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Bunny Wailer coming to SVG

Bunny Wailer coming to SVG


The dynamic Bunny Wailer told SEARCHLIGHT in a telephone interview from his Kingston, Jamaica, home he has accepted an invitation to perform at the Victoria Park for Independence.

On October 22 Vincentians will experience real roots reggae and culture at its best when the legend comes to the shores of St.Vincent and the Grenadines along with his band the SolomonicsReggaestra. {{more}}

“St.Vincent and the Grenadines is getting their chance. I’ve never been to St.Vincent and the Grenadines,” said Bunny Wailer, noting that he has performed in St.Croix, St.Thomas, and St.Maarten. And just recently he had the opportunity to perform in Tortola and in Trinidad and Tobago.

“The show will by dynamic!” Bunny Wailer emphasized.

Bunny Wailer said for some “years” now promoter Enesha Dopwell has been expressing interest in having him perform in St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

“This is her chance of bringing Bunny to the territory after having this long anxiety,” Bunny Wailer said.

Bunny Wailer disclosed that another promoter was interested in having him perform here.

“That person did not satisfy the terms and conditions of Bunny Wailer. I decided to decline,” said Bunny, who expressed that he cannot deal with double standards.

Bunny Wailer was born as Neville Livingston in 1947. He teamed up with Peter Tosh and Bob Marley to form the Wailers in 1964.

Marley’s closest friend, Bunny Wailer is the only surviving original Wailer.

The Wailers hit number one with Simmer Down in February 1964. A steady stream of rude boy singles in 1964 and 1965 cemented the Wailers’ reputation as a tough new group that was to be reckoned with.

As the original three-man line-up of The Wailers ground to a halt expanding to include new members, Bunny Livingston began increasingly to be known as Bunny Wailer. Over the years Bob and Bunny continued to maintain a good relationship.

Bunny left the Wailers in 1974.

Today, Bunny resides in Kingston and on a farm located in the interior of Jamaica.

The promoters of the Bunny Wailer show are the same folks who brought Lucky Dube here last year and Jimmy Cliff before him.