THE EXCITEMENTS 5 Titles
Of all the bands of to come out of the so-called soul and R&B revival wave since the mid-2000s, few -- if any -- reach the level of energy and authenticity that The Excitements deliver, both on stage and on record. Spiritual heirs of the era of rollicking shouters and deep soul balladeers, the band has consistently delivered an array of singles and full-lengths in addition to years of international touring -- all with an unmatched tightness and drive.

No longer a secret known only to connoisseurs, The Excitements are a fast and greasy rhythm-and-blues machine, but they also take care of the soul end of things, and their energetic show offers a mix of furious pace and spine-chilling slow moments. They're led by founders Adrià Gual (rhythm guitar) and Daniel Segura (bass), fronted by the explosive vocals of Koko-Jean Davis, and rounded out by the six scorching strings of Albert Greenlight (lead guitar), the thundering beat of José Luis Garrido (drums), and the soulful sounds of Nico Rodríguez Jauregui (baritone sax) and Jordi Blanch (tenor sax).

They've slowly been building a huge following since 2010, leaving audiences wondering how a band from Barcelona is able to channel the show-stopping fierceness and class of such classics as Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Ike & Tina Turner, and all the greats that came out of Memphis, Detroit, and New Orleans during the late '50s and '60s.

The festivals, clubs, and open-air parties at which the band has performed are too numerous to count. While heavily working the European club circuit (in addition to several appearances at London's Royal Albert Hall and O2 Arena), The Excitements have brought their powerful set to Paléo Festival (Switzerland), Garorock (France), Shambala Festival (UK), Couleur Café (Belgium), MaMA Festival (France), and Eurosonic Noorderslag (Netherlands), as well as blues and jazz festivals like Cognac Blues Passions (France), Festival de Jazz de San Sebastián (Spain), and La Mercè (Spain) -- not to mention their numerous appearances at Spanish festivals Enclave de Agua and Festival Castell de Peralada, and specialized vintage festivals like Actual (Spain), Euroyeye (Spain), Purple Weekend (Spain), Festival Beat (Italy), Hangar Rockin' (Switzerland), Stompin' Festival (Finland), and Funtastic Dracula Carnival (Spain).

Another secret among connoisseurs, independent Barcelona-based label Penniman Records has been responsible for unleashing The Excitements' 7"s and albums (all produced by legendary raunch king Mike Mariconda). 2016's Breaking The Rule is the band's third full-length of raw soul and classy R&B, blending all their influences and setting down their own sound and style more ambitiously than ever.

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