Anthem Band Bio


Come and vibe with the most harmonious sounds of this millennium. Anthem Band’s live shows rank with the best in the business. It’s a truly original sound that is creating a big wave. From roots to dance hall, Anthem can play it all and with their own diversity. This is truly a treat for all music lovers. Anthem has appeared with Sister Carol on the Conan O’Brien show & was Judy Mowatt’s backing band. Anthem has toured Korea, Japan, Guam, Hawaii, Bermuda, Canada, St. Croix, etc. Anthem has also performed on shows with Third World, Yellow man, Jimmy Cliff, Big Mountain, The Wailers, Burning Spear, Black Uhuru, The Neville Bros, The Temptations, Freddy Jackson, George Benson, The Isley Brothers, Maxi Priest, Buju Banton, Capleton, John Holt, Ken Booth, Dennis Brown, Super Cat, Gyptian and many more.

The band is led by its founder and talented songwriter, Courtney “Coozie” Mellers. Coozie has played Bass, Rhythm guitar, Piano and produced songs on albums for some of the founders of Reggae music such as Lee Scratch Perry, Sugar Minott, Horace Andy, Max Romeo, & Denroy Morgan to Name a few.

Charles Mellers is Anthems drummer and pulse of the band. He’s a founding member and the heart beat to the steady Reggae music played by Anthem. He’s played drums for the U.S. army and backed some of Jamaica’s top artists.


Carey Mellers (nephew of Coozie) brought his considerable talents on vocals, guitar, bass and piano to Anthem upon leaving High School and has helped to write and produce many of Anthem’s popular tunes. Carey was one of the semi finalists on MTV and Puff Daddy’s “Making of the Band”. He has a song on the Showtime series “Soul food and “The young and the restless”.


Sherwin Perryman is on keyboards. He’s one of New York’s finest musicians and has toured the world with established artists. His production skills adds to the incredible original music coming out of the Anthem stable.


Rob Ellington has been performing since the age of 11. He won an amateur contest at the Apollo Theatre and toured with Blue Magic and others. Rob completes the quintet as the band’s lead singer. He is “Mr. Excitement”, full of energy and performing talent to make Anthems stage show a complete experience and not just another stage show.


Joel Chan is the newest member on bass. Creative and energetic, adding magic to the line up with not only his playing but outstanding vocals. His style is Reggae, Soca, Gospel, and Jazz which adds to the diversity of music that can be played by Anthem.





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