Los Venturas have to offer a warm, varied, powerful and danceable instrumental live set, with one single purpose at heart: throwing a decent party and set the scene for one hell of a night. Based on the Californian 60ies surf sound, they create a unique but accessible blend, fusing an array of different styles such as euro-instro, rock, funk soul, raï and gipsy. For over 14 years they have been touring all over Europe and even in California, where they recorded their latest albums ‘Kaleydoskop’ (LP -2011), ‘Paisley Beach’ (10” - 2013) and ‘Miles High’ (LP – 2016). Driven by positive vibes they bring their Euro-instro with a wink and a smile, providing just the right spark to set the night on fire.
The Los Venturas are: Andy Wellens (bass guitar), Christof Cleynhens (organ), Christof Boost (guitar), Michael Schots (guitar), Pieter Dedoncker (drums & percussion).
* This fine Belgian surf band is back with another winner – 11 new songs to show off their variety of sounds – I hear psych, reggae, Middle Eastern, Bollywood, spaghetti Western and more – with original use of effects and fine playing. Some wink-wink innuendo about the Mile High Club. Solid, great fun! Reviewed by Cousin Mary on July 20, 2016 at 4:41 pm, KFJC 89.7 FM
released June 18, 2016
All songs written, arranged and performed by the Los Venturas, except “Fiorella With The Umbrella” written by A. Trovajioli and “Taboo” written by M. Lecuona. Recorded by Pete Curry at The Powow Fun Room, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2015. Mixed by Pete Curry & Preston Edmonson. Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA, USA. Artwork by Christoph Boost.