Bob Marley was one of the most prolific entertainers of the century. He took the sound of reggae, out of the cultural confines of the Caribbean island of Jamaica and made it into a mainstream, global sensation. He trail-blazed a path that not only made him great but paved the way for another great musical talent to follow in his footsteps.
There have been many artists and bands that have been inspired by the musical brilliance of Bob Marley and One Love Orchestra is the best band doing it in the UK right now. Based in London, One Love Orchestra is a multi-instrumental tribute band, specializing in covering music from the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Founded in 2010, the band have rapidly made a name for themselves and grown to be not just a band that does Bob Marley tributes, but one that works with various reggae artists performing live throughout Europe and the UK. The band was founded by Marcin Bobkowski who is also the musical director and lead guitarist. One Love Orchestra is made from the greatest reggae musicians from London scene, which had an honour to work with some reggae Legends like The Wailers, Max Romeo, Johny Osbourne, Lee Scratch Perry, UB40 and many more.
The One Love Orchestra is a band with a look that showcases the diversity and a sound that echoes unifying cultures. Their music creates an atmosphere that evokes an electric yet spiritual vibe that propels the listener to dance. They pride themselves on being able to move their audience on both a physical and emotional level with every performance, and they’re guaranteed to bring an exciting, energetic and inspiring experience to any event stage.
Check out the fantastic Little Mix tribute band A Touch of Little Mix! After being the first group to win the hugely popular television show the X Factor, Little Mix have gone from strength to strength are are currently the most popular girl-band at the moment! Complete with high energy dance routines and lots of audience participation, this tribute show ensures an accurate portrayal and has the true impersonations of the sounds, look and feel of the sensational Little Mix.
The Ukey D’Ukes are one of the top rocking electric ukulele bands in the UK. The Ukey D’Ukes are something really different. We are based in the Cotswolds but play countrywide at Festivals, private parties, weddings and events of all sorts – large and small – too numerous to mention!!! We have strong vocals, electric ukuleles and drums. A great range of material from the 50’s to the present day. An amazing powerful sound from this incredible band, who always put on a great show.
When we were thinking of a name for the band, we wanted something that suggested dancing and that our set is a bit different from most bands. So, we chose Beat to show our love of rhythm and Routes because we don’t just do straight covers, we like to wander about a bit and find our own way. Our set is full of well-known songs not often played and some we have rearranged to suit our dance-based style. Much of our set comes from the late 70s into the 80s but includes many other surprises. So, if you like something a bit different and chance to move your feet please check us out. Look us up on our FaceBook page @TheBeatRoutesUK
Upbeat original Alternative Rock anthems with punchy guitar hooks and soaring vocals. The Cirencester based band was formed in early 2018 by local Singer/Songwriter Leon Daye. The band boasts an energetic, Alternative Rock sound, drawing from multiple influences from band members and echoes bands such as R.E.M. Del Amitri and Feeder. The LDB have enjoyed a run of successful shows ,including The Fleece and Thunderbolt, Bristol as well as performances at Minety festival, Lakefest and Worcester music festival. Initially formed to perform tracks from Leon’s EPs ‘BIRD ON A WIRE’ 2015 and more recently ‘THE GIFT’ 2018, the band has gone from strength to strength, continuing to expand their set and write new material.
Tazmin Barnes is a Gloucestershire based 17 year old singer / songwriter who grew up in China. She was Runner Up in the National Final of Teenstar UK and a two time Finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest. She has also had two EP’s in the Top 20 of the iTunes Pop Charts. Regularly featured on BBC Music Introducing, her track ‘9 More Lives’ was ranked by BBC H&W presenter Andrew Marston in his Top 10 tracks for 2019 and he also listed Tazmin in his Top 10 artists ‘Hot for 2020’. She also records in Chinese and has toured with the Chinese X-Factor Winner Mary-Jess Leaverland. Tazmin performs a mix of covers and originals ideal for family audiences and has appeared at festivals throughout the Midlands and South West. She is very excited to have the opportunity to play at Wrdeup Muisc Festival this summer.