Friday the 6th of April we had the final stage of the Benelux Reggae Contest 2012 with Fullanny & The Rootscontrolahz, Skarbone 14 and Sunrockers. All three bands had a great performance at the Muziekgieterij in Maastricht. Three very different bands, all three superb in their genre, all three winners. But of course only one could really win.
After a tough jury decision and a the final vote from the massive the Sunrockers band from Brussels became the winner in this years final, followed by Fullanny & The Rootscontrolahz and Skarbone in a 3rd Place.
About the Sunrockers
These musicians from Brussels met in 2000, while playing in a collective project named “Black Mystic Erotic”, based on improvisation and composed of 20 Belgian artists with a multiple musical background. Four of them(2003) shared together the passion for Reggae music and also for the classical three-vocal harmonies, which were often used by the Jamaican roots bands from the sixties and seventies (The Abyssinians, The Congos, The Gladiators, …). In 2006 the drummer left, but the fire never went out and two years and several compositions later, they started playing together again, integrating a new drummer into the band. Their music never stopped evolving and is also influenced by various other experiences that these guys came across in their musical careers, but always with a pure Roots Reggae base.
Read the full report of the night on Reggae.be