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Showing posts with label 24 Pesos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 24 Pesos. Show all posts

Monday, May 27, 2013

24 Pesos

24 PESOS is a band from London, UK that is formed by four musicians with a passion for Blues, Soul, Funk and the rhythms of New Orleans. Not content to simply rehash and imitate, 24 PESOS twist the traditional Blues form, blending the raw energy and down home grooves of the Meters with the sophisticated feel and harmony of John Scofield, John Mayer and Ray Charles while staying true and respectful to their Blues roots. Once upon a time guitarist, singer, songwriter Julian Burdock had a dream. Wouldnt it be great to be in a band called 24Pesos. In 2006 Silas Maitland and Julian Burdock wrote and produced a record for legendary soul singer Geno Washington. The idea for that record was to capture Genos live energy and improvisational approach. The album was a return to form for Geno who regards this record as his most exciting and original to date. It was during the recording of that record that Burdock and Maitland decided to put together a group to play live and record their own material. Commitments as sidemen (session musicians) meant that nothing really happened for a couple of years until the two found themselves on stage as part of the band with a very famous ex boy band member who shall remain nameless. The money was good but the music was not. It was at this point the pair decided to re kindle the idea of their own band. In 2008 they recruited Moz Gamble (Hammond) and Mike Connolly (Drums) 24 Pesos was born. The original idea for the band was that the material should be fun to play, interesting, musical and challenging.  

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Maxwell Street - 24 Pesos

24PESOS is one of the fastest rising bands in the blues scene today. Emerging from the roughneck dives of London, 24PESOS burst on to the blues scene in 2008 with their raw and rootsy live shows and debut album “The Boogie Worm”. The band’s latest album “Busted broken and Blue” (release 19 July 2010) showcases the evolution of the 24Pesos sound – 11 boot stompin’ originals drawing from influences as diverse as Ray Charles, The Meters, James Brown, Freddie King, Howlin Wolf, and the Roots. Featuring saw-tooth Dobro guitars, searing harmonicas, a funky old school rhythm section and a greasy Hammond B3, the album showcases an eclectic and infectious blend that is the unmistakable 24Pesos sound.
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