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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Forty Nighters

In the summer of 2006, two young guitarists (Álvaro Leal and Francisco Javier Gonzalo) are known with the intention of satisfying their desire to play Blues. Do not take long to rolling to three types most (Héctor Martínez harmonic, Chema Contreras bass and Carlos Sánchez battery) and in a short time are giving way to an exciting project: get out a band of Blues in the suburbs of the industrial belt of Madrid. Two years non-stop from rolling all over Spain, with the participation in festivals such as Hondarribia Blues Festival, Festival de Blues de Puerto Lumbreras or Contrablues Festival , and performances in television (Visual 777) lead in the publication of his first self-released album in 2008 Keep Foolin' Around . Over the next two years, and with a stable line-up which includes Sergio Valdehíta keys and Pablo Ruíz on drums, they exceed the hundred of concerts and embody this work on another album, recorded in February 2010 (First Aid Blues) and presented with a series of concerts around Europe, making stop in Berlin, Rotterdam, Apeldoorn, Brussels, Luxembourg and Hondarribia. After this stage, become The Forty Nighters at its most visceral and sound close to the blues, with new milestones in his career as a live performance in the program falls the night on Bourbon Street the chain Cope and stores FNAC San Sebastián de los Reyes and Vallecas, participation in the Festival of Jazz of Yecla and at Festival de Blues de Cáceres or being opening for Nick Curran in Madrid. Currently, we have the pleasure of having sitting on drums to Eric Dominguez, with which we have already recorded One In Five Million (2012), the third Studio album of the band, along with collaborations of authentic luxury like Jorge Lera (Downtown Alligators) or Carlos Arsuaga (King Bee). The various changes in the training have not altered the assumptions that led us to form the band and we maintain intact our philosophy: do dance, laugh and enjoy all that is close to one of our concerts.  

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