Regg'Lyss was a French reggae group (French-language pun between "reggae", "glisse" and "réglisse").
The group was established in 1989 in Montpellier (Languedoc) and gathered a dozen of friends who wanted to explore a new style, the Jamadoc, "a musical Esperanto for a country fantasized between Jamaica and Occitania."
Quickly, the group achieved a local success in the south of France. After a selection at the Printemps de Bourges in 1990, the band released the first album Vive les gestes in 1992. The song "Mets de l'huile" became one of the great successes in the years 1993/1994 in France, reaching twice the number 1 on the French SNEP Singles Chart, and remaining for 32 consecutive weeks in the Top 50. The group was appointed to the Victoires de la Musique.
Regg'lyss splint after the release of the third album, because it failed to be successful.
Roland Ramade - singing and harmonica,
Doumé Levesque - drum,
Rémi Levesque - rhythm guitar,
Bernard Levesque - keyboards,
Christian Azéma - percussion,
Zawé Fizin - melodic guitar,
Pierre Diaz - tenor saxophone,
Alexandre Augé - alto and soprano saxophones,
Victor Fanjul - trumpet,
André Fauquier - trombone