Lively gig in store with chart topper Paul and co

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The Flowerpot in Derby plays host to a lively gig from Los Pacaminos on Friday, November 27.

The seven-piece Tex-Mex outfit who are guaranteed to get the joint jumping!

While the name may mean little (as yet) to music lovers, at least one member of this highly respected group will be very familiar. The outfit is led by one of the UK’s finest and best loved vocalists, the chart-topping Paul Young.

Paul is not the only luminary in the seven-piece band, however. Some of the best musicians in the business have teamed up to present the incendiary mix of Tex-Mex classics, Spanish songs and original material that make up the music of Los Pacaminos.

Los Pacaminos first came together in 1995, the result of Paul’s desire to get back to basics. As he explained: “I was between record labels and writing material for a new album but I wanted to play live again.

“I’ve always loved the Tex-Mex sound and knew a few musicians who had a similar passion for this type of music. So I asked them to join me in forming a band.

“It 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 very different styles. It’s real bar room stuff, foot stompers, not too many slow songs – a real party atmosphere!”

As for the name… “Los Pacaminos? It means nothing! It’s a nonsense phrase we chose, which is close to the term “Pack’em in” meaning the audience. Apparently it is also similar to an Argentine name for street boys which is OK too!”

Tex-Mex music is somewhere between the Mariachi and Norteno styles of Mexico and the country/blues sounds of South-Western America.

Doors open at 8pm at the King Street venue. Admission is £15.

Advance tickets are available from The Flowerpot and RAW Promotions at www.rawpromo.co.uk