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When you think of Caribbean music what springs to mind? I bet that rock’n’roll is not the first genre that springs to mind! There is a superb band from Trinidad and Tobago who have been playing plenty of modern rock’n’roll since they formed in 1996. This band is called Jointpop and they are the brainchild of singer and songwriter Gary Hector. Formed in Trinidad and Tobago out of the debris of his old group Oddfellows Local, Jointpop was an evolutionary leap in the musical experimentation of Hector’s sound. Bringing together some of the most sensitive musicians of Trinidad & Tobago underground circuit and marshalled by Hector’s brilliant piercing social commentary rock and roll songs. The band quickly became the benchmark of brilliant local alternative music and music that had a ready international appeal without sacrificing any of its local relevance. Jointpop has walked that tight-rope of balancing foreign and local musical influences and local and international subject matter so effortlessly that one wonders what the fuss was all about…

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Simon Heads to the Islands and Takes a Listen to Jointpop

Its not often that you will hear the words ‘rock band’ and ‘Trinidad and Tobago’ mentioned in the same breathe, which is why I was surprised when I found out that ‘Jointpop’ were from T&T. Its refreshing to hear a band from a country such as Trinidad taking influences from musicians like Neil Young, U2, and The Beatles but when they start to play it all becomes clear.