The Legendary Wailers featuring Julian "Junior" Marvin
The Hamilton Live Presents

Junior Marvin

Gordon Sterling of Nappy Riddem and The People

Ages 18+
Junior Marvin brings The Message of Love - the single written by Jimi Hendrix and featured on Junior's upcoming album - to The Hamilton Live


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Seated GA Tickets - $35

Standing GA Tickets - $25

For any wheelchair or ADA needs, please contact the Box Office in advance of the performance at (202)-769-0122.

Please note that the front row of tables and chairs will be cleared for this show to create a general admission Pit. Be advised that there may be some seated areas where vision of the stage is obstructed.

The Legendary Wailers featuring Julian "Junior" Marvin

Born in Jamaica, Junior Marvin moved to London as a child, where his love of both acting and music was nurtured. He appeared in the Beatles' film "Help",which was followed by a number of other television appearances. Meanwhile, Junior served his musical apprenticeship in America by playing with the likes of Blues Legend T-Bone Walker and Ike & Tina Turner. He quickly earned a reputation as an innovative and expressive blues/rock guitarist. Back in England he played with bands such as Herbie Goins & The Nighttimers, Blue Ace Unit and White Rabbit.

Junior was a member of the London Cast of the musical "Hair" and can be heard on the Original London Cast Recordings. He contributed to Albums by Gerry Lockran, Rebop Kwakau Baah, Remi Kabacka, Ricco Rodriguez, Fairport Convention, Sandy Deny and many others on the UK scene. Junior was also invited to join the Keef Hartley Band who were pioneers of the burgeoning British blues/rock scene. Junior made a significant contribution as a writer,singer and lead guitarist to their acclaimed "Seventy Second Brave" Album, and also appeared on the follow-up release, "Lancashire Hustler."

Following Keef Hartley, Junior formed his own Rock Band "Hanson" and they were swiftly signed to Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Manticore label by Mario 'The Big M' Medious (the label manager). Their debut Album "Now Hear This," featured: Junior (Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals), Jean Roussell (Keybords), Conrad Isidore (Drums) & Clive Chaman (Bass). A second album for The Manticore label was titled "Magic Dragon." The Band, "Hanson," stayed together for two albums after which Junior undertook session work for the likes of Island Recording Artists Stomu Yamashta, Steve Winwood and Toots & The Maytals.

On February 14, 1977 (Valentine's Day), Junior was invited to join both Stevie Wonder & Bob Marley & The Wailers. His schoolmates and musician friends chose Bob Marley because of the fact that they were both Jamaicans…the rest is history. "Exodus" was Junior's first album with Marley and The Wailers and it was voted "Best Album of the 20th Century" by Time Magazine. He is on all Bob Marley and The Wailers Albums/CDs since that time. Since Bob's passing, in 1981, Junior has put out (4) four CDs with The Wailers: "ID," "Majestic Warriors," "Jah Message" and "My Friends" (Live). Junior can also be found on CDs with Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy, Bunny Wailer, Israel Vibrations, Culture, The Meditations, Beres Hammond, The Congos, O.A,R. and SOJA.

Gordon Sterling of Nappy Riddem and The People

Gordon Sterling is one of the pillars of the DMV music scene. This gifted singer/guitarist started his career founding the groundbreaking jam outfit, The Ordinary Way. T.O.W toured all across the continental United States. Sharing the stage with such acts as Derek TrucksBand, Blues Traveler, Jon Fishman (Phish), Soulive, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Galactic, Bob Weir and Ratdog, and String Cheese Incident. Just to name a few. He went on to be a founding member of The Band Called Future. this blistering hip hop/rock band hit the east coast hard. Becoming one of the premier touring acts of their time to come out of the DC area. He is a member of reggae/funk powerhouse Nappy Riddem. Touring nationally with such legendary acts as The Wailers, Junior Marvin, Steele Pulse, Maxi Priest, Trouble Funk, EU, De La Soul, and many others. His band, The People, are some of the finest, heaviest hitters on the Washington D.C. scene.

Venue Information:
The Hamilton Live
600 14th St NW
Washington, DC, 20005