Chris acquired an affinity for Cajun Music, as a young child, during the summer visits with his grandfather in St. Charles Parish. They would take drives to nowhere along the bayou country while listening to local radio stations that played Cajun Music on a regular basis. He is pleased to be able to express his joy of drumming while playing music from his Cajun Heritage.
Chris became a drummer late in his life. At the ripe young age of 33 years old! He always wanted to play, but never had the chance in school or after. He claims that he was always the world's greatest "air drummer" while growing up! Self-taught, he was able to learn some skills and landed a spot with a local band, The Louisiana Rhythm Katz. After 5 years, he took a break from playing with the Katz. After finding out that they (Shane and Chris) played Cajun music, a journey began to develop a band that would pay tribute to Cajun Musicians from the past while paving way for younger musicians to carry on. He is excited about what the future will bring. He thanks his Wife Laurie for allowing him the time to pursue what he is passionate about.
Polo Borel, a native of St. Martin Parish and a resident of Cypress Island, comes into the band with a long history of Bass Guitar playing. He has played many genres of music including Rock, Blues, R&B, and Country. Cajun Music was not a frequent genre for Polo. In fact, La Recolte is the first Cajun Band that he has played with full time.
He is proud to be a part of La Recolte, showcasing his talent on the Bass and his roots in Cajun Culture. He also puts on a great show, moving around the stage as he thumps the strings. He drives the beat in harmony with the drums, creating an environment for some of the best Cajun Music for all to hear and dance to.