ABOUT MARTY DREAD

Marty Dread, known worldwide as Hawaii’s Reggae Ambassador, has produced 17 albums and earned four Hoku award nominations (Hawaii’s version of the Grammy’s) while maintaining a constant touring schedule for more than 22 years.


Marty has recorded original music and collaborations with Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Inner Circle, Michael McDonald, and many others. His energetic, crowd-pleasing live shows include tours and performances with Willie Nelson, Jimmy Cliff, Jason Myraz, Ziggy Marley, Dave Mathews, Shaggy, Jack Johnson, The Wailers, Bob Dylan, Damian Marley, Neil Young, Doobie Brothers, Inner Circle, Kenny Chesney, Steel Pulse, Los Lonely Boys, Midnite, Aswad, Pato Banton, Lucky Dube, The Itals, The Congos, Pablo Moses, Maxi Priest, Black Uhuru, Mad Professor, Tippa Irie, Don Carlos, Eek-a Mouse, Bambu Station, Dezarie, Sly & Robbie, and others.


In addition to public performances of his music - a combination of reggae, soul, blues, Hawaiian, country, acoustic and hip-hop dance beats - Marty Dread is also highly sought after for private events and celebrity weddings. He has bands on the Hawaiian islands of Maui and O'ahu, and in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Midwest USA, Brazil, and London, thus providing a unique flexibility to play from coast-to-coast and worldwide!


Marty Dread's repertoire includes beautiful acoustic melodies as a solo or duo for Ceremonies, Cocktail Hours, and Dinners - everything from traditional wedding music to current artist covers from Jack Johnson, Train, Keith Urban, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, and just about any other top artist. His versatile band can cover most hit singles, country songs, reggae tunes, island music, blues, soul, R&B, and jazz!


Marty also pairs with a number of talented female vocalists to bring an even larger range of versatility in terms the songs that can be covered, including songs by Katy Perry, Rhianna, Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Black-Eyed Peas, Brittany Spears, and others! The combination of talent, voices, energy, and stage presence can enhance any wedding or private event!

PERFORMANCE VENUES

Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA

 http://www.bacararesort.com


Fairmont, Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada

 http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs


San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA

 http://www.sanysidroranch.com


Firestone Winery  Los Olivos, CA

 http://www.firestonewine.com


Bella Collina, Orlando, FL 

 http://www.bellacollina.com


ReBar NYC, Brooklyn, NYC

 http://rebarnyc.com


Olowalu Plantation House, Maui

 http://www.olowaluplantationhouse.com


Moana Surfrider Hotel, Waikiki, O'ahu

 http://www.moana-surfrider.com


Hale Pu'unoa Estate, Lahaina, Maui

 http://www.hawaiianweddings.net


Haiku Mill, Maui

 http://www.haikumill.com


Sugarman Estate, Wailea, Maui

 http://www.honuakailani.com


Loulu Palm Estate, Haleiwa, O'ahu

 http://www.loulupalm.com


Ritz Carlton, Kapalua, Maui

 http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/KapaluaMaui/Default.htm


Ka'anapali Coffe Farm Estate, Lahaina, Maui

 http://www.adreamwedding.net


Mai Tai Lounge, Lahaina, Maui

 http://lahainamaitai.com


Hale Ohana O kekai, Kahuku,Oahu 

 http://www.villasofdistinction.com/villas/oahu/hale-ohana-kekai




        ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  1. 4 Hoku Award Nominations

  1. Received the Ghandi and Martin  Luther King Peace Hero Award

           DISCOGRAPHY

               SINGLES

1994 - Versatile Roots

1996 - Reggae for Love

1997 - Live

1999 - Reggae Suite

2000 - Keiki Reggae (Positive Sounds for

           the Youth)

2001 - On the Beach

2003 - The Hits 1993-2003

2004 - Marty Dread Meets Alika at Koloa

           Dub Lab

2005 - Live 2

2006 - Next Level

2007 - In Good Company

2008 - Still Playing Reggae

2010 - The Hits 2003-2010

2011 - It Sometimes Rains in Paradise

• “Wicked Wahine” -1993

• “What happened to peace on earth?”

   with Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson,

   Ben Harper, Michael MacDonald, and

   Pat Simmons - 2006

• “Take no part” with Willie Nelson and

   Sly and Robbie - 2006

• “Peaceful Solution” with Willie Nelson

   and Mad Professor - 2008

• “No ice in paradise” with Mad

   Professor - 2009

• “Auright” with Ten Feet - 2010

• “Stay HI” with The Throwdowns - 2011

• “Lend a hand to the farmers” with

   Willie Nelson - 2011

• “Have you ever seen the rain” with

   Inner Circle - 2012