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Issue Date:- 1 April 2009

Paul Young and the Los Pacaminos twist the night away!

THE night started on the right note, thanks to the talented solo support act Ben Montague, who was playing live in Liverpool for the first time. Even though he was from London, he had a very Liverpudlian type of humour and livened up what was a very reserved audience. The average age of the audience must have been around 35, and mainly female. Ben has a very good alto voice and mixed his acoustic numbers in with very lively banter and jokes, to good effect on stage. His music mixes ballads and pop country making a very refreshing change to many events we have covered in the last few months. His songs and music are very atmospheric and blend in a way that is very easy on the ear. I would love to see him again, even more with a band. But all good things come to and end. Then the main act came on. Well what an interesting entrance… They were played on with the sounds of Westons, with performers wearing US wild west hats, then came the show. I could just sum it up by saying what it was... amazing... but I have to say a bit more than that... The venue's acoustics are extremely interesting and even though the venue is more like a cavern, the sound crew made it sound more like an arena. Fantastic tone ranges and no echo, not an easy job in such an unusual building. This added to the impact of what was a very highly energetic and lively performance that had a very personal feel and yet the sounds of a large event. The band was not what I expected at all, with a wide range of highly talented members. I was told in the release before the event that, "Paul is not the only luminary in the seven piece band." and they were not joking! It would have been easy for them to have tried to outstage each other, as they were some of the best musicians in the business, yet they were more like a local band, playing for fun, often encouraging the audience to participate in their tomfoolery. Twice the band played the classic piece, Tacella, and had two ladies bringing shots on stage for the band... Incidentally the 2nd girl to go on stage with shots was Saharan, who was celebrating her birthday. At this point I must talk about one of the UK’s finest and best loved vocalists, Paul Young. Paul was fantastic on the night and blended in to the band extremely well. The audience seemed not to care that the focus was not on him and he kept that focus on the band throughout. The band’s name may mean little to music lovers, as of yet, but the release of the songs they played on the night, on their long-awaited first album, original titled "Los Pacaminos", should make this band far better known. Within the band’s mix of Tex-Mex classics and Spanish songs on the night, they played a fantastic version of a Chuck Berry, used in 'Pulp Fiction', 'Mam mazel'. They also added in to the two part set original material. It is hard to say what makes up the music of Los Pacaminos, other than country rock meets Brit pop. Our verdict is, if you want a fantastic fun night see them live. And if the CD is as good as the night, I look forward to playing it!  As the poster said:- "Los Pacaminos are a band you can absolutely count on for a great night out!" We will let the posts give you an idea of what happened on the night...

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