One of Bob Marley’s many musical sons, the UK-born Julian Marley first established himself as a roots reggae performer in his own right in the mid-90s, as well as being a major session guy on Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation album. He and brothers Damian and Stephen also run the Ghetto Youths Foundation charity for the underprivileged, among Julian’s various other philanthropic ventures. Talking of charity, he’s gifted Wales with two dates on his UK tour and was kind enough to answer our trademark TTMM set of questions.
What’s the most recent film you’ve watched that made you cry?
I don’t cry at movies – they are just movies…
Which celebrity (alive or dead) would you be too nervous to meet?
What’s the last thing you wrote in your notes app (or wherever you keep notes to yourself)?
I only write lyrics, I don’t write notes.
Which TV show is your guiltiest pleasure?
What’s the last meal you’d request on the final night of I’m A Celebrity?
Ital soup – a Rastafarian vegan soup.
What song would you play to an alien who’d never heard human music before?
Trenchtown Rock by my father, Bob Marley. The first line of the song is, “One good thing about music / When it hits you, you feel no pain”.
What was the last outfit you wore that made you feel great?
Denim, denim, denim…
If you could go back in time, which decade would you choose and why?
The 1960s – when reggae was conceived and individual freedom was the order of the day.
What’s your pettiest pet peeve?
I don’t have pets, I only have friends who happen to be animals.
What’s your favourite and least favourite recurring dream?
The one about Babylon falling…
Julian Marley & The Uprising Band, The Neon, Newport, Fri 20 Oct; The Queens Hall, Narberth, Sat 21