NuFunk Concerts Presents
14th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute
Lazo & Exodus – North America’s #1 Bob Marley Tribute Band
ft. LAZO Finn former vocalist for The Wailers & Juno Awards Winner
plus Reggaddiction, Rayzalution & Pressure Drop DJs
Saturday February 8th, 2020
Lee’s Palace – 529 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Doors 8pm, Show at 9pm
Food Drive for Parkdale Community Food Bank
$20 at the door, $15 with non-perishable food donation
Facebook Link: http://bit.ly/MarleyTOfb
Online Tickets: http://bit.ly/MarleyTO
Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/l4sbDXZP3_c
NuFunk Concert’s Bob Marley Birthday Tribute is the longest-running Bob Marley Tribute in Toronto and one of the hottest reggae concerts of the year showcasing the best of Toronto’s original reggae music scene and raising important food donations for the Parkdale Food Bank. This year Lazo & Exodus; North America’s #1 Marley Tribute are joined by Toronto’s Reggaddiction & Rayzalution bands for a heartfelt tribute to the reggae superstar and political activist.
The Parkdale Food Bank
The Parkdale Community Food Bank is a grassroots organization, founded by volunteers in 2007 and serves 3,000 people each month. Located on King Street West in the heart of Parkdale, the philosophy reflects a strong commitment to a client-based model, where respect, inclusion and the dignity of their members is the first priority. The food bank uses a shopping system, as opposed to the more common hamper system to maximize selection and respect member’s various dietary needs. The Food Bank has only one employee and relies on 50 committed volunteers.With no direct funding from any level of government, The Parkdale Community Food Bank raises all of their funds independently and are dependent on donations from individuals and events like the annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute.
Lazo & Exodus
Lazarus J. Finn (aka Lazo) began his music career at 15 years of age with a band called Black Blood, whose very first album charted #2 and received extensive airplay in the Caribbean. Soon after immigrating to Canada, Lazo formed his own band, Unity, to showcase his original compositions. Upon relocating to Toronto, ON, he created Lazo Reggae in Toronto, and released the well-received recording, “Satisfaction Guaranteed.” Lazo subsequently produced two solo CDs, “Something Real” and “Impetus,” for RAS records in Washington, DC. He was the first Canadian artist signed to the label.
“Impetus” was such a strong effort that it was the first independent album to chart on Vancouver’s Z95.3 (Top 30). Lazo’s music video, “Crucial,” produced by Video Fact and RAS Records reached #3 on the charts in Guyana, South America. It also received extensive play on the Caribbean Satellite Network (CSN) and rotated heavily on Black Entertainment Television (BET) in America. Lazo’s 2010 release, “Passin Thru” (Y.T. Records) brings out the best in him. It is a true testament to his songwriting abilities, a must for industry and fans alike.
Lazo tours tirelessly throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. His list of international venues and festivals is ever-growing, such as Brazil’s Carnaval de Salvador, El Salvador, Argentina, and more. In 2010, he toured the United States and South America as a member of the world-renowned Wailers. The group was Bob Marley’s original backup band, featuring Aston “Family-Man” Barrett on bass, and the legendary Keith Sterling on keys. The South American leg of the tour included African Reggae Star, Alpha Blondie.
Additionally, Lazo fronts for Craig Martin’s Classic Albums Live: Bob Marley – Legend. He performed at venues such as Hard Rock Cafe, House of Blues, and many theatres across the US and Canada. Lazo’s band Exodus is an amazing tribute to Bob Marley. His spirited show to the famous reggae artist is a must-see.
Delivering cross-over vibes, refreshing vocal harmonies and powerful instrumental riddims, Reggaddiction is one of the top bands within the Canadian reggae scene. Single releases from the band’s highly anticipated upcoming Neil Young reggae tribute album have received stellar reviews and national airplay on CBC Radio. The band opened up for the legendary Sister Nancy in early 2019 and is currently planning an upcoming album tour.
Rayzalution (Ray-zuh-loo-shun) is an all-female reggae band from Toronto, Canada. Combining heavenly harmonies with exceptional musicianship and dynamic performances, this powerhouse of talented female musicians capture their audiences with their very first note. In November 2019, Rayzalution set out on a USA East-Coast tour with the queen of reggae Marcia Griffiths and veteran dancehall artist Lady G. During this tour, the band performed in multiple states alongside these iconic women. Despite the band being together for only three years, the band was fortunate to share the stage with multiple international reggae acts. The band is currently in the studio working on their first EP to be released in 2020. Rayzalution objective is to represent and showcase female musicians and to deliver reggae music expressing the love, peace, togetherness, and spirituality needed in our world today! Rayzalution is a force to be reckoned within the industry.
Saturday February 08, 2020
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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