Hope Road – A Tribute To Bob Marley & The Wailers

Hope Road is a tribute band recreating the music, the passion, and the vibe of Bob Marley & The Wailers. Each member of this group has a deep respect for the music and the group we are paying tribute to. Bob Marley & The Wailers created music that inspired, empowered and sometimes overwhelmed audiences. Our mission is to bring that music to listeners with an intensity and a positive energy that they can’t help but enjoy and embrace. myspace.com/hoperoadband

Upcoming Shows:

July 24
The Windjammer
Misquamicut Beach, RI

August 7
Exodus To Escoheag
Stepping Stone Ranch, Escoheag RI

About Jason Jarvis (Vocals & Percussion) Jason has been writing and performing music continually since 1984. His family came to the United States from the Bahamas and settled in Westerly, RI, which is where lives and is currently raising his own family. Jason embodies the spirit of Reggae music, the rhythm, the passion and the positive energy it creates. Jason is a seasoned musician playing percussion, guitar, harmonica and flute in various bands including long time New England favorite Green Tea. Throughout the years Jason has honed the ability to connect with an audience and “share the vibe”. His tone and depth as a musician are evident as he entertains audiences on a journey through the expansive Bob Marley catalogue.

About Greta Frost (Vocals, Guitar & Percussion) Greta Frost has been writing and playing her original music since the age of 13. Prior to that she studied classical piano for 5 years and found the voice that has evolved into what you hear today. Born and raised in the cradle of love that is Rhode Island, she traveled the country playing music coast to coast before sewing seeds in the state of Vermont. The mystical mountains and the cities she visits give the many songs she writes and performs a unique sound, uplifting as they are relaxing. Creative thinking and positive progression are a crucial part of her music and passion for life. Whether she is playing an acoustic guitar or chatting on the microphone, her love for music and humanity shine through. Peace to all who are passing through.

About Mel Corcino (Drums) Mel was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in the great Town of Juncos. My lovely wife is Meliza Jimenez and my daughter is Natasha Nicole. He was student of the percussion department in the “Escuela Libre de Musica” (Caguas, Puerto Rico) under the supervision of well-known percussionist Jose “Pepe” Torres. Currently, he is continuing his drumming education with Drumming Global Ambassador Dom Famularo. Mel has been playing drums since 1985. He had the opportunity to play in great bands growing up back in Puerto Rico. These bands were Orbe Azul (Latin Pop Rock; 1996-1998), Sweet Spirit (Christian R&B), Nueva Identidad (Christian Pop Rock), Orlando Pabellon Latin Jazz Quintet (Latin Jazz). He relocated with his family to CT, USA on March 2004. Currently, he resides in the Town of Salem. Mel teaches drums at The Music Bureau, Salem, CT. If you want to contact Mel for lessons or substitute work, please email mmcorcino@yahoo.com or call (860) 287-7584.

About Brian Lauri (Vocals, Organ, Piano, Synth) Brian is the backbone of Hope Road and brings the “it” factor you have heard about. Recreating the music of Bob Marley requires headspace and feel and that is what Brian brings to the group. He is an accomplished pianist/organist and draws from nearly twenty years of live performance, music education and life lived to the fullest. Brian has recently had the opportunity to perform with legendary Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and has taken every ounce of inspiration and poured it back into his music. Brian is well connected in the northeast and has performed throughout New England in hundreds of venues to literally thousands of listeners. He currently resides in Memphis, NY and runs a recording studio where he handles engineering and production. Please contact us here for rates, availability and information regarding the studio.

About David Allen (Vocals, Bass) David is the veteran in this group of seasoned players. He currently resides in Richmond, RI with his wife Cathy and son Paul. He holds down the groove with masterful syncopation and arranges the sweet harmonies and melodies that make Bob’s music so special. Dave, like the rest of this group, has played in hundreds of venues across New England and has focused his energy on vocal harmony & groove. “Keep it simple, keep it moving & sing it sweet”.

About Jamie Conroy (Vocals, Guitar) Jamie has been performing, writing and recording music since 1985. He currently resides in Ashaway, RI with his family. Jamie keeps the roots, rock, reggae chucking and recreates the beautiful guitar lines and textures as Bob and the Wailers did so well. There is always something about those first few guitar notes of a song that just take you there and that’s what Hope Road is all about. “You’ve got to dig to get it” but when you get it its usually magic.

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