Me & My Friends
Sun-drenched, soulful Afro-folk
Towering harmonies, unstoppably hip-shaking grooves, stunningly inventive cello and clarinet: somehow all come together seamlessly to make Me and My Friends’ unique blend of bouncy reggae and loveable afro grooves.
“Unusual instrumental forces create a sublime fusion that combines pastoral dreaminess with the heat of reggae, highlife and Afrobeat sounds” – Songlines Magazine
“A solid band with a great sound all of their own” – Bandcamp Weekly
“A life-affirming sound” – Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4.
“They’ve got joy written through them, like a stick of Blackpool rock!” – Alex Lester, BBC Radio 2.
Bound by their mutual love of the sun-drenched vintage sounds of afrobeat, highlife and roots-reggae the quintet effortlessly re-invent their influences around the delicate, evocative and instantly recogniseable voice and West African fingerstyle guitar of singer Nick Rasle.
The result is something fresh and unique, marrying the emotional vocal power of early jazz and delta blues with the rhythmic force of Ghana’s golden era and the great Reggae songwriters.
Having enthralled audiences across the UK with their whirlwind live show, Summer 2016 sees the release of the band’s second album on the internationally acclaimed Soundway Records.