The Excelloâ€™s is a Belgian Swing- Jump Blues band consisting of four musicians :
– Jive Mc Pat : Guitar, vocals
– Little Gene : Harmonicas
– T-Bass : Double Bass
– Mighty Mike : Drums
Anecdotally, THE EXCELLOâ€™S takes its name from the Â« Excello Â» record label, the first blues record label created by Ernie Young in the fifties in the United States, where famous and respected artists such as Lazy Laster, Arthur Gunter, or Lonnie Brooksâ€¦ began recording.
The bandâ€™s musical style is essentially based on the jump blues and swing of the fifties, with a hint of boogie and rockabilly added up every once in a while. Its source of inspiration stretches as far as a more contemporary blues with signifiant influences played by inspiring musicians such as Hollywood Fats, Little Walter, R.J.Mischo, Jason Ricci, Tom Waitsâ€¦
The bandâ€™s originality results from the way it blends all these influences in its repertoire, the personal touch it brings to the music as well as from a deliberate choice to offer less familiar pieces, favoring instead to concentrate on the melodic aspect of songs, without forgetting to add some of its own compositions. But itâ€™s on stage that the band can develop its entire potential and show the full range of its talent and experience.
You will discover a highly efficient rythm section with Mike and Tarik swinging like madmen, Patrick, a sober and melodic singer blessed with a voice far from the clichÃ©-ridden tone of those artificially hoarse or broken voices and with a high quality and very efficient guitar touch, and then, at last, on the harp, GeneviÃ¨ve, the first and probably the only Belgian female harmonica player who can bring you crazy, furious, unbridled, passionate solos, always full of imagination and creativity.
Do not miss the opportunity to discover the new line up of The Excelloâ€™s and enjoy the experience to see them live, you definitively wonâ€™t regret it !
To sum up, we can describe the band as the combination of four personalities, a tone, a swinging affair, a musical dynamics, solos full of nice surprises, an attitude, a great atmosphereâ€¦. In short, to be discovered as soon as possible.
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