Carlos & the Bandidos were formed in 1995 and have since played all over the UK, Europe and have completed 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. They've been on TV, had their music in a film feature, fallen in Dutch canals (best not to ask), been stranded up a mountain in the snows wearing Hawaiian shirts and generally had a wonderful time, spreading joy, a little wisdom and tequilas where ever they go. 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.
LIVE: CARLOS AND THE BANDIDOS
DJ: KEB DARGE