Forged out of a mutual love for classic reggae music, this 11 piece band, led by Dylan Savage of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, is now performing their roots sound all over NY state and beyond.

The band was formed in Rochester, NY through weekly jams that served as musical therapy for one of it’s founding members Dave Bernis. The Medicinals play in Dave’s memory.

The Medicinals have had the honor of sharing the stage with such acts as: Julian Marley, The Wailers (4x), Turkuaz, Lettuce, Barika, Double Tiger, Roots of Creation, Kevin Kinsella, and Root Shock.

The Medicinals current line up features members from these original acts: Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, RootsCollider, Mosaic Foundation, The Buddhahood, Personal Blend, Hybrid Beats, The Level 7 Experience and the Able Bodies.


The current act includes the following players:

Dylan Savage - Guitar & Vocals
William McKenna - Bass & Vocals
Shawn Drogan - Drums
Ken Luk - Guitar
Tony Gallicchio - Keyboards
Lucius Snowden - Keyboards
Luke Perry - Trombone & Vocals
Justin Lloyd - Trumpet & Percussion
Dan Merkey - Tenor Saxophone
Grant Atkins - Vocals & Percussion
Matt Ramerman - Percussion

Special Guests:

Ethan Lyons - Tenor Saxophone & Vocals
Kris Kimmel - Percussion
Chuck Fries - Percussion
Matt Goodwin - Keyboards
Foli Yao Augustine - Vocals
Jessica Brown - Vocals
Deanne Elaine - Vocals
Eli Flynn - Guitar & Vocals
Mike Corey - Guitar

In Spirit:

Dave Bernis - Guitar & Vocals