"Widely regarded as the most authentic and exciting Cajun band in the country" The Observer
"A Cajun equivalent to the Beatles at the Cavern." The Daily Telegraph
"They should hand it out free at hospitals, bedsits and Leonard Cohen concerts" Mojo
Formed 26 years ago R. Cajun are Britain's most widely known Cajun band. They have played a major part in creating the interest in Cajun music in this country and are commonly acknowledged as the pioneering force which has inspired many other bands to make this exciting music. R.Cajun can rightfully claim to be our key link with Louisiana and the band at the forefront of the Cajun and Zydeco scene.
Since the early 1980's the band have built up the enviable reputation of being not only, Britain's number one Cajun band, but also a major draw by any standards. They have played clubs, dancehalls, colleges, theatres, festivals and outdoor stages throughout this country and abroad, made numerous radio and T.V. appearances, recorded seven albums, and introduced countless thousands to the dance music of the Louisiana bayous.
To achieve their authentic and rich sound the band combines some of the best Cajun musicians in the country with the traditional line up of accordion, fiddle, guitar, and triangle supported by bass and drums. This six piece line up gives them their big dancehall sound and allows them to produce not just some of the best Cajun music you will hear this side of Lafayette but also some of the finest Zydeco, Swamp Pop and Louisiana Blues too. They also write their own songs which embrace Cajun and Zydeco traditions, without losing that all important Louisiana feel.
They are a natural first choice for headline festival appearances and situations where a band is needed that can guarantee a party atmosphere. They were booked by Paul McCartney for his Christmas party and then booked by his daughter Mary to play her wedding. They have headlined festivals all over Europe. They have entertained TV stars, Movie stars, Rock stars and the staff of some of the biggest companies in the country. Look no further if you need a quality band with the experience and versatility to win over any audience!