|Published: 6th June 2012 16:26|
THE PROCESSED PEA music venue welcomes back acoustic duo MAMBO JAMBO at The Light Dragoon, ETTON near Beverley on TUESDAY 12 JUNE at 8.30pm.
The music venue normally promotes events on the first Tuesday of the month- but decided to hold off until the second Tuesday so as not to clash with the Jubilee events. The feel-good music of Mambo Jambo meant they were much in demand for street events and concerts around the area and they were kept ‘well-busy' over the period. Band members Pete Jack and Frankie Banham are also the driving force behind Forro Porro, - who were also part of the celebrations in our region including Cherry Burton's outdoor party where they had a carefree audience happily dancing in the rain.
Hull-based Mambo Jambo are simply a delight to discover. It's hard to believe there are only two musicians creating a wonderful blend of foot tapping styles using numerous instruments as they blast their way through feel-good songs and tunes. Pete and Frankie are specialists in serving up hot sounds from around the world, mixing authentic styles from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa with bluegrass and Eastern European music into their own compositions. Alongside strong and harmonious vocals, their instruments are equally varied - sax, clarinet, guitar, tres (traditional Cuban guitar), banjo, flute, Brazilian ukulele, percussion, occasional accordion, even a suitcase! These two musical adventurers have played and studied as far afield as Havana, Borneo and Brazil. Closer to home, they've appeared at the Shetland and Sidmouth folk festivals, Cork Jazz Festival, and regularly perform at the Musicport and Beverley festivals, plus arts centres, theatres around the UK.
Processed Pea organiser Martin Peirson added "The music just makes you feel so much better than you did when you walk in! Their musical arrangements are stunning - and you really can't help tapping your feet. They are also lovely people to work with - and audiences love them."