Los Pacaminos – bringing the Tex Mex atmosphere to town

Los Pacaminos in action
Los Pacaminos in action

Los Pacaminos was formed way back in the 1990s when Luton songster Paul Young grew tired of his solo career.

He missed the on-tour camaraderie of his old muso mates and asked around to see who’d like to join him in some impromptu gigs with a relaxed Tex Mex flavour.

They all jumped at the chance and had such fun that the group soon evolved into a seven-piece outfit much in demand across the capital.

And having started out doing covers of artists like Ry Cooder and the Texas Tornados, Los Pacaminos’ first album was full of self-penned songs that lovingly captured the feel of life down Mexico way.

They’ve just released their second called A Fistful of Stains.

Percussionist Mark Pinder said: “It’s choc-a-bloc full of stories about unrequited love, it-was-never-going to-work-anyways love and proud Texans, partying and booze – all played out under a hot border sun.”

Lutonians will have an opportunity to hear Paul and Los Pacaminos later this month at Lewsey Park’s Fleadh Fiesta which take splace on Sunday, August 24.