Folk Bands and Artists
24Pesos have a unique and energetic take on the Blues that has put them at the forefront of the new Blues scene in the UK and have been toted as “The UK´s most exciting and original Blues band“ by Maverick Magazine. 24Pesos play original music, with deep understanding of the Blues history, virtuoso instrumentation a joyous groove, real songs and enough energy to bring the house down every night! The band burst on to the blues scene in 2008 with their raw and rootsy live shows and debut album The Boogie Worm. In 2010 they released their second album Busted Broken and Blue to great critical acclaim earning the band four nominations at the British blues awards including best band and best album. Drawing from influences diverse as Sly Stone, Sean Costello, Albert Collins, Cream, The Meters, James Brown, Freddie King, Howlin Wolf, Captain Beefheart, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and the Roots, the band’s upbeat, downhome sound brings an infectious energy to their electrifying live shows that has earned them an outstanding reputation as a live act at festivals and venues throughout Europe and the UK.
Playing credits include Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Beverly Knight, Jocelyn Brown, The Ronnie Scott’s Allstar Band, Geno Washington, Son of Dave, Marcus Malone, Desmond Dekker Imelda May, The Blues Brothers Paul McCartney, Paloma Faith, The Flash Monkey. Vega4, Massive Attak, Tricky, Mark Almond, Midge Ure, JJ Milteau, Steve Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Heather Small (M People), Ian Siegal, Roland Gift, Marcus Bonfanti, Son of Dave, Seal and Kim Weston amongst many others.
The Band gigged extensively throughout 2009/10/11/12/13 in support of their debut album The Boogieworm, 2010 release Busted Broken and Blue (Cadiz Music) and latest album When the Ship Goes Down. Including festivals, Bluesin@out festival in France, Ribs&Blues festival Holland, Rhythm & Blues Night Groningen Holland, Bliuzonaktys Festival Lithuania, Askim Festival Norway, Cullemborg Festival Holland, The Colne Blues Festival and club dates at Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Café London, Paradiso Amsterdam and the Harvest Jazz and Blues festival Canada. They represented the UK at the European Blues Conference in Berlin, won the New Brunswick battle of the Blues and were nominated four times at the 2011 British blues awards, including best band and best album. They have been nominated 3 times for the 2012 awards including best band. In 2013 they were nominated a further 3 times including best band for the 3rd consecutive year. They appeared on national radio throughout the UK, Europe and beyond featuring on a 1hr live in session special on CBC Canada’s national radio station and the Paul Jones 25th anniversary show on BBC radio 2. On the 4th April 2012 they we’re invited back to the BBC to record a third session for the Paul Jones show. In 2014 the band we’re back in the studio to record their fourth album for release.
DO THE RIGHT THING is the bands fourth release on Ourgate records/Cadiz music. The album like ...“Busted Broken and Blue“ and “When the ship goes down“ is very much a crossover Blues album. The band recorded eighteen tracks over two days in London’s Perry Vale studios. All tracks were recorded live to capture the real band sound, spontaneity, excitement and vibe. The tracks were then developed in the band’s own studio. “We really worked on the arrangements for this record. Looking for a gnarly groove and grind, real songs and a sound that is unique, original unmistakably 24Pesos.” Eighteen tracks were pared down to eleven. “Having tracks to spare meant that we were able to produce and album that we are really proud of from start to finish.” Groovin, powerful, raw and rockin’. DO THE RIGHT THING is the band´s most complete release to date.
DO THE RIGHT THING won the blues and soul awards for most innovative blues album of 2016.