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John DeCarlo & Company / Press

"John DeCarlo & Company (read: his all-star line up) kicked off the night with a perfect mix of rocksteady covers and originals."

"When John’s group plays uptempo, I call it ska and when they slow it down a notch, I call it reggae. This is good music in both cases—rock steady covers and originals recorded live at T.T.’s March 1. The band, including bassist Mark Ferrante and saxman John Ferry, both from Bim Skala Bim, is killer. John also plays guitar and sings with local Marley tribute band, Duppy Conquerors. I really dig the Delroy Wilson cover of “Better Must Come” and “Guns of Brixton” by the Clash (!). Josh Cohen on sax and vocals, Mike Hartford on keys and Matt Sullivan on percussion and vocals have the vibe down just right and DeCarlo’s song, “Pull It Together,” is also red hot. Spark up a spliff and enjoy the music. Good stuff."