One of Cayman’s most established bands is Regeneration Band, which can play everything from Motown and soul, funk and disco through to country, soca, reggae and more.
Responsible for this great sound are Allan “Bunny” Myles (guitar), Lannie Brown (keyboards), Raphael Matheson (bass guitar), Kadian Saunders (drums), and on vocals, Edlin Myles, Fabian Findlay, Verlene Wallace, Ivor Jones and Dellon Myles.
The band was started by Bunny Myles way back in the days when the kitchen band ruled, when stand-up bass was a bath pan and kitchen grate and the calabash held key notes. The drum was goatskin that had to be wet and stretched for each play.
Bunny had a single, Standing On The Shore, which topped the charts for three months in Jamaica during the reign of JBC and RJR, the two radio stations then. To date the band has recorded two albums: one live at Royal Palms in 1975, titled Live In The Le Jardin Lounge. Regeneration Band in its many forms has backed Percy Sledge, Charley Pride and Ken Boothe, to name a few. The band says it is still cracking and ready to back any of today’s artists or perform at clubs and weddings.
They shared the stage with Third World at that memorable Musaic Festival, 3rd July, 2009. They are a regularly billed at most of Cayman’s annual music festivals such as Cayfest, Pirates Week, Jazz Fest and local hot spots such as Camana Bay Live on The Paseo, Tiki Beach, and Mango Tree.
You can catch the band at 7pm live on the paseo at Camana Bay on Friday, 5 October. Lannie Brown says that memorable moments include Bunny winning a lifetime award at Musaic, 2009; performances at Jazz Fest 2009, Haiti Benefit 2010, Third World in 2010 and playing with Freddie McGregor in 2009.
Following their Live on the Paseo gig you can catch the group at The Cotton Club and Enigma Nightclub during November and December with exact dates to be announced.
And, according to Lannie: “The rest of the year will be spent in the studio to record upcoming album to be released early 2013. Album will be a mixture or R&B, Soca, Reggae and Pop Rock.”
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