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The Wailers Band are a reggae band formed by the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers?, following the death of Bob Marley in 1981.
The Wailers? started as Bob Marley, Bunny Livingston and Peter Tosh. Following the demise of The Wailers, Bob Marley proceeded with his group Bob Marley & The Wailers?, with the Wailers Band as the backing band, and the I Threes as backup vocalists. The Wailers Band consisted of among others bassist Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his brother, drummer Carlton (Carlie) Barrett, who had been members of Lee "Scratch" Perry's studio band, The Upsetters, with whom The Wailers had recorded some of their most notable songs.
After the death of Bob Marley in 1981, the Wailers Band was led by Junior Marvin and Aston Barrett.
The band continues to play live in concert, and in 2006 they played on 311's Summer Unity tour along with Pepper. In 2010, they are again touring with 311 on a spring tour, mostly focusing on the Pacific Northwest. Their current lineup includes: Elan Atias and Koolant Brown on lead vocals, Aston "Family Man" Barrett on bass, Keith Sterling on keys, Anthony Watson on drums, Audley Chisholm on rhythm guitar, Chico Chin on trumpet, Everald Gayle on trombone, Brady Walters and Cegee Victory on background vocals.
In 2008 former Wailers Junior Marvin and Al Anderson began touring in a band called The Original Wailers.