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Christopher, Richard, and Norman- the founding members of GULLIBANQUE entered the world of Reggae music on the North coast of Jamaica and made the group known by playing in places such as the Couples and Sandals Resort.
Paul Campbell, who is a famous Jamaican actor and also once a manager of Couples Resort in Ochos Rios, Jamaica, promoted the group GULLIBANQUE in Kingston, Jamaica in 1988.
In 1992, Merle Gayle, a well-known Jamaican singer, joined GULLIBANQUE. The group made their debut in Chicago by playing at places like the China Cub, Excalibur, Hilton Towers, Street Festival, The Wild Hare, Club Dread, Homewood Suites Corporate Party, Vic Theater, Park West, and more. In 1993, GULLIBANQUE opened for Third World and Dancehall's Mad Cobra at Cliff Livingston's Riviera nightclub.
At the 1992 Martin Reggae Music Awards, GULLIBANQUE won awards for Best Female Vocalist, Best Bass Player, and Best Band. Chicago's number one radio station, WGCI (107.5), played GULLIBANQUE's new hot single, "Feel The Need", and had an on-the-air interview with the band in 1993.
Since then, Christopher and Richard have been performing in the U.N.I. Band on a U.S. tour. They have also made special appearances at the Martin Annual International Reggae Music Awards, backing up artists such as: Tony Rebel, Frankie Paul, Everton Blender, and Calipso Rose, as well as Trevor Sparks and The Monster Shock Crew from Jamaica. Merle has aided in the success of the U.N.I. Band by singing backup for the lead singer, Zeleke.
GULLIBANQUE has established a distinguishable reputation that is international in scope. With the inspiration of the Honorable Robert Nesta (Bob) Marley, GULLIBANQUE continues to spread their musical talent in Chicago and around the country. Reggae fans hail GULLIBANQUE to be the hottest Reggae group in Chicago today.
Currently, Ainsley Grant, a former Jamaican DJ, is the Chief Executive Officer of GULLIBANQUE. He took on the group after watching the band's showcase at Wild Hare Reggae Club. The original music and performance inspired him to invest in GULLIBANQUE and take it to a higher level.