The Clandestinos formed in 2014 in their hometown of Galway. Their intention was to celebrate and pay tribute to the much loved music of Reggae, Ska and Latin and to bring its live atmosphere and vibe to Irish audiences.
From classic Jamaican roots reggae, the British ska and punk artists it helped influence, to the Latin tinged sounds implemented by the likes of Manu Chao and Buena Vista Social Club, The Clandestinos fuse all of this together in their 7-piece live show with the agenda being to get the high spirits up and to make people move !
Having started out as a more minimal affair in their stage set up, the completed line-up now comprises of acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drums and is completed by a trio of saxophone, trumpet and trombone. Expect Classic Roots favourites, Ska and Punk-Reggae from 80’s era London, groovy Latin and a hint of dub here and there for good measure.
We can’t wait…!!! Let’s see those old-time Ska dancers out in force !
Brought to Limavady by Air Cool Engineering for this exclusive Irish gig, all the way from Chicago, the Windy City Rev Ups will hit Frank Owens on Friday night, and the Rugby Club on Saturday night. Big shout out to Martin Mullan of Aircool for his generosity in bringing the Rev-Ups to Ireland – more on the story behind this soon… 🙂
The Windy City Rev Ups perform revved up rock n’ blues! Best described as high energy R&B mixed with originals, classic blues standards and rock n’ roll anthems. Performing popular music that is guaranteed to get rock clubs rockin’, blues rooms smokin’ and dance floors hoppin’ – their music captures the characteristic up beat R&B sound of Chicago fused with soulful harmonica, saxophone and hard hitting guitar driven Rock n’ Roll.
The band’s credentials include 1,000’s of live performances, over 15 years of live shows, 9 CD releases, numerous Chicago media song and music awards including “Best Local CD Release”, “Best R&B Band” and “Best Blues Band”. The band is fronted by the sole official member “Windy City Rev” and includes long time band members and professional Chicago area musicians.
The Windy City Rev Ups have performed regularly at Chicago House of Blues for 10 years and in over 150 other Chicago area venues and festivals including the world famous Chicago Blues Festival.
Their music has been featured on the radio in the USA and overseas, during live broadcasts such as Hambone’s Blues Party WDCB, in interviews and on Cable TV. Worldwide music sales and CD packaging is distributed by CD Baby, the world’s largest distributor of independent music. The Windy City Rev Ups music is available at live shows and on-line from CD Baby, iTunes USA, Spotify, Amazon and other major on-line music retailers.
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