The Reggulaters [Ska, 5 piece]
First visit to the legion for this band on sat night and I'm sure it won't be the last a proper quality band playing some old classic trojan reggae tunes I haven't heard in years a really enjoyable evening look forward to seeing them againTony b, Monday 21 October 2019
Fantastic night provided by Jeff and the boys a guarantee to get the place rocking with old time reggae.
Book them and you will want them back again.Terry Keeble, Monday 21 October 2019
Fantastic night every time we see them!! Keeping the ska alive and kicking. Cheers boys. ??Sunday 13 January 2019
A storming evening of laid back Skanking, left a warm glow suffusing the audience who had come to the Horns in Watford on a nippy January evening to enjoy the Reggulaters' repertoire of old school ska, reggae and rock-steady covers. Those who had arrived alone left at the end of the night feeling they had made new friends among the appreciative crowd of dancers who were kept on their toes all evening by the jazz infused Jamaican tunes played by the six piece band.
The repertoire embraced many of the greats of the genre, from artists like Desmond Dekker ('007', 'The Israelites', 'It Mek'), Jimmy Cliff ('Miss Jamaica', 'The Harder they Come', King of Kings'), Toots and the Maytalls ('Monkey Man', '54 56', 'Pressure Drop'), Prince Buster ('Take it Easy'. 'Rough Rider', 'She Loves You', 'Madness').
A warm, clear rounded sound was produced by a well organised rhythm section of drums, keyboards, bass and guitar, fronted by mellow vocals; and lead breaks from saxophone, lead guitar or keyboards lent a jazzy edge to the whole ska sound.
The audience lapped up the chance to join in with numbers such as '54 56','The Harder they Come', 'Wet Dream', and 'Enjoy Yourself' - which they certainly did. Some songs were given a laid back extended treatment - of particular note was a version of the Wailers' song, 'Simmer Down' which built up to boiling point, simmered down and blew off more steam for the finish.
The audience went home very happy, blood pressure dropped and I was left with the words 'Take it easy, Take it easy, No need to Worry' swimming round my head as a mind worm. Not a bad brain backdrop for the week.
StanzaloneThursday 23 January 2014
thanks for taking the time for writing such a great review for us im glad you enjoyed the night as much as we did and hope you make it to another soon cheers