The Cajun Roosters
- Chris,Hazel,Michael,David and Antoine (accordion,guitar,bass,fiddle, drums)
- label:Whoopee Records
- gender:male, female
- instrumentation:vocal, percussion, string, guitar
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The CAJUN ROOSTERS are a multi-talented and multi-award winning truly International band, bringing together some of the finest and most experienced Cajun and Zydeco musicians in Europe. With a reputation as one of the most authentic Cajun and Zydeco bands around they are at the forefront of the scene, earning them headline festival appearances in Germany, France, Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium and Italy.
Equally at home playing at festivals - covering blues, Americana, jazz, folk, roots and World, as well as Cajun/Zydeco festivals of course - and clubs, arts centres, theatres and dancehalls, they enjoy an unmatched ability to appeal to a broad cross section of audiences. Their repertoire of not just Cajun and Zydeco but also Swamp Blues, Louisiana Rock ‘n Roll, Creole and New Orleans beats, versatilty and crowd pleasing style has made them one of the most popular headline bands on the summer outdoor stage circuit, winning over huge audiences, from the city squares and plazas of Europe to as far afield as Sawahlunto International Musicfestival in Indonesia!
The band were formed when Chris Hall, multi award winning and legendary accordion player, from England, joined forces with former members of The Cajun Pioneers. Using his considerable experience and knowledge of the music Chris honed the band into a tighter, leaner and more authentic machine, generating a groove that is second to none outside Louisiana. His driving input and motivation was invaluable in generating the best band of this genre, powering their meteoric rise to a position where they are now the first choice for programmers seeking a band to energise audiences and relate to crowds of all sizes.
Their new album 'Hell Yeah !' showcases the new multi-talented line-up for the first time. Released in October 2013 it immediately hit the zeitgeist, leading to the 2014 Prix d’Hors award from the Cajun French Music Association marking the first time a non-American band has won in that category.