MARK LEARY vocals, drums, guitar, keys, trombone, steel pan
MEREDITH LEARY vocals, keys
DAVID SAUNIER vocals, saxophone, keys, guitar

CHITRAN PAVAN percussion
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 25 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.

JUNE 2015

Thu 4 Barcocina - Baltimore MD 9-12 [info]
Sun 7 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30 [info]
Fri 12 Summer Concert Series - Silver Spring MD 6-9 [info]
Sat 13 Bands in the Sand - Annapolis MD 5-6:30 [info]
Thu 18 Watkins Regional Park - Upper Marlboro MD 6-8:30 [info]
Sat 20 The Gathering - Townson MD 4:45-6:45

JULY 2015

Sun 5 Port Tobacco Marina - Port Tobacco MD 2-6 [info]
Wed 8 Columbia Lakefront Series - Columbia MD 12-2 [info]
Wed 15 VA Rehab Center - Baltimore MD 11:30-2:30
Sun 19 Linganore Winecellars - Mt. Airy MD 12-3 [info]
Sat 25 Knob Hall Winery w/ Jah Works - Clear Spring MD 1-3:30 [info]
Sun 26 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30 [info]


Sun 2 Port Tobacco Marina - Port Tobacco MD 2-6 [info]
Tue 4 National Night Out - Harper's Choice - Columbia MD 6-9
Sun 30 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30 [info]
Mon 31 State Fair - Timonium MD 6-10


Mon 7 Port Tobacco Marina - Port Tobacco MD 2-6 [info]
Sat 12 Gunpowder Valley Conservancy - Middle River MD 5-8 [info]
Sat 19 Baltimore Seafood Festival - Baltimore MD 3:30-6:30 [info]
Sun 27 Marshy Point Nature Center Fall Festival - Baltimore MD 1-3 [info]
Sun 27 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 1-5 [info]


Sun 11 Linganore Winecellars - Mt. Airy MD 12-3 [info]


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


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

2015 Booking Rates


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


Standard contract [PDF] | get Adobe PDF reader
Stage Plot w/ inputs [PDF]
URB logo [for print | for screen]
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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.

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