I an' I - The Wailers, Dublin - May 2001

I first went to see The Wailers Band perform in Dublin at the Olympia Theater on the 4th May 2001.

As soon as we entered the building we were taken straight to the V.I.P. area at the very front of the stage. I was eager to see the Band who had toured for many years with Bob Marley, especially as we were so close to the stage.

First off, came the support act 'King Sativa', a Bob Marley tribute band origanly called 'Buffalo Soul Jah', consisting of 4-5 Irish dreads. They were very good, playing many of Bobs stuff and a few of Peter Tosh’s songs. They really set the mood for The Wailers who came out shortly after their set.

I recognised Family Man as soon as I saw him walk on stage; I also knew a couple of the others too. The group had a new lead singer - Gary Pine, who took over lead vocalsin the Band.

Like Bob was onstage he too was very lively dancing to Jah music. He sang many of Bobs songs and some newer material. I think it is important to point out that Gary was not trying to copy Bob in anyway, but he was mearly doing his own thing and loving it.

The two new backing singers called the I-twos, were also a welcome addition to the Band providing great harmonies (extremly good looking too). The band played a good 2 hour set and I'm sure they were happy with the response they got from the audence. I look forward to seeing them again...

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