Rockin’ Rhythm and Blues by The Excitements
They throw us back to the fifties and sixties of Lavern Baker and Esther Phillips and make us dance to some extreme gooving tunes. The Excitements are a hardworking band, almost hyperactive in the best tradition of Rhythm and Blues. Nowadays you won’t easily find a band that’s capable of bringing so much soul and rhythm to your living room, bar, venue or festival.
Rhythm and Blues out of Barcelona
Since 2010 the Excitements are slowly building a huge fan base in Europe. They’ve performed their R’n’B and Soul cocktail old school style, and tell us in their band bio: “leaving audiences wondering how a band from Barcelona (Spain) is able to channel the show-stopping fierceness and class of such classics as Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Ike & Tina Turner, or any act to come out of Memphis, Detroit or New Orleans during the late fifties and sixties” .
Debut album “S/T”
In march 2011 these soul rockers released their first album after a long year of touring called “S/T”. From this Album “Take The Bitter Sweet” is really worth listening. This song is not a cover from the Muddy Waters Similar song. Wait a Minute is my favorite song on this album and contains deep vocals, and above all a catchy melody. This song really reminds me of New Orleans version of Lavern Baker’s “Voodoo Voodoo”.
Second Album “SOMETIMES TOO MUCH AIN’T ENOUGH”
Two years after the release of their debut album the Excitements brougth us their second album “Sometimes Too Much Ain’t Enough. On this album I advice to listen to Don’t you dare tell her. The band itself tells us about this album: “It’s sad to say, but “Sometimes Too Much Ain’t Enough”, the second LP, surpasses its predecessor in all respects, and gives the impression that until now the band was just…warming up” .
New Album “BREAKING THE RULE” (2016)
In 2016 their latest album came out. And like you’d expect it this album contains some fine rockin Rhythm and Blues. The essence of their sound has not changed substantially over the debut: early Soul, R & B, and a hint of 50’s gospel, but now fully developed, sharpened and fine tuned, thanks to two years of intense rehearsing and countless shows.