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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
NBC :: Two Bands to Watch: Becks Regan Duo, Caravan of Thieves
Two Bands to Watch: Becks Regan Duo, Caravan of Thieves
By JENNA HAGIST and KATHY MARKUSZKA
Updated 8:40 AM EDT, Fri, Sep 25, 2009
Summer’s over but the local music scene’s heating up for fall and we’re introducing you to a couple local bands we think you need to check out as you plan your weekends.
BECKS REGAN DUO: The Becks Regan Duo is fairly new to the local music scene but the two Enfield musicians are quickly making a name for themselves and the booking gigs quickly for the fall and winter.
Becks is Becky Schaefer, on vocals.
Regan is Chris Regan, on guitar.
He is also the lead guitarist for Fear Nuttin Band (FNB), a popular reggae style band out of Massachusetts, which recently played with Toots and Maytals as part of the Warped Tour.
Becks Regan Duo covers all sorts of artists, including Amy Winehouse, Otis Redding, Katy Perry and Michael Jackson.
“We try to encompass a song that everyone can move to,” Schaefer said. They’ve been playing locally all over Connecticut at places including Tailgators in Derby, The Stonewall Tavern in Storrs, and Murphy and Scarletti's in Farmington.
SEE THEM: They also have a big show coming up on Sept. 25 at the The Yarde House on Route 5 in Enfield. On Sept. 26, they are at the Southwick Inn in Southwick, Mass. Come check them out!
CARAVAN OF THIEVES: The Caravan of Thieves combines folk, with gypsy flare and jazz in a modern way, using instruments – like banjos and fiddles – that you might not expect a group of musicians in their 20s to master.
And, they’re making an impression on audiences throughout the country.
Ben Dean’s on the violin. Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni are singers and acoustic guitarists. Brian Anderson’s the double bassist.
This fancy foursome has a notable resume that consists of music available on iTunes, a new CD called “Bouquet” and a tour schedule that takes them all over the country.
SEE THEM: The Caravan Thieves will perform in Fairfield on Oct. 30 and 31 at the FTC on Stage One at 7:30 p.m.
So take a listen to some of their latest work. We can pretty much guarantee you’ll be impressed.
Follow the band on its Web site.
Who do you think we should profile? Send us an e-mail here with their name and their Web site address.