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The Melodians

The Melodians

The Melodians were a rocksteady band formed in the Greenwich Town area of Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, by Tony Brevett (born 1949, nephew of The Skatalites bassist, Lloyd Brevett), Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton. Renford Cogle assisted with writing and arranging material.Brent DoweOn the evening of 29 January 2006, after a rehearsal in preparation for a performance to take place the following weekend at the Jamaican Prime Minister’s residence, Brent Dowe suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 59. The remaining original members Tony Brevett and Trevor McNaughton continued touring in Europe and the U.S. backed by the Yellow Wall Dub Squad.Tony BrevettOn 25 October 2013 Tony Brevett died from cancer after being admitted to hospital in Miami in August.


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