In early 2010, the sonic whirlwind known as The Excitements emerged in Barcelona, Spain, delivering its Rhythm 'n' Blues and Soul cocktail, old school style, and astounding audiences over their country and, shortly after, Europe.
Since then, the band founded by Adrià Gual (rhythm guitar) and Daniel Segura (bass) has brought their powerful set to a huge number of macrofestivals such as Coleur Café (Belgium) and Les nuits Secretes (France), jazz festivals such as San Sebastian's Jazzaldia (Spain), Nancy, Lille (France) or Liege (Belgium), and a wide amount of specialized festivals, such as Funtastic Dracula Carnival, Purple Weekend or Beat Goes On (Spain), while also heavily working the club circuits over the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and the UK, among others.
The band is strongly influenced by the best afroamerican music from the past century, bypassing the modern soul-funk trends and focusing on old school soul sounds. Its rhythm section builds an ultra-tight bedrock, perfectly complemented by its saxophones, following the early sixties tradition. The band brings an energetic show comprising the most furious and authentic R&B floor fillers and one or two spine-chilling ballads, wraped in a show delivered without mercy, which invites the crowd to one of the best parties you can find.
Etta James, Ike and Tina Turner, early James Brown or Sugar Pie de Santo are some of the names that'll give you a hint about The Excitements' sound, always loyal to the US R&B and Soul tradition.
You can check it all by yourself grabbing a copy of their first LP and any of their several 45s. All of them are edited by Barcelona's label Penniman Records, one of the most important R&B and old school Soul family of labels of the planet.