MARK LEARY vocals, drums, guitar, keys, trombone, steel pan
MEREDITH LEARY vocals, keys
CHITRAN PAVAN percussion

DAVID SAUNIER vocals, saxophone, keys, 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 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.

MARCH 2017

Sat 18 Private Party - Dayton MD 7-10

APRIL 2017

Sat 15 Marshy Point Nature Center - Middle River MD 12-2  [info]

MAY 2017

Sat 6 White Clay Creek Summer Concert Series - Newark DE 12-3  [info]
Sat 20 The Avenue Concert - White Marsh MD 5-6

JUNE 2017

Thu 1 Sail Baltimore Fundraiser - Baltimore MD 6-9
Sun 4 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30  [info]
Thu 8 Silver SPring Lunch Series - Silver Spring MD 12:30-2:30
Thu 8 Homewood School - Columbia MD 6-8
Mon 12 Concerts at Rockford Tower - Wilmington DE 6:30-8:30  [info]
Thu 15 Bluebeat DC Wonderland Ballroom - Washington, DC 8-Midnight  [info]
Fri 16 Rio Concert Series - Gaithersburg MD 6-9  [info]
Mon 19 Oliver Beach - Baltimore MD 7-8
Fri 23 Silver Spring Concert Series - Silver Spring MD 6-9
Sat 24 Knob Hall Winery Reggae Fest - Clear Spring MD 12-6  [info]

JULY 2017

Sat 1 Navy Recreation Center - Solomons Island MD Time TBD
Sun 23 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30  [info]
Sun 30 Tolchester Marina - Chestertown MD 1-5  [info]


Fri 25 Rio Concert Series - Gaithersburg MD 6-9  [info]
Sun 27 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30  [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