1) One taste of reggae is all it takes to get hooked or at least thats all it took for the members of One Night Band, a Montreal sextet that was initially supposed to be a one-event act. That was three years ago. Since then, the band has been on stage night after night, luring spectators out of their seats and onto the dance floor with its sizzling grooves. Striving to live up to its name, the One Night Band always performs as if each show were the last.
Since its beginnings (2003), the ensemble has toured extensively, seducing audiences with its infectious blend of reggae, ska, calypso and dub. Having given over a hundred performances throughout Quebec, in Ontario and the United States, One Night Band has been featured in various festivals (Pop Montreal, Rimouski Jazz Festival) and events in a number of cities, including Montreal, Toronto, New York, Buffalo, Ottawa, Quebec city, Trois-Rivieres and Chicoutimi. Gradually, the band is making a name for itself on Canadas music scene as the promoter of a somewhat overlooked culture.
One Night Band is a hardworking group that has built its reputation by adding its own flavor to Jamaican classics (Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, The Skatalites, Prince Buster, Ken Boothe, etc.), while yielding its own compositions. Highly accessible, the bands music is sure to satisfy anyone seeking to unwind and escape the monotony of the daily grind.
After having released two promotional albums, Session A (2004) and Session B (2005), the band is releasing its first full-length CD june 2006. Produced by Mitch Girio (King Apparatus, Lo and the Magnetics) and Lorraine Muller (The Kingpins, Lo and the Magnetics), the album will be supported by a North-American tour (Canada, United States), which will possibly extend to Europe. Theres no doubt about it: One Night Band is in for a very promising year!
2) Czech band from west Bohemia region, city of Cheb. It was established as the band for marriage party, but it has persited, developed and right now it becomes more and more popular. They’ve recently signed contract with UniversalMusic and on the 12th November their debut album named Bells In My Head has been relased. For more info go to their website, www.onenightband.cz (it is in Czech).
3) A young indie rock band from The Netherlands.