One World Entertainment are thrilled to announce Raggamuffin All Stars featuring Grammy Winning superstar Shaggy, break out New Zealand sensations SIX60, Reggae star Julian Marley alongside the world’s premier reggae group performing the hits of Bob Marley – The Wailers, also featuring special guest Family Man, reggae legends Morgan Heritage and New Zealand’s own House Of Shem. The all-star line-up of reggae royalty will be performing all their up-lifting hits for a night of feel-good music and good vibes for an exclusive show on 19th February at Margaret Court Arena.
Shaggy is a Grammy Winning superstar who has been making hits for over 20 years. From 1995’s ‘Boombastic’, to ‘It Wasn’t Me’, to ‘Angel’ to ‘I Need Your Love’ the reggae fusion singer has become the genre’s most commercially popular artist. Born and bred in Jamaica, Shaggy’s huge crossover success has seen him sell over 30 million albums worldwide, and collaborate with artists including Janet Jackson, Maxi Priest, Charlie Wilson, Pitbull, Joe and many more. Shaggy’s unique and distinct sound first came to the world’s attention with his dancehall hit ‘Oh Carolina’, which he followed up with ‘In The Summertime’, and then the Maxi Priest duet ‘That Girl’ which also hit the Top 10. His run of hits continued with ‘Luv Me, Luv Me’, ‘Angel’, ‘It Wasn’t Me’, ‘Hey Sexy Lady’, and many more. Shaggy’s success sees no sign of slowing down with the 2014 release of the single ‘I Need Your Love’ which went Top 20 on the US and UK airplay charts, received over 26 million streams on Spotify, and was viewed over 60 million times on YouTube. His current single ‘Only Love’ featuring Pitbull and Gene Noble is out now.
Quadruple platinum album sales for their self-titled debut SIX60, sold-out national tours, summer festival headline spots, shows and a fanbase all over the world, and 6 New Zealand Music Awards… this is the phenomenal rise of one of New Zealand’s favourite bands SIX60. Somewhere within the confines of Dunedin’s 660 Castle Street, five Otago University students began plotting in the summer of 2008. Marlon Gerbes, Matiu Walters, Eli Paewai, Chris Mac and Ji Fraser picked up instruments, turned on amps, closed the door to keep the noise in, and SIX60 came to life. In the 8 years since, the band traversed tens of thousands of miles throughout Australasia, Europe and The USA, and transcended the loftiest of expectations placed upon them by their most diehard fans. Careening between roots, soul, pop and dubstep; combining r & b with drum and bass; the band’s unorthodox marrying and mish-mashery between unlikely genres gained them favour throughout New Zealand in record time. Their popularity exploding from Dunedin outwards into the rest of the country, thanks to an enigmatic live show, infectious radio singles and a progressive onslaught of guerrilla promotion via social media. In 2015, much to the delight of SIX60 fans spanning both hemispheres, the group released their second album, which debuted at #1.
Julian Marley with The Wailers featuring Family Man
Julian Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Barbados-born Lucy Pounder is a Grammy award nominated, roots-reggae musician, singer-songwriter, producer and humanitarian. In the same tradition as his father, Julian "Ju Ju" Marley is a devout Rastafarian whose music is inspired by life and spirituality. Joining Julian is the world’s premier reggae group performing one of the greatest artists of all time - Bob Marley’s music, The Wailers. The group have played to an estimated 24 million people across the globe performing an average of 200 dates per year. Today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from some of Jamaica’s most exciting new singers. The band has consistently toured for the past several decades across North and South America, Asia, the South Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Africa. The band performs varied sets from the extensive Wailers discography including those from ‘Legend’, which is the best-selling reggae album of all time, with over 30 million copies sold and a 2014 re-release which topped Billboard’s Top 5 – proving the timeless appeal of their music spans generations. The band also performs selections from ‘EXODUS’, named by Time Magazine as the “Album of the 20th Century”. Reggae music has never stopped evolving but for millions of people from around the world, it’s still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and The Wailers. Joining the Wailers is special guest and original Wailers member Aston “Family Man” Barrett.
The legacy of reggae vocalist Denroy Morgan has been passed onto his sons, who have performed as Morgan Heritage since 1991. The group who are known for their mellow R&B-influenced vocals and Rastafarian lyrics, have released many hit singles over the years including ‘Let’s Make Up’, ‘Tell Me Who Come’, ‘Set Yourself Free’, ‘Mama and Papa’, and ‘Protect Us Jah’. Initially an octet, Morgan Heritage began recording in the early 90’s and their debut single ‘Wonderful World’, was produced by their father and released in 1991. Their first big break came the following year when they performed at Reggae Sunsplash, where their impressive performances earning them a recording contract with RCA. Having fully recharged their momentous journey in the past year and a half, and having unquestionably established themselves as one of the premiere live groups on the reggae circuit, Morgan Heritage are now on another phase of their mission. The Royal Family of Reggae, has taken the impressive step forward by releasing their latest album ‘Strictly Roots’ on their own label CTBC Music Group. The album possesses that unmistakably authentic Morgan Heritage organic roots sound, while blazing the trail towards the exciting future of roots with appearances by Shaggy, Chronixx and J. Boog. Undoubtedly one of contemporary reggae’s most powerful focuses on the global stage, the sensational roots reggae quintet comprises of siblings Peetah Morgan (vocals), Una Morgan (keyboards/vocals), Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan (keyboards/vocals), Nakhamyah ‘Lukes’ Morgan (rhythm guitar) and Memmalatel ‘Mr Mojo’ Morgan (percussion/vocals).
House Of Shem
House Of Shem is a New Zealand based harmony trio comprised of Carl Perkins and his two sons Te Omeka Perkins and Isaiah Perkins who are each multi instrumentalist and producers. Formed in 2005 in the rural area of Whanganui, the band embodies elements of roots reggae, pacific reggae and traditional Maori music, with relatable songwriting that connects powerfully with not only New Zealand and Australian audiences, but also reggae listeners globally attracting fans from all areas of the world. Since releasing their debut album ‘Keep Rising’ in 2008, House Of Shem have released three successful albums and built a rapidly growing and loyal fan base. The group has also worked with Grammy Award winning engineers on two of their albums – Errol Brown (Bob Marley & Burning Spear), and James Caruso (Damian Marley, Nas and Stephen Marley), and have mixed the albums at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica.
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