Duppy Conquerors
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Duppy Conquerors

Arlington, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
Band World Reggae




"The Duppy Conquerors"

“From the start of the night to the finish, well past midnight, the Duppy Conquerors put on and keep up a lively show. Though they play for hours, churning out songs one after the other, they never look or sound tired. In fact, as time passes and we all move further and further down the setlist, it seems like the band becomes more energized instead of less. The Duppy Conquerors are an impassioned bunch of people who pour their heart and soul into their music and their performances.” - Over the Counter Culture

"One Love Two Bands"

“This coming Friday night, Arts at the Armory patrons can expect an unforgettable experience. The Duppy Conquerors, an accomplished Bob Marley tribute band and local favorite, will share the stage with Dub Apocalypse for a night that is likely to leave any music lover wanting more.” - Somerville News

"Amandla Festival"

“The Amandla Festival of Unity was a world music festival held at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 21, 1979. The goals of the concert were to support and celebrate the liberation of Southern Africa as well as the on-going efforts of people in Boston to end racism in their families, schools, workplaces and communities.” - Wickedlocal

"Bob Marley gets a Boston accent"

Bob Marley’s “Kaya” album is perhaps his most misunderstood record, one written off as inferior to its predecessor “Exodus” and lacking in the militant commentary that would resume on “Survival.” - Boston.com

"Marley Mondays"

Somerville News reviews Duppy Conquerors residency at the Precinct Somerville, MA. - Somerville News

"Relive the Music Legend That Is Bob Marley"

Hey reggae fans!!! In the mood for some good ole’ Bob Marley? And who wouldn’t be from time to time? Well now you can satisfy your craving each and every Monday night at Sally Obrien’s Bar and Grill in Somerville with the likes of the Duppy Conquerors. This amazing band, consisting of some of Boston’s premier reggae artists, devotes its entire repertoire to honoring Marley and his great reggae legacy. - World Music Boston

"Duppy Conquerors!!!!"

EVERY MONDAY 10 pm Sally Obriens http://www.sallyobriensbar.com/ - Patch


Still working on that hot first release.



Bob Marley tribute band the Duppy Conquerors consist of some of Boston’s best Reggae musicians and were recently
nominated for a Boston Music Award.  They are not a "Tribute Band" trying to look and dress like Bob Marley and the Wailers.  They are musicians that respect the "sound and spirit" of Bob Marley and the Wailers.  With nearly 3/4 of his repertoire under their belts they are the quintessential Bob Marley tribute and by the way... The Wailers first performance in the United States was in 1973 at Paul's Mall in Boston.  CLICK HERE to read a preview.

The Duppy Conquerors had the pleasure of performing Marley's album, originally released on the Island Records (Tuff Gong/Universal) label, entitled "Kaya" in it's entirety on it's re-release date April 23, 2013 at Redstar Union in Cambridge MA.  They shared the night with music journalist Steve Morse who wrote the liner notes for the re-release.  Steve consulted Duppy Conquerors sax player Jeff Robinson as he prepared and researched and quoted Jeff in the liner notes. At Redstar Union Steve spoke of his interviews of Bob Marley and the Duppy Conquerors performed the entire "Kaya" album and portions of the show was streamed live on BobMarley.com and the Boston Globe wrote a preview about the performance.

Collectively the Duppy Conquerors have performed or shared the stage with; The Wailers, Ziggy Marley, The Skatalites, Jackie Mitto, U-Roy, Black Uhuru, Mikey Dread, Sugar Minott, Sly & Robbie, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Yellowman, Eek-A-Mouse, Steel Pulse, Toots & The Maytals, Roland Alphonso, Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, Lloyd Knibb, Laurel Aitken,Lord Tanamo, Gil Scott Heron, Olatunji, Richie Havens, and many more!

Named after Bob Marley’s hit song entitled “Duppy Conqueror.”  The term means “Killer of Bad Spirits” and that they are!  The Duppy Conquerors will Lively Up Yourself, Jammin’ Bob Marley’s music!

"The Duppy Conquerors are the best Bob Marley tribute I have ever heard!" - Shelley Neill, organizer of the legendary Amandla Festival that Bob Marley and the Wailer's headlined

“Bob Marley was about Spirit. His music touched many souls. It’s great to see the Duppy Conquerors capture that spirit and make it live anew. They play his songs with a beautiful conviction and love.” Steve Morse, Boston Globe Correspondent

“The crowd, equally as diverse as the band itself, enjoyed the music, dancing until the early hours of the morning and letting go of themselves to the immortal melodies of Bob Marley. After the spot-on rendition of Bob Marley’ s (album) Exodus, the band played a mixed set including hits like “ Is this Love,” “ Could you be Loved,” and “ No Woman No Cry.” Mixed in with the hits, the band played rarities like “Hammer” an electrifying rendition of “Simmer Down” that brought the entire audience to their feet, and the classic first recording of Bob Marley’ s repertoire “One Cup of Coffee.”” – Jeremy F. van der Heiden – Read the entire article in  The Somerville New

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