The Regulators music defies easy description. Are they a rock power-trio? A jazz group? A funk band? An Andean pan-flute ensemble? They are most of these things and yet they are none of them. They are a free-funk-jazz exploration of non-Western rhythmic modes. Whatever genre you want to call their music, a few things are certain: it is groovin', exciting and makes you want to dance. This is musical high-wire without a net. Formed in mid-2008 The Regulators are Mike Allemana on guitar, Gerald Dowd on drums and Matt Ferguson on bass. The band spun itself off from Brian O’Hern's Model Citizens Big Band from which they had already commenced with their trademark rhythmic explorations during the extended free-inventions which typically mark the close of each set. One moment it is Funkadelic getting in touch with their inner-Bulgarian, ten minutes later a wall of noise-rock and five minutes after that, King Tubby in a klezmer band. Anything can and will happen.