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Los Pacaminos

Band, US
Rock and World

Los Pacaminos got together in London in November 1992. Originally formed as an opportunity to play their shared passion of the Border, Tex-Mex and Americana music that the members of the band love, they started as a practice band playing when other musical commitments allowed- top musicians just playing for fun. Word got around as word does and soon the band started playing gigs. At least one member of this highly respected group will be very familiar. Los Pacaminos is fronted by one of the UK's finest and best loved vocalists - Paul Young. However, Paul is not the only luminary in this seven piece band. Some of the best musicians in the business have teamed up to present an incendiary mix of classics and original material. Paul says - "Los Pacaminos started out just for fun, playing simply for the pleasure of it, and it just took off from there. What's really nice is that everyone else in the band can sing too, and they do, all in their own different styles. It's real bar room stuff, foot stompers, not too many slow songs - a real party atmosphere." Tex-Mex music is somewhere between the Mariachi and Norteno styles of Mexico and the Country/Blues sounds of South-West America. The band empathises with Ry Cooder, Flaco Jimenez, The Texas Tornados and Los Lobos. Mix that together with blues, rock 'n' roll and a hint of South American music and you have Los Pacaminos. Their set includes songs like 'Wooly Bully', 'La Bamba' and sometimes, if enough tequila is flowing, even 'Speedy Gonzales'. The Band members are some of the best known names in the music industry, from a variety of backgrounds. They've covered all kinds of music, but the unifying factor is that they all have played in Paul Young's bands through the 80's and 90's. Their friendships stretch back 20 to 30 years, and it's these long term connections that underpin the very special atmosphere generated at a Los Pacaminos show. Members of the audience are often invited onstage to join the guys in a slug of Tequila. Band members: Paul Young Drew Barfield Jamie Moses Matt Irving (d.2015) Melvin Duffy Steve Greetham David Levy Mark Pinder Jim Russell

John Tonks
PortraitPaul Young
voc, perc *1956 GB
Steve Greetham
PortraitJim Russell
dr, perc, voc
PortraitDanny Cummings
perc GB
PortraitMatt Irving
b 2015-2015 GB
PortraitJamie Moses
g, voc *1955 US
PortraitDavid Levy
b, bvoc *1960 GB
Mark Pinder
dr, perc
PortraitHamish Stuart
voc, g *1949 GB
PortraitDrew Barfield
voc, b GB
PortraitMelvin Duffy
stg, g GB
Popular Tracks   
Come a Little Bit Closer on A Fistful of Statins by Los Pacaminos
My My My on The Early Years by Los Pacaminos
Don't Make Me Wait Señorita on A Fistful of Statins by Los Pacaminos
Jump Back Baby on A Fistful of Statins by Los Pacaminos
Razor Wire on A Fistful of Statins by Los Pacaminos
Shadows on the Rise on The Early Years by Los Pacaminos
I Love You Too on Seven by Los Pacaminos
Two Margaritas on The Early Years by Los Pacaminos
Rosalee on Seven by Los Pacaminos
Don't Stop (I'll tell you when) on Seven by Los Pacaminos

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Title Artist Year Type
A Fistful Of StatinsLos Pacaminos2014Album
Los PacaminosLos Pacaminos2002Album
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