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    Default Ky-Mani Marley Reviews

    I haven't read any reviews of how he was as opener for VH.

    Was the weed better during his set?
    I like some reggae, is he good worth arriving early for or should I stay in the parking lot and drink the cheaper beer?
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    The first show I stayed in the parking lot for the cheap beer and good times. The second show I went in and caught the last two songs of his set. He closed with I shot the sheriff it was ok. Can’t say about the weed I gave that stuff up, but the beer was good.

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    I heard he opens and closes with a tune by his Dad.....
    I would reccommend having a big fatty right before he goes on,
    and go catch his set, with an open mind.

    You just might have a great time!

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    I really wonder WHY he was booked before Halen... I find it hard to believe that NO ONE else wanted that spot!!
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    who picks the opening act? Here is a bit more about him from a recent billboard.com article?

    Marley Undaunted By Van Halen Opening Slot

    September 14, 2007, 10:15 AM ET

    Wes Orshoski, N.Y.

    The throngs of rock-loving Van Halen fans who show up early to the band's long-anticipated reunion tour this fall will be greeted with an unlikely opening act in reggae royalty Ky-Mani Marley. But those expecting to hear copycat versions of his father's "One Love" or "Exodus" are in for a surprise, he says.

    With a seven-piece band in tow, Marley -- the 31-year-old son of the iconic Bob and one-time table tennis champion Anita Belnavis -- will be performing tracks from his forthcoming "Radio" disc," which he says is not a reggae album.

    "It's really edgy, really urban. It's not reggae," he tells Billboard.com. "I don't want to call it hip-hop, and it's not R&B. I like to call it 'Ky-Mani.' I think I've created my own sound now, where you can identify me from everything else. I don't like to stick to one genre. And that's the reason I call it 'Radio,' because the radio is where all genres of music meet."

    In fact, it was through America radio, and the music played by his mom, that he was exposed to music of Van Halen as a child. Born in Falmouth, Jamaica, he moved to Miami in the early 1980s, where he grew up listening primarily to rock and pop music.

    "In Jamaica, we only had one radio station, so when I came to America, my mom bought me a boom box, and I switched it onto the first channel I heard and left it there, thinking that's all there was,” he says. “It ended up being Y100. So in my early years, I'm listening to 'Love in an Elevator,' Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi. My favorite record growing up was George Michael’s 'One More Try.'"

    To be released Sept. 25 by the New York-based Vox Music Group, "Radio" is Marley's fourth disc, and the follow-up to 2001's Grammy-nominated "Many More Roads." It features appearances by Mya, Young Buck and rising Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin.

    "It has an edgy feel to it," says Marley, who co-produced with Jason "J-Vibe" Famer, Ky Miller and Red Spyda. "It touches on a little bit of everything. You have the party song, the song that's a little more serious, the love songs for the ladies and the songs that touch the soul."

    Marley, who also made strides as an actor in recent years, says he's not worried about the classic-rock audience he'll face on tour with Van Halen. "I'm not nervous because I'm not going there to play reggae,” he says.” I have music for everybody. There's definitely going to be some people surprised, I promise you. Of course, everybody's not going to like it, but everybody can't hate it. So my thing is, if I can capture one fan, then I've done my job."


    Sounds kind of intriguing, actually - as long as it doesn't veer too much towards any kind of rapping. Be interested to see some honest reviews.

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    I believe that was always the way during the Roth Era. Pick an opening act that's so off the wall that people will be dying for the major VH moment.

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    Yeah. With all due respect to Marley - haven't heard any Kaymani - VH have
    always had suck openers. After the Fire opened in '84. Don't even remember
    who opened on DD. Woulda been cool to make an interesting bill, but VH
    was always enough.

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    I thought Kymani Marley was pretty good at the Charlotte show. I expected it to be all reggae, but his band was actually decent. He thanked Dave for allowing his band to tour with VH. It's a lot better than some wanna-be 80s band (remember Silvertide on the '04 tour?)

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    I thought Autograph opened in 1984?
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    Not many Americans know that "Ky-Mani" is actually Jamaican for "get the hell off the stage".

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    Either way, I think they should have gotten a band that would get the party going so that VH would come in and tear shit up!!!

    Like the ZZ Top show I checked out in back in July... Stray cats and the Pretenders opened up! Great line up to get the crowd ready for tha main act...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Cactus View Post
    I thought Autograph opened in 1984?
    Not in the SE. Dunno bout elsewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistere View Post
    Yeah. With all due respect to Marley - haven't heard any Kaymani - VH have
    always had suck openers. After the Fire opened in '84. Don't even remember
    who opened on DD. Woulda been cool to make an interesting bill, but VH
    was always enough.
    After The Fire opened for a good number of shows in `82 . Autograph opened for a good number of shows in `84 then when they left the tour The Velcros took over. When I saw VH in `80 Talas(w/Billy Sheehan)opened the show and they rocked.

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    Not many Americans know that "Ky-Mani" is actually Jamaican for "get the hell off the stage".
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