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The Melodians

The Melodians are a rocksteady band formed in the Greenwich Town area of KingstonJamaica, in 1963, by Tony Brevett (born 1949, nephew of The Skatalites bassistLloyd Brevett), Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton.Renford Cogle assisted with writing and arranging material.

Trevor McNaughton had the idea of putting a group together and contacted the then 14-year-old Tony Brevett, who had already had success in local talent shows. Brevett recruited his friend Brent Dowe and the group was formed, with Brevett taking on lead vocal duties. Bramwell Brown and Renford Cogle also had short stints in the group in its early days, and Cogle became one of the group’s main songwriters.

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