Forged out of a mutual love for classic reggae music, this 11 piece roots orchestra fronted my singer/songwriter Dylan Savage, of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, is now performing their deep original cuts and heavy tribute tracks all over NY state and beyond.
The act is a crew of friends from the ROC that get together and jam heavy riddums and kick irie vibes proper. Dave Bernis was an old mutual friend to all. For Dave, the band was a therapy and a natural medicine.
The Medicinals current line up features members from Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Mosaic Foundation, Personal Blend, The Level 7 Experience, RootsCollider, Hybrid Beats, Subsoil, Eli Flynn & the Everymen, and Electric Tie Die.
The Medicinals have had the honor of sharing the stage with such acts as: The Wailers, Turkuaz, Barika, Danielle Ponder & the Tomorrow People, Double Tiger, Roots of Creation, Kevin Kinsella's Bead & Bone, and Root Shock.
The Medicinals feature members from Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, RootsCollider, Hybrid Beats, Mosaic Foundation, Personal Blend, The Level 7 Experience, Eli Flynn & the Everymen, and Subsoil, including special guests from the Easy Star All-Stars, Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People, Root Shock and Nobles Vibes, just to name a few. The current act includes the following players:
Dylan Savage - Guitar & Vocals
William McKenna - Bass & Vocals
Shawn Drogan - Drums
Tony Gallicchio - Keyboards
Mike Corey - Guitar
Chuck Fries - Congas, Percussion
Grant Atkins - Vocals & Percussion
Luke Perry - Trombone & Vocals
Justin Lloyd - Trumpet & Percussion
Ethan Lyons - Tenor Saxophone & Vocals
Lucius Snowden - Keyboards
Matt Ramerman - Percussion
Matt Goodwin - Keyboards
Jessica Brown - Vocals
Deanne Elaine - Vocals
Ken Luk - Keyboards & Guitar
Dave Bernis - Guitar & Vocals