Masquerade are a group of London based musicians who got together with the common aim of promoting Caribbean music.
The band consists of a rock steady backline of Drums, Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar and Keyboards together with steel pans which blend to give Masquerade its distinctive sound; and a superb vocalist who cite calypso giants such as the Mighty Sparrow, Lord Kitchener and Baron; soul masters such as Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder as his main influences.
There’s no doubt that the past few years have seen an increased interest in Caribbean music. SOCA – the national music of Trinidad and REGGAE – the national music of Jamaica.Masquerade’s line-up of musicians from all over the English speaking Caribbean gives this band’s music a unique interpretation.
Authentic yet original and rhythmic phrasing, the dominant sound of the steel pan, the heavy bass drum and the wicked lines of the bass guitar puts them right at the forefront of Europe’s Caribbean music scene.
I shot the sheriff – Bob Marley
What’s going on – Marvin Gaye
Another Star – Stevie Wonder
The Ghetto – George Benson
Palisa – Merengue
Sabor a Mi – Alvaro Carrillo
Pan Night and Day – Lord Kitchener
Sugar Bum Bum – Lord Kitchener
Waiting in vain – Bob Marley
Melosian Rhapsody – Baron
Take Five – Dave Brubeck
Africa – Rico Rodriguez
It had better be tonight – Henri Mancini
Funky Nassau -The Beginning of the End
Tristeza – Luiz Bonfa
Nani Wine – Crazy