Wow so much has happened in the last few months. The beginning of November hit us hard with the passing of our lifelong friend and bass player Bobby MacAllister who was taken from us too soon. Unbeknown to him bob had a hereditary heart problem that claimed his life and left a huge hole in our lives.
His funeral was a testimonial to how a man should be remembered. Nothing but praise and finely stated tributes from a community that bob lived in. We requsted the attendees “wear something blue for Bob” in honour of his love for Birmingham City and everybody bar none fulfilled their part. Many many people couldn’t fit in to the church service but stayed and paid tribute in a way I’ve not seen before. The most special part of the day was meeting some of the pupils from Lordswood Boys School who although had now left felt duty bound to come and say bye to Bob and shared stories with us about experiences with him and told of the positive impact on their lives bob had made. Respect was a word which repeatedly came up and made us feel so proud that the ability to transcend age, race, culture and life itself was all natural to bob and his willingness to persevere in troubled situations came through and resonated with his pupils so vividly.
It was great to be a part of his life and death we will miss our friend forever but his spirit shall remain as a guiding light to all who knew him.” Take a bow and step into the light it’s your time to shine again” Love and much respect. Jah Love.
8 May 1964 – 2 November 2016
OK so a few people have asked us to post dates for upcoming gigs. So here’s a few to start with.
Oct 1st The River Rooms Stourbridge
Oct 15th Akamba Shirley
Dec 16th Akamba Shirley
Dec 26th Con Club Chelmsley Wood
Dec 31st Akamba
New dates are coming in all the time so we’ll update as things change. The dates above are confirmed bookings please contact the venues for prices tickets etc. The band are not holding ANY tickets for these events.
Great night on Saturday with our first appearance at Akamba. A lively crowd in great voice and some real movers and shakers out there who hopefully enjoyed the occasion as much as we did. Plenty of crowd participation and positive feedback from people wanting to know more about the band when we’re back there. It’s all in the hands of the venue but hopefully we’ll get a call for a retuning date soon!!
Come and enjoy a great night of Caribbean food and live music with The One Love Band playing all the reggae hits by Bob Marley, John Holt, UB40 & many many more!!
The One Love Band are back at the Oast House in Redditch. Amazing venue built to cater for live entertainment and the crowd were awesome. This time were bringing a guest vocalist ‘Jay ‘Bruno Mars’ Fenton’ what a voice. So don’t miss out on this night of pure entertainment ‘One Love’.
Once again the one love band are back at the yardley arms to play some sweet reggae music so lets make this night the best yet, There will be several guest appearances and Errol B will be keeping us on the dance floor until midnight.
Check out the videos on theoneloveband.me website with our good friend and 6th band member Andre Louis from London. Once again we had an excellent night down at Blanco’s Hotel in Port Talbot, Wales. We have been playing this venue now for several years and it is a pleasure for us to have the extremely talented Andre Louis on keyboards. Awesooooome!!!!!!!!!