Written by Lauren Rosier
Once you hear his name, you can’t help but think of his grandfather, Bob Marley; however, Skip Marley is his own musician, his own person, and he’s ready to tell his story. Tonight, Skip will be gracing the stage at The Foundry in Philadelphia.
As we all know, he grew up in a musical family, in Jamaica. In an email interview we conducted, he confirmed, “Yes, I grew up in a very musical family, so it was always present from my earliest memories. It must have had a major impact on my life because I chose a musical path too.”
That musical path is a famous one in their family including Damien Marley, Ziggy Marley, Skip Marley, and of course, Bob Marley. Growing up in such a musical family and knowing you have such big shoes to fill can kind of be intimidating. But Skip nonchalantly explained, “Some people who knew him well think of my grandfather when they hear my first name! Bob Marley is an icon, so I’m humbled to walk in his footsteps and bear his name. I’m blessed to grow from such loving and musical roots.”
Skip‘s music doesn’t have a name, but he aims to create it with positivity. “For a song to be successful, the vibe has to be there. The song has to connect with the singer, and the singer has to connect with instruments, and the producer has to connect with the whole arrangement. That type of vibe usually translates to a connection with the audience,” he detailed.
For the remainder of 2022, Skip will be busy. He and his team just left for the Change tour, there is a brand new single and music video in the works, and they’re putting finishing touches on his debut album. It sounds like he will have a full year! He’s working on a lot of new music, so fans can expect a lot of new music.
What’s most exciting for Skip, is that this is really his first headlining tour, so he’s really looking forward to each new experience and every new opportunity to bring the full stage show to the people.
IF YOU GO
Who: Skip Marley
When: Tonight, Wednesday, March 30
Where: The Foundry at the Fillmore, Philadelphia
Time: Doors @ 7 PM; Show @ 8 PM
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