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The Caroloregians in Cardiff

The Caroloregians in Cardiff

The Caroloregians in Cardiff

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The band was on UK tour this month.

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Monday night (5th March) saw funky Belgium reggae band The Caroloregians grace The Globe, Cardiff as part of their rare UK tour. I hit the venue early to be sure to get a good spot. As I enter the newly refurbished venue expecting to wade my way through fellow reggae fans, I am greeted by an almost empty room. The lack of crowd is dissapointing, but the music is good so I make myself at home for what would appear to be a rather intimate gig.

The Caroloregians in Cardiff

The band are greeted warmly as they arrive on stage and begin their set, unphased by the lack of attendance. To describe the exact musical stylings of this band is a tough one but I think the poster pretty much nails it with 'deep fried funk-dipped reggae' and 'Meters meet The Upsetters'. This reggae band are seriously funky with a southern flavour, heavily led by drums and organ. The Caroloregians are predominantly an instrumental band, which is interesting as the live vocals sound great, but yet they manage to keep the crowd engaged and moving throughout the whole set. They treated us to number of tracks off their new album 'Fat is Back' along with their own musical renditions of reggae classics such as Monkey Man. The band finsh their set but the the audience are left wanting more. The band return to the stage to do a cheeky cover of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band's Express Yourself.

If I had to use three words to describe this show 'Funky Reggae Party' would definately spring to mind and I can't help but feel that the rest of Cardiff really missed out. I definately hope to catch these guys again and I advise you to do the same...You won't be disappointed!

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Posted by Marc on 03.12.2012
Long live The Caroloregians...

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