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Biography

The 'Rough Edge Quartet' offer an earthly sound with an edge. Their music is a special blend of swinging dub-dance, skanking reggae, jazz tipped funk, and afro-beat grooves.

The musical complexity comes from a range of influences across a global spectrum, providing a fresh and rootsy sound for the modern listener.

The 'Rough Edge' comes from the positive mix of genres creating soulful riffs and addictive rhythms. R.E.Q's rocksteady Drums and bass lay the foundation for the strong melodies of guitar, keyboards, and 4 piece background vocals.

The Rough Edge Quartet's live show is second to none, and gets people dancing from the word go, and thats the way they like it. There's always room for some improvisation to keep the spark fresh, and the boys have been playing together in bands for over 5 years now, so the roots are solid, and the grooves are tight.

Get your skankin shoes on!

R.E.Q are influenced and inspired by a massive range of wholesome worldly vibes, here are a refined few… Fela Kuti & sons, Tony Allen, Ernest Ranglin, The Police, The Gladiators, Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Monty Alexander, Dennis Brown, Herbie Hancock, The Skatalites, Led Zeppelin, John Scoffield, Thievery Corporation, Kruder and Dorfmesiter, Manu Chao, King Sunny Ade, Kanda Bongo Man, Ali Farka Toure, Steel Pulse, the omnipresent Sly & Robbie, Leftfield, Eek-a-Mouse, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and many more…

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