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Carlos Jones and The Peace Love Unity Syndicate, (aka The PLUS Band) focus on the roots reggae sounds and uplifting positive messages of the pioneering bands of the 70s reggae era. They have been voted “best of” in their category nearly every year in the Scene Magazine and Free Times Music Awards, including being voted Best Live Act (overall) in Cleveland at the 2004 Scene Music Awards. In 2007, the group was awarded permanent "All Star" status, thus basically “retiring" their number, but that hasn't stopped them from being a perennial favorite. The PLUS Band maintains a hectic pace of gigging out at clubs, private events and festivals all year long - playing an average of 3 shows nearly every week. As a result, the band's soulful rhythms and heartfelt message have made it one of Cleveland's top draws for nearly 15 years. The band has two full length releases; 2004's Roots With Culture, and Leave A Trail, which was released in May of 2009. Some of Carlos’ music is also featured on the soundtrack of a film called North Starr, which premiered at The Sundance Film Festival. They just recently returned from a trip out to Ketchum, Idaho to perform at the annual Marley in the Mountains festival, opening for Mykal Rose, former lead singer of the Grammy Award winning, Black Uhuru. Their electric performance at that show won them many new fans across the country, and further confirmed their ability to hold their own with the best of them. The band also just performed several shows in Negril, Jamaica for the JamRock 2010 Adventure along with another popular Ohio group, Ekoostik Hookah. Many loyal Ohio fans tagged along for the party.
The PLUS Band's appearances at local clubs and larger venues such as House of Blues and Nelson Ledges Quarry Park keep them highly visible and have steadily increased their following among the younger and older generation alike.