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.

APRIL 2016

Sat 16 Marshy Point Nature Center - Middle River MD 12-2  [info]
Sat 23 Market Fair Roosevelt Center - Greenbelt MD 11:45-1  [info]
Sat 23 Howard County Historical Society - Ellicott City MD 7-9  [info]
Tue 26 Private Party - Baltimore MD 3-7

MAY 2016

Sat 7 King Farm Citizens Assembly - Rockville MD 4-5:30  [info]
Sun 15 Karma Fest - Oregon Ridge Park MD Time TBD  [info]
Thu 19 Blue Beat DC - Wonderland Ballroom - Washington DC 9-9:45  [info]
Sat 21 Montgomery County Strawberry Festival - Burtonsville MD Time TBD  [info]
Sun 22 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30  [info]
Sat 28 Avenue Concert w/ The Crawdaddies - White Marsh MD 7-9

JUNE 2016

Tue 9 Homewood School - Columbia MD 5-8
Sun 12 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30  [info]
Wed 15 White Clay Creek Summer Concert Series - Newark DE 6:30-8:30  [info]
Sat 18 Sonoma's - Columbia MD 9-1  [info]
Sat 25 Knob Hall Winery Reggae Fest - Clear Spring MD 2:30-4:30  [info]

JULY 2016

Fri 1 Washingtonian Center - Gaithersburg MD 6:30-8:30
Sat 9 The Jerk Pit - College Park MD 8-11
Sun 10 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30  [info]
Sun 17 Linganore Winery Summer Reggae Festival - Mt Airy MD 10AM-1  [info]
Sun 24 Port Tobacco Marina - Port Tobacco MD 2-6  [info]
Wed 27 Lakefront Wednesday's Lunchtime Concerts - Columbia MD 11-1
Fri 29 Rio Concert Series - Gaithersburg MD 6-9  [info]
Sat 30 Reston Concerts on the Town - Reston VA 7:30-10  [info]


Tue 2 National Night Out - Columbia MD 6:30-8:30
Sun 14 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30  [info]
Sat 27 Knob Hall Winery Reggae Fest - Clear Spring MD 2:30-4:30  [info]
Sun 28 Port Tobacco Marina - Port Tobacco MD 2-6  [info]
Mon 29 Maryland State Fair - Timonium MD 6-10  [info]


Sat 3 Navy Recreation Center - Solomons Island MD Time TBD
Sun 11 Chesapeake Inn - Chesapeake City MD 4:30-8:30  [info]


Sun 9 Linganore Winery Autumn Reggae Festival - Mt Airy MD 10AM-1  [info]


Sat 12 Marshy Point Turtle Trek - Middle River MD 9AM  [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