Babacar was a short-lived British rock band formed by Caroline Crawley, former lead singer of Shelleyan Orphan, and her then-boyfriend Boris Williams, drummer of The Cure (1984-1993). Porl Thompson, another former member of The Cure, also made some contributions to Babacar's self-titled album, and Jemaur Tayle, the other half of Shelleyan Orpan later joined them as well. Babacar only released one album in their brief existence, which was their self-titled album. The band dissolved after Shelleyan Orphan reunited briefly in 2000.
"Babacar" is also the title of French pop singer France Gall's 1988 studio album, that was covered by Kate Ryan in 2009. It was her next single after her world smash hit "Ella, elle l'a"
- Roberto Soave and Rob Steen have also previously worked with Lol Tolhurst, another former member of The Cure, in a band called Presence, which also involved Gary Biddles, a former Cure roadie. Biddles has also worked with Simon Gallup, another key member of The Cure, in a band called Fools Dance.
- Roberto 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.