Formed in 1977 by the brothers Bailey (Donald, Leo & Rocky), the offspring of Jamaican immigrants to England, The Equators were discovered by Stiff Records’ President, David Robinson, performing with another Birmingham band, The Beat (which shared The Equators’ 20/21 Management team). Robinson, ecstatically impressed with the raw energy of their concert performance & the soulful innovation of their ska-pop-reggae sound, moved to sign the band to the famous Stiff Records label (home of Madness & Elvis Costello).
The Relationship with Stiff Records began with The Equators backing the Jamaican ska-reggae great, Desmond Dekker (“Israelites”, “007 Shanty Town”), on his Black and Dekker album.
The brothers Donald Bailey,Leo Bailey and Rocky Bailey are still prevalent songwriters and members of the band and we are looking to enhance our portfolio in Europe and the UK by performing at your venue.
Having toured the world twice ithe band disbanded but reformed in 2010 to bring sunshine ska and reggae back to there fans.