Sometimes after a long week, you just need to hear that Everything’s Gonna Be Alright. The Wailers did just that, bringing a spirit of peace, harmony and their most legendary member Bob Marley to the 02 in a truly brilliant , but delayed, gig on Friday night.
Their relentless reggae bass could be felt right in the ribcage, and kept the eclectic crowd dancing - from seventy-year-old couples to seven-year-olds with mum. The high points were the classics from the Legends album, including an early I Shot the Sheriff, a soulful No Woman, No Cry, and a version of Jamming which brought the house down before an encore and some of their new tracks. There were romantic scenes aplenty, to Is This Love, too. All the members were mesmerising to watch on stage, dancing, dreadlock shaking and generally representing Marley in the way he would have wanted.