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.

FEBRUARY 2018

Fri 2 The Ottobar - Baltimore MD 9-1

MARCH 2018

Sat 2 The Greene Turtle - Owings Mills MD 10-1

APRIL 2018

Sat 21 Marshy Point Nature Center - Middle River MD noon-4 [info]
Sun 22 Savior Bowie - Bowie MD noon-1 [info]

MAY 2018

Sat 5 White Clay Creek Park - Deleware 12-2:45  [info]
Sat 12 Kings Farm Wine Festival - Rockville MD 4-5:30 [info]
Thu 17 Bluebeat DC - Washington DC 8:30-12  [info]
Sat 26 Avenue at White Marsh - White Marsh MD 7-9  [info]

JUNE 2018

Sat 2 Baltimore 10-Miler - Druid Hill Park 8:30-12  [info]
Sun 10 Port Tobacco Marina - Port Tobacco MD 2-6  [info]
Sat 16 Private Event - Columbia MD 1-4:30
Sun 17 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4-9  [info]
Sat 23 Knob Hall Winery Reggae Fest - Clear Spring MD 12-6  [info]
Fri 29 Rio/Washingtonian Center - Rockville MD 6-9  [info]
Sat 30 Atomic Music Birthday Party - College Park MD 3-4  [info]

JULY 2018

Sun 1 Tolchester Marina - Chestertown MD 1-5  [info]
Sun 8 Port Tobacco Marina - Port Tobacco MD 2-6  [info]
Thu 19 Downtown Silver Spring Lunchtime - Silver Spring MD 12:30-2:30
Sun 22 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4-9  [info]
Sat 28 Avenue at White Marsh - White Marsh MD 7-9  [info]
Sun 29 Tolchester Marina - Chestertown MD 1-5  [info]

AUGUST 2018

Sat 4 Sonoma's Bar and Grill - Columbia MD 8-12  [info]
Fri 10 Friday Night Live - Rockville MD 6-9  [info]
Sun 12 Port Tobacco Marina - Port Tobacco MD 2-6  [info]
Sun 19 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4-9  [info]
Sun 26 Tolchester Marina - Chestertown MD 1-5  [info]

SEPTEMBER 2018

Sat 1 Private - Lusby MD 6-9
Sat 8 In the Street Festival - Frederick MD 3:45-5  [info]
Sun 9 Port Tobacco Marina - Port Tobacco MD 2-6  [info]
Sat 15 Wilde Lake Family Picnic - Columbia MD 12-4  [info]
Sun 16 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4-9  [info]

OCTOBER 2018

Fri 5 Sonoma's - Columbia MD 8-Midnight  [info]
Sat 6 People's Unity Fest - Woodstock MD 4-5:30  [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

2015 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