Born in Jamaica, Junior Marvin moved to London as a child, where his love of both acting and music was nurtured. He appeared in the Beatles’ film “Help”,which was followed by a number of other television appearances. Meanwhile, Junior served his musical apprenticeship in America by playing with the likes of Blues Legend T-Bone Walker and Ike & Tina Turner. He quickly earned a reputation as an innovative and expressive blues/rock guitarist. Back in England he played with bands such as Herbie Goins & The Nighttimers, Blue Ace Unit and White Rabbit.
Junior was a member of the London Cast of the musical “Hair” and can be heard on the Original London Cast Recordings. He contributed to Albums by Gerry Lockran, Rebop Kwakau Baah, Remi Kabacka, Ricco Rodriguez, Fairport Convention, Sandy Deny and many others on the UK scene. Junior was also invited to join the Keef Hartley Band who were pioneers of the burgeoning British blues/rock scene. Junior made a significant contribution as a writer,singer and lead guitarist to their acclaimed “Seventy Second Brave” Album, and also appeared on the follow-up release, “Lancashire Hustler.”
In 2012 Junior Marvin was Endorsed by Paul Reed Smith Guitars & is proud to be part of the Paul Reed Smith Guitars Family as an official endorsed PRS Artist. Junior’s most recent solo albums include “Wailin For Love”, “Smoking’ To The Big M Music”, & “Lion To Zion Dub Wise” all available on iTunes, cdbaby & All Digital outlets Worldwide. Junior Marvin is set to release his new album “Unite the Time Is Right: Africa Is Calling You” on February 6th, 2016!
Junior Marvin’s Wailers is available for corporate events, private shows, milestone celebrations (birthday, anniversary), fundraisers, festivals, and more.