“Skiffle Bunch may never win a
panorama... and never really
[be] appreciated for what they are...
if you’re talking about the six
best in Trinidad and Tobago we
are right there with them... and
if you’re talking about the
three best, baring panorama
music - no one can touch us”
- Junia Regrello - Management
TCL Skiffle Bunch
Do not let the name fool you - hailing from Trinidad and
Tobago TCL Skiffle Bunch is one of the
steel orchestras. And the audience of Gemonites’ Moods
of Pan 2008 held in Antigua found that out
Indeed, it is a Moods of Pan tradition to feature at least
one world-class steel orchestra every year.
Over the years
Talks has had the pleasure of covering TCL Skiffle Bunch on
various occasions, in
countries and varying circumstances. Each time
Skiffle gave commanding performances that left event attendees in admiration. Skiffle Bunch
represents the consummate professional steel orchestra on
and off the stage.
When Steel Talks was able to take in
performances by Skiffle Bunch on three separate occasions on
this 2008 Moods of Pan trip. Each occasion provided us
with an opportunity see the full flexibility and total music
versatility of the orchestra.
The group preformed as the opening act
to the ‘Five Alive’ competition and then again as the
closing act for the festival’s final night "Another Side of
Pan." Both performances were outstanding.
Sandwiched in between these presentations was a performance
for the Jolly Beach Resort that left many of the resort
patrons with jaws dropped by the level of musicality they were
Skiffle Bunch thrills
the audience at Moods of Pan
- Another Side of Pan
The closing night performance provided
an extra surprise as the calypso standout "Black Stalin"
joined Skiffle Bunch as they performed many of the icon’s
The orchestra’s crew is quite a young and fun
- a pleasure to watch while performing and enjoying themselves. No doubt Skiffle Bunch’s
name will be added the long list of great performances at
the festival over the years.
The group’s set included a varied
repertoire that covered material and musical genres that
were way beyond the age of this youthful steel orchestra.
Each song was delivered with amazing certainty while
simultaneously showcasing the full range of Skiffle’s
Finally, the key member of the group’s
management team, Mr. Junia Regrello, must be commended for having the foresight and
commitment to youth development. Skiffle Bunch’s
success over the years is directly related to the excellence, continuity
and vision that Mr. Regrello has provided throughout their
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