Jenny and the Mexicats

Jenny and the Mexicats

Sat · May 6, 2017

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Jenny and the Mexicats
Jenny and the Mexicats
BIO English and Spanish versions:

Jenny empezó a tocar la trompeta con 7 años y se autoenseño a cantar y a tocar la guitarra con 15. Ha tocado en bandas de jazz Y de clásico una gran parte de su vida así como muchas orquestas. Ella ha creado un amor y un oído hacia la música. .... Jenny and the mexicats es una fusión de nacionalidades y personalidades, una banda que tiene una historia muy particular más que nada accidental..... Jenny and the mexicats empezó en Madrid como Pachucos y la princesa, en junio del 2008. Todo empezó cuando Icho (contrabajo) invita a Jenny a vivir en Madrid. Jenny con 21 años había llegado al lugar correcto. Icho llamo al mejor guitarrista que conocía, Pantera un guitarrista con tecnica flamenca muy versatil, Icho y el habían tocado juntos muchos años en un grupo de rockabilly y en otro de punk en su ciudad natal en México. Pantera propuso a un colega que tocaba el cajón en vez un batería, y así llego David un extraordinario cajón español, el cual ya había compartido escenario en el mundo del flamenco . Así es como nace la pequeña aventura de una niña inglesa que emigra a España en busca de nuevos sonidos, así es como nace Jenny and the Mexicats..... Su primer concierto fue wonderland un pequeño festival que genera dinero para ayudar la investigación del cáncer, en el reino unido en agosto de 2008... Las raíces que este nuevo sonido cargaba eran la combinación del flamenco, con el folk y rockabilly hicieron que Jenny empezara a componer mucho y Jenny and the mexicats empezar a ensayar en el sitio donde todos se habían conocido un tablao de flamenco..... Jenny no hablaba español y David no hablaba ingles, así que solo se entendían musicalmente y un poco de la ayuda que los dos mexicanos traduciendo..... En Inglaterra Jenny and the mexicats empezaron a llamar la atención y se dieron cuenta que habían creado algo especial. A su regreso a España se dieron cuenta que también la fusión funcionaba muy bien alli, así que empezaron a tocar por la calle y más tarde en todas las salas de Madrid y Espana. Despues de firmar con una discografica en Inglaterra Jenny and the Mexicats decidio optar ser independientes para tener mas control musicalmente del sonido de la banda y poder crecer de una manera mas real y natural, y asi nacio MEXICAT RECORDS.. Grabaron su primer disco 'JENNY AND THE MEXICATS' en el verano de 2011 en Madrid y se transladan a Mexico DF en 2012. Lograron disco de Oro con su primer material discografico que trae una mezcla de canciones en español e ingles, clasicos de su material como Heaven Knows y Starting Something etc..junto a 3 exitos en español , Verde Mas Alla, Me Voy a Ir y Flor, llevaron el nombre del grupo a la boca de todos.
En 2014 sacaron su segundo disco 'OME' y el primer sencillo Labios formo parte de la banda sonora de la pelicula Amor de mis Amores direjido por Manolo Caro. El disco tiene canciones antiguas y nuevas con todo el espiritu Mexicat y mezcla grandes ritmos, mucha energia y momentos de sensibilidad. En Frenetico Ritmo y Boulevard se nota las influencias Mexicanas, hay incluso una cancion dedicada a los perros de la banda Sasha y Esteban llena de energia .La voz de David cobra mas protagonismo en canciones como, Duele a Caminar, Labios y Boulevard. La ultima cancion del disco 'Back to Basics' demuestra la forma mas sencilla y emotiva de componer de Jenny, ella sola con su guitarra. El arte del disco lo diseño Pantera.
Por la naturaleza de sus instrumentos y formar de tocar Jenny and the Mexicats Tocan en todo tipo de eventos.
ENGLISH VERSION:

Jenny began playing the trumpet aged 7 and began singing at 15, alongside teaching herself to play the guitar. Playing both in Jazz and Classical bands as well as orchestras most of her life, she had an ear and a love for music. A fusion of nationalities and personalities, the band's story is a little unusual and more of an accidental occurrence rather than a planned adventure. Jenny & The Mexicats began life as Pachucos y la Princesa in June 2008, when Jenny was invited to Spain by a Double Bass player (Icho) she'd met two years previously whilst touring in Madrid. In search of something new, Jenny fell right into place in Spain, decided she wanted to call it home and set about starting a band. Icho contacted the best guitar player he knew - Pantera, a flamenco guitarist, whom Icho had known all his life and shared previous bands with, including a a Rockabilly band in Spain. The closest thing to a drummer they could find was David, the Spanish Cajon player extraordinaire, whom Pantera had played with in a Flamenco band. Thrown together in the midst of an English girl's urge for adventure, Jenny & The Mexicats were born. Their first gig was to be Wonderland, a small annual festival in the UK that raises money for cancer research, where Jenny had previously performed solo. .... Their musical roots had variety and spice and Jenny immediately fell in love with the combination of Flamenco, Acoustic Folk and Rockabilly and began writing constantly. They rehearsed nonstop for two months in the same Flamenco tablao they had met in, Jenny spoke no Spanish and David no English so it was left down to the universal love for creating music and some expert translating from the two Mexicans to bring it all together..... In England Jenny & The Mexicats created an immediate buzz and it was starting to look as though they may have stumbled across something special. They returned to Spain and continued in the same manner in which they had begun. They began booking more and more gigs and touring the whole of Spain. After a brief spell signed to an English record label Jenny and the Mexicats decided that in order to protect their sound and to be able to grow in a more natural way, they wanted to be independant and so Mexicat Records was born. In 2012 they moved to Mexico city and released their first album 'JENNY AND THE MEXICATS' which included a mix of English and Spanish songs. Some classics from the bands earlier days like Heaven knows and Starting Something, and had 3 hits on the radio, Verde Mas Alla, ME Voy a Ir and Flor. For high numbers sales, this independant band went Gold with their first album and just recently released their second album 'Ome' en autumn 2014. Ome is a fantastic fusion of rhythms, that varies from feel good dance-able songs to moments of sensitive and timeless musical expression. The nature of the instruments and way of composing of Jenny and the Mexicats opens a lot of doors to switch between genres and be able play whatever they feel in that moment and makes for some very fun live shows.
In Ome, the first single is Labios, a song chosen for the soundtrack of Amor de Mis Amores, directed by Manolo Caro. In Frenetico Ritmo and Boulevard they recorded Tuba, and you begin to notice a Mexican influence. J&TM covered a Mexican classic called No Dejes de Quererme and mixed English and Spanish in this version, that was so popular that they have just been invited to sing it with La Sonora Santanera in their latest material. The voice of David shines in Duele a Caminar, Labios and Boulevard and an essence of Inglaterra can truely be heard in Head in My Heart and Back to Basics. The latter of which Jenny recorded alone with her guitar. There is a song dedicated to the bands dogs, 'Sasha y Esteban' and included is 'Even it Out', a classic earlier song from the band that many wished to hear in their first record but was not recorded till the second.
The nature of their instrumentation and the style of music of Jenny and the Mexicats allows them to play from the biggest shows to the smallest shows. If you would like to hire J&TM wherever in the world, just write to the above email!
Venue Information:
Mesa Theater
538 Main St
Grand Junction, CO, 81501
http://www.mesatheater.com