Shanka of the Dukes - French/Belgian Power duo. Energy level set at 12.

The Dukes – Live At Festival Evenings 2014, Republic Square, Paris – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders Edition

Shanka of the Dukes - French/Belgian Power duo. Energy level set at 12.

Shanka of the Dukes – French/Belgian Power duo. Energy level set at 12.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Dukes – Live At Festival Evenings, Republic Square – Paris – July 6, 2014 – Oui-FM

Jumping back into Festival season this week with a set by the French/Belgian duo The Dukes, recorded in concert at Oui-FM’s Festival Evenings series, live from Republic Square in Paris.

It was recorded on July 6th.

With the onslaught of bands hitting Festival season all over Europe, it’s a reminder that not all of them are English or American. There is a veritable TON of European bands making the rounds, and a lot of them deserve to be checked out and brought to larger attention.

One of those bands is The Dukes. Getting a big following in France and Belgium, the power duo opened the nights proceedings to a packed audience. They’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback the past couple of years, and even a steady downpour before the show didn’t stop things.

Like most bands in Europe these days, they sing in English (a safe bet they are going after a wider audience) and they are high energy. So don’t let language hold you back, ’cause it won’t.

In all likelihood I don’t think they’ve played the States yet. But with the wide swath many festivals in the U.S. are cutting these days, it’s very possible they’ve already played SXSW or Coachella. But I’m not aware of it. I’m sure fans will point out that I’m wrong if I am.

But in the meantime, check out The Dukes from a couple weeks ago and see what they’re up to. Check out their website and grab any/all of their three albums.

It’s okay to play loud – the original recording has a lot of limiting on it –  so you won’t blow out any speakers while n the process of blowing your mind.

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