The more observant amongst you may well have noticed that the slogan for Pierless Music is ‘”From Hastings to the World”. This is meant to highlight our intention to help spread the good word about the amazing original music that comes from the Hastings area.
But sometimes that original local music is influenced and flavoured by the rhythms and sounds from across the world, hence the title of this post.
Two Hastings based bands whose music certainly echoes with the sounds of other continents are The Cajun Dawgs and The Moors.
Formed in 2007, The Cajun Dawgs may well come from the deep south of the UK but, as their name suggests, they play “a mix of Louisiana sounds from hard rocking swamp pop, Zydeco and traditional Cajun Music.”
It’s real authentic stuff too, as you can see from this video:
If you liked that, you can find out more about The Cajun Dawgs and even buy their album “New Dogs, Old Tricks” via their website at: http://www.cajunrockers.com
And if you fancy catching the band live, you’re in luck, as they play the Royal Standard in Hastings Old Town on Friday, 8th November.
Another Old Town band and one this time whose music comes from a different continent, or continents, are The Moors, who formed in 2008.
They describe their music as a “brew (that) includes Balkan music, klezmer, mediaeval Sephardic melodies, Cuban rhythms, jazz, blues, folk and rock music” That’s quite a combination isn’t it? But it all goes together nicely to make for a toe tapping experience.
To listen to the music of The Moors, to buy their self titled album and to find out more info about the band, go to their website: http://www.the-moors.com/
Here’s a taste of their music, along with some photo’s of the band:
I’ve had the pleasure of playing music by both The Cajun Dawgs and The Moors on local radio stations and I think it’s good to see local bands taking music from around the world and giving it a unique Hastings flavour.
Here’s hoping that other acts follow in their musical footsteps, or are already doing so.