Forged out of a mutual love for classic reggae music, this 10 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, Sublime with Rome, The Bumping Uglies, Turkuaz, Lettuce, Barika, Double Tiger, Roots of Creation's Grateful Dub, Kevin Kinsella, and Root Shock.
The Medicinals current line up features members from these original acts: Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, RootsCollider, Mosaic Foundation, Subsoil, The Buddhahood, Personal Blend, Hybrid Beats, 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
Kris Kimmel - Percussion
Grant Atkins - Vocals & Percussion
Ethan Lyons - Tenor Saxophone & Vocals
Matt Ramerman - Percussion
Chuck Fries - Percussion
Brendon Caroselli - Percussion & Piano
Matt Goodwin - Keyboards
Mooney Faugh - Vocals
Foli Yao Augustine - Vocals
Eli Flynn - Guitar & Vocals
Mike Corey - Guitar
Alexander Fals - N'Goni
Dave Bernis - Guitar & Vocals