedding
Sat 8 The Pinch - Washington DC TIME TBD  [info]
Sat 15 Canton Wine Festival - Baltimore MD 3:30-5
Sun 16 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 2-7  [info]
Thu 20 Bluebeat DC - Wonderland Ballroom - Washington DC 8-12
Fri 21 Rockville Town Square Friday Night Live - Rockville MD 6-9  [info]
Sat 22 Avenue at White Marsh - White Marsh MD 7-9  [info]
Sun 23 Tolchester Marina - Chestertown MD 1-5  [info]
Sat 29 Anchorage Marina - Baltimore MD 7-10  [info]

JULY 2019

Thu 11 Downtown Silver Spring Lunchtime Concert - Silver Spring MD 12:30-2:30  [3-piece steel pan]
Thu 11 Watkins Regional Park - Upper Marlboro MD 7-8:30  [info]
Wed 17 Loch Raven VA Medical Center 1:30
Sun 21 Tolchester Marina - Chestertown MD 1-5  [info]
Sun 28 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 2-7  [info]

AUGUST 2019

Tue 6 National Night Out, Harper's Choice Village Center - Columbia MD 6-9
Wed 7 White Clay Concert Series - Delaware 6:30-8:30  [info]
Sun 25 Tolchester Marina - Chestertown MD 1-5  [info]

SEPTEMBER 2019

Sun 8 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 2-7  [info]
Fri 13 Sonoma's - Columbia MD 8-Midnight  [info]
Sat 14 Wilde Lake Family Picnic - Columbia MD 11-3  [info]

MUSIC DOWNLOADS

URB's 2005 release, Urban Music, is available on iTunes.

PLEASE CONTACT:

Mark Leary at (443) 629-5911 [text is best] or email

2019 Booking Rates

DELUXE WEDDING PACKAGE  $3,000

Booking Rates 2015

Performers Band Provides
Sound System
Client Provides
Sound System*
4 piece $1200 $1000
5 piece $1500 $1250
6 piece $1800 $1500
7 piece $2100 $1800
8 piece $2400 $2100
9 piece $2700 $2400

Rates above reflect local performances (60 miles or less from Baltimore, MD). Additional travel expenses may apply for greater distances.

*sample stage plot and input list

Print version of our Booking Rate Sheet

DOWNLOADS

Standard contract [PDF] | get Adobe PDF reader
Stage Plot w/ inputs [PDF]
URB logo [for print | for screen]
Hi-res photos [JPGs]
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Mark Leary steel drumming

Island Waves Steel Drum Band

Island Waves is a 3-5 piece instrumental ensemble that features the Tenor C Steel Pan. Let your guests arrive to up to an hour before the ceremony and enjoy background music with an island vibe. Once the ceremony is ready to get underway, we will play Pachelbel's "Canon in D."

When the newlyweds are ready to walk back down the aisle, they will do so to an island version of Mendelssohn's Wedding March.

Island Waves was created in 1999 from a request from a bride looking for a steel pan ensemble for a wedding. Unity Reggae Band was already scheduled to play her reception, so naturally we offered to help find a steel pan act to work with. Together, we called every agent that we knew and found nothing local at a near reasonable rate. In that moment, Island Waves was born.

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For booking, please contact Mark Leary at (443) 629-5911 or email