Babacar (band)

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Rob Steen, Caroline Crawley, Jemaur Tayle, Roberto Soave, and Boris Williams
Background information
Origin England
Genres Worldbeat
Associated acts The Cure
Shelleyan Orphan
Past members Caroline Crawley
Roberto Soave
Rob Steen
Jemaur Tayle
Boris Williams

Babacar was a short-lived worldbeat supergroup formed in England, featuring former members of Shelleyan Orphan, The Cure, and Presence. The group released one album in their brief existence, their self-titled debut album in 1998, before the band dissolved when Shelleyan Orphan reunited in 2000.


Babacar was fronted by Caroline Crawley, former lead singer of Shelleyan Orphan. Although Jemaur Tayle, the other half of Orphan, later joined in, he is not listed among the album's credits.[1] Other personnel involved with the recording of the album were guitarist Rob Steen, bassist Roberto Soave (who had also recorded and performed with Orphan), and drummer Boris Williams, who is best known for his involvement with The Cure. Soave and Steen had also played in another band called Presence. Soave has also played a brief stint with The Cure. When Simon Gallup fell ill during the European leg of the Wish tour, Soave filled in for him on bass.[2]


Special guests/additional personnel[edit]


Studio album by Babacar
Released 1998
Genre Worldbeat
Label Absolute A Go Go
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [3]
No. Title Length
1. "Midsummer" 4:07
2. "Mesmer" 3:52
3. "Mantra" 5:21
4. "Silence" 4:06
5. "Decideum" 3:23
6. "Tree" 4:37
7. "Waiting" 5:22
8. "The River in Me" 3:37
9. "Babacar" 4:18
10. "Freefall" 4:00
11. "Peace" 6:15
No. Title Length
1. "Midsummer" 4:10
2. "Butterfly" 5:12
3. "Celtic Air" 4:10

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Babacar by Babacar @ Artist Direct
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Snyder, Adja. "Allmusic review". Retrieved 2017-01-12.