"Don't bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality, yeah!"
-Bob Marley, "Wake Up & Live"
Denver guitarist and vocalist Dave Halchak decided to put together a group of musicians to celebrate the music of Bob Marley, and pay tribute to the songs by creating some exciting jams, and throwing one fine party. The result was a show in February of 2013 on Marley's Birthday. The chemistry of this newfound group in rehearsal plus the success of the show inspired this new concept for a tribute band: Wake Up & Live.
Wake Up & Live pushes the boundaries of your normal "tribute" band by taking the music of Bob Marley into uncharted improvisational moments. This and the stellar arrangements create a unique and powerful twist on the Marley catalog. The Denver based band has and continues to make their mark on the premier stages of Colorado and beyond as they spread the love and positive message of Bob Marley’s music.