About

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Of all the bands of the last decade to come out of the so-called Soul and R’n’B revival wave, few – if any – reach the energy level and authenticity that The Excitements deliver both on stage and on wax. The spiritual heirs of the era of rollicking shouters and deep soul balladeers, the band has consistently delivered original hits and an amazing live show which they’ve taken all over Europe with an unmatched tightness and drive.

No longer a secret known only to connoisseurs, they are a group that, like the greats, doesn’t recreate but just IS the real deal. Known as a fast and greasy Rhythm & Blues machine, they also take care of the soul end of things, and their energetic show offers a mix of furious pace and spine-chilling slow moments alike.

Slowly building a huge following since 2010, they’ve performed their R’n’B and Soul cocktail old school style, leaving audiences wondering how a band from Barcelona (Spain) is able to channel the show-stopping fierceness and class of such classics as Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Ike & Tina Turner, or any act to come out of Memphis, Detroit or New Orleans during the late fifties and sixties.

They have brought their powerful set to a huge number of macro-festivals such as: Paleo Festival (Switzerland), Fusion Festival (Germany), Garorock (France), Shambala Fest (UK), Festival d’été de Québec (Canada), Kulturarena (Germany) and Couleur Cafe (Belgium), the most important showcase festivals such as MaMA Festival (Paris, France) or Eurosonic Noorderslag fest (Netherlands), blues and jazz festivals such as Cognac Blues Fest (France), Jazzablanca Festival (Morocco), Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Jazz à Carthage (Tunisia) or San Sebastian’s Jazzaldia Festival (Spain), their hometown’s BAM – La Mercé Festival (Barcelona, Spain) and some of the most important Spanish fests like Cruïlla de Tardor (Barcelona, Spain), Festival de Peralada (Girona, Spain), Festimad (Madrid), Actual (Logroño, Spain) and specialized vintage international festivals such as Euroyeye (Gijón, Spain), Purple Weekend (León, Spain), Beat Festival (Italy), Hangar Rockin (Switzerland), Stompin’ Festival (Finland) and Funtastic Festival (Benidorm, Spain), while also heavily working the club circuits over most of Europe’s countries (including several appearances at the Royal Albert Hall and O2 in London).

The band is founded and led by Adrià Gual (rhythm guitar) and Daniel Segura (bass), and after a year of hiatus they’re back with a blistering new lineup! Still rocking your world with that soulful rhythm’n’blues are Ferran Gisbert on lead guitar, the thundering beats of Marc Gomez on drums, and the soulful sounds of Marti Carrasco and Carlos Santos on saxophone. And last but not least, this soul-rocking ensemble is fronted by Kissia San, whose powerful vocals and towering stage presence make her a force to be reckoned with.

 

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THEM

The new sensation of the national soul scene, pure dynamite on stage.
Rolling Stone (Spain)

A voice, a rhythm and a magic that is contagious.
Público (Spain)

Listening to them takes you back to a world and a time when music was real, thrilling
and had real soul.
Ruta 66 (Spain)

The Excitements aren’t just a band, they are an atomic bomb.
Their concerts are a mystical experience. You have to see them live to understand it.
Rolling Stone (Italy)

“I don’t love you no more” will appear on top of the best album’s list of the year
for all DJs of the genre.
1Beat (Germany)

They honor their name, first they make you shiver down your legs, and then your whole body
begs to let it all hang out by the excitement, joy, bliss, groove and emotions
Ouest France (France)

Six musicians who mark a perfect rhythm that huddles a singer with a bewitching energy.
Le Journal de Saône et Loire (France)

The members of this band have more Soul on a fingertip than most dutch will ever
have on their whole body.
3voor12friesland (The Netherlands)

They are classy performers who have clearly studied their musical history.
The Guardian (UK)