Paul Young to perform at Ropery Hall
A Tequilla fuelled Tex Mex party night is promised early next month in the company of Los Pacaminos a band that features some of the best musicians in the businesses who have teamed up to present an incendiary mix of classics and original material.
Formed in November 1992, as an antidote to the bleak English winter, and as an opportunity to play their shared passion of the Border, Tex-Mex and Americana music the band features Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Matt Irving, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy.
Playing the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion, Los Pacaminos started out just for fun, playing simply for the pleasure of it, and it just took off from there.
“At least one member of this highly respected group will be very familiar as Los Pacaminos is fronted by one of the UK’s finest and best loved vocalists – Paul Young,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.
Starting life as a practice band playing when other musical commitments allowed these are top musicians just playing for fun. Word got around, as word does, and soon the band started playing gigs.
“They’ve covered all kinds of music, but the unifying factor is that they all have played in Paul Young’s bands through the 80s and 90s and their friendships stretch back 20 to 30 years, and it’s these long term connections that underpin the very special mood generated at a Los Pacaminos show. Members of the audience are often invited onstage to join the guys in a slug of Tequila,” Liz went on.
And Paul added: “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.”
Los Pacaminos will be raising the roof at Ropery Hall on Thursday, May 5, at 8pm. Tickets for this standing gig, costing £17.50 in advance or £19.50 on the door, can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at the Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.