Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Quangos: Settle Down

A recent 'new band of the day piece in the Guardian spoke of The Quangos'
vocals evincing a love of the blue-eyed rasp of Steve Marriott and Steve Winwood and jaunty gait suggesting the La's were ,,, an 80s influence on them
and of
these 22-year-olds' love of vintage rock'n'soul, and the sort of Motown-influenced R&B the Stones and Spencer Davis were doing circa 1964/65, before things went all psychedelic and "weird".
This, I thought, could be a band for me.

Thought they are from Manchester, here they are on stage at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool. (Wikipedia suggests that it has been reconstructed since the heyday of Merseybeat.)

The Quangos are on Facebook and also get a good write up on the Cavern site:
The Quangos started their residency early 2011 and are fast building up a strong following and a solid reputation. Their sound is a great mixture of early Soul and Mersey Beat with a modern feel. 
Artists covered include Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, The Spencer Davis Group, The Who and of course the Beatles. The Quangos also write and record their own original songs and use the opportunity to showcase a few of these during their Cavern shows to great response.

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