UNITY REGGAE BAND is

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

featuring:
CHRIS BLOCHER guitar
EDDIE HRYBYK bass
DEVLIN McDONALD guitar
MO McLAUGHLIN drums
CHITRAN PAVAN percussion
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 nearly 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, 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.

JULY 2014

Thu 10 Barcocina - Baltimore MD 8:30-12 [info]
Sat 12 The Avenue - White Marsh MD 7-8:30 [info]
Sun 13 Sunset Cove - Middle River MD 3-7 [info]
Sun 20 Linganore Winecellars - Mt. Airy MD 12-3 [info]
Thu 24 Barcocina - Baltimore MD 8:30-12 [info]
Fri 25 Washingtonian Center - Gaithersburg MD 6:30-8:30 [info]
Sun 27 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30 [info]

AUGUST 2014

Sun 3 Lee's Landing Dock - Port Deposit MD 2-6 [info]
Tue 5 National Night Out - Columbia MD 6-9 [info]
Wed 6 Bally's Bikini Beach Bar - Atlantic City NJ 7:45-11:45 [info]
Thu 7 Barcocina - Baltimore MD 8:30-12 [info]
Fri 15 Summer Concert Series - Silver Spring MD 6:30-8:30 [info]
Sun 17 Celebrate Frederick - Frederick MD 7-8:30 [info]
Sun 24 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30 [info]
Mon 25 Maryland State Fair - Timonium MD 6-9 [info]
Sun 31 Wedding [private]

SEPTEMBER 2014

Sat 6 Party [private] 5-9
Sun 14 Star Spangled Spectacular - Baltimore MD 12:30 [info]
Sun 28 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30 [info]

OCTOBER 2014

Sat 11 Cultural Arts Festival - Columbia MD 2-4
Sun 19 Linganore Winecellars - Mt. Airy MD 12-3 [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

2014 Booking Rates

DELUXE WEDDING PACKAGE  $2,000

Booking Rates 2014

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 2014 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