Fri 30 Mar Durrumbul - Tijuana Cartel

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Tijuana Cartel
with Special Guests
Durrumbul Hall, Byron Bay
Friday 30th March
730pm $ tba
All Enquiries : 0414 466 199

SPANISH guitars didn’t exactly go with funky beats the way fish go with chips, however the Tijuana Cartel are showing the world just how good the combo can sound.

In an era where appropriation is worn almost like a badge of honour, this Gold Coast act buck the trend and continue to expand, experiment and draw influence from an ever-widening circle of world and club sounds.

Vocalist and lead guitarist Paul George’s flamenco strings slither over some tastefully broken beats, combined with Carey O’Sullivan’s primo electronic production, and rhythm guitar, have resulted in the bands two albums. First was a self-titled 2003 debut ep, which was featured on triple j's Home and Hosed, and Groove Train, and now their 2005 follow up album Frequent Flyers has evolved.

This new record brings splashes of Middle Eastern vocals to the mix, alongside some lilting Moby-esque soundscapes and get-up-and-dance beatfests - a club-friendly selection without a dull moment.

Tijuana Cartel, introduce a somewhat intelligent and original sound to the ear, bringing flamenco guitar,slide guitar, MCs, percussion, soaring female vocals and scratch DJs to the live forum and their list of shows and residencies proves just how well their beguiling sounds cross boundaries.

Having recently played the the Peats Ridge Festival,a sold out show at Coorabell Hall with OKA and receiving rave reviews up and down the east coast for their contagious dance beats and funky flamenco feel,they return for a final fling performance on this evening of fine friends,dance and southern romance.....

Tijuana Cartel with Special Guests
Durrumbul Hall, Byron Bay
730pm $ tba
All Enquiries : 0414 466 199
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