Carlos & The Bandidos

Carlos & The Bandidos

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Carlos and The Bandidos is undoubtedly the best UK rockabilly outfit if not simply the best band as recently quoted the British press ! Expect guns, sombraros and expect to dance !

Biography

Carlos & the Bandidos were formed by Carlos Mejuto (Singer) and Malcolm Chapman (Ld Gtr) in Nov 1995 and were joined by Neil Scott (Bass), Roger Van Niekirk (Dms) & Ricky Cooper (Rh Gtr). They've played all over the UK, most of Europe and have done three tours of the west coast of the US; alternating between weekenders like the Rock-A-Billy Rave, Viva Las Vegas to tiny small pub gigs on the outskirts of some forgotten northern hamlet. Often described as a Mexican Rock-a-billy band, their influences mainly stem from Carlos's spanish heritage and Malcolm's love of a minor chord or three, with influences that cross a very wide musical spectrum, and complimented by their self penned songs about broken relationships, death, drug addiction and the odd western-flavoured murder song and Carlos's some-what colourful stage gear. Odd really, cos it ain't like they're a miserable bunch of gits pining over loves lost in some pokey pub in London with a warm beer in their hands. Well, not often anyways. They've been on TV, had music featured in a film, fallen in dutch canals (best not to ask), been stranded up a mountain in the snows wearing hawaiian shirts (well, three of 'em anyway) and generally had a wonderful time, speading joy, a little wisdom and tequilas where ever they go. (Ok, maybe not wisdom). They've cut 3 CD's, an LP, a few singles and appear on a slew of comps. (A fourth CD is in the works as I write).