Marcia Griffiths is the Queen of reggae music. In 2014 she had many successful shows internationally it being her 30th anniversary as an artist in the music business. Her latest album Marcia and Friends, featuring nearly forty songs with her and other top artists, straightaway hit the billboard charts. As one of the original I – Three’s – the background vocalists for the legendary Bob Marley – Marcia helps to keep the spirit of Bob Marley alive. She is a direct link to the prophetical, proverbial king of Reggae – Bob Marley. In her shows she always covers some of his hit songs with class and sincerity and the spirit of Bob Marley is rekindled. The I-Threes, Bob Marley’s three little birds, were the most influential female singing group in the history of Jamaican music. A trio featuring Marcia Griffiths, Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt, the I-Threes provided the rich harmonies for Bob Marley’s performances and recordings from 1974 until his passing ten years later.
Marcia Griffiths was already well known when the I-Threes came together. From her duet recordings with Bob Andy, including Young, Gifted and Black, Marcia Griffiths already had international recognition. During the recording, Marcia asked Judy to sing a harmony on Young, Gifted and Black, which later went to number two on the British charts. After that Marcia invited the Rita and Judy to sing harmony with her on a show she had at the House of Chen in New Kingston, Jamaica. This show was where the I-Threes vocal group was born. Shortly thereafter, after the departure of Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston from the Wailers, Bob asked the I-Threes to sing on his recording, Jah Live. After that historical recording, the I-Threes continued to record the entire Natty Dread album. For the next ten years the I-Threes did all the tours with Bob Marley and sang on all of his albums. The only Bob Marley album they didn’t sing harmony on was Catch a Fire.
Since Marley’s passing, Marcia has been working hard and consistently as a solo artist touring the world. August 2011 the I Threes did two major performances in San Diego and Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood Bowl. People came from near and far to see the I-Threes performing together again. After these shows Marcia toured North America and headlined the Northwest World Music Festival in Eugene OR. On the annual U.S. Sunsplash Tours with Tony Johnson, Marcia used to do the tour every year. Marcia Griffiths is a rare example of what true quality reggae music embodies.
Marcia’s Love is Automatic single with Busy Signal was number one on the England and European charts. Another of her big current songs that gets a lot of radio airplay is What Goes Up, Must Come Down which is a combination with Marcia and Queen Ifrica. Marcia Griffith’s latest CD, Marcia and Friends features combinations with singers such as Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Bunny Rugs, Daville, Freddie McGregor, Toots Hibbert, Barrington Levy, Diana King, Richie Stevens, Etana, Bob Andy and John Holt, amongst others. For DJ’s on Marcia and Friends, there are combinations with Gentleman, Damian Marley, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and U Roy.
Marcia Griffiths is a special treat, bringing us inspired reggae music, backed by excellent background vocalists. She puts on a classic show, lively, inspired and uplifting.
Contact: Peter Wardle, Kings Music International
(510) 326-8445 or email