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January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10
A moto performance features new Soca music from Trinidad, traditional roots reggae and creative interpretations of rock, R&B and soul music with elements of jazz, salsa and afrobeat. With our collective years of experience playing all types of music, what comes out is always new and unique. We may start with “Differentology”, a jungle beat by Bunjy Garlin, one of Trinidads new pioneers of Soca, then segue into Dolla Wine, a pure traditional Soca with a relentless uptempo dance groove and shout along hooks. Then bring it down to a slow pulsing version of Night Nurse by Gregory Isaacs. Standards like “The Harder They Come”, “Stir It Up” and “Hot, Hot, Hot” are mixed in with surprises like our take on “When Doves Cry” from Prince. And we feature songs by Machel Montano. This new artist combines traditional Soca feels with an new electric style creating irresistible dance grooves.
Trinidad native, Roger Lum You, on vocals and keys, has performed with Soca and Reggae groups in Florida before making Connecticut his home base.
Originally from Montreal Canada, Brian Dring on keyboards is a veteran of the CT band scene having played a variety of music including R&B, Latin, Jazz and Reggae. Brian currently host a world music program on WCNI 90.9 FM.
Dave LaPorte, Bass Guitar, has worked professionally for 15 years around New England in a variety of groups playing Jazz, Latin, Rock, Soul, Ska and Reggae.
Salvatore d’Alessandro on guitar has played professionally on the Connecticut music scene for 30 years from weddings to variety and Broadway shows; jazz, funk, reggae and disco. Sal holds a masters degrees from Wesleyan University specializing in guitar and African-American music.
Paul Bozzi’s energetic , world influenced percussion grooves have fueled Connecticut favorites, The Bus, The Michael Cleary Band and The Dramatix for the past 3 decades.