News

European Tour on February and March 2017 just announced!

Within a couple of days we will embark in yet another European Tour presenting our new album in such countries as France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the UK, and you can buy your tickets in our Shows section. There are several dates still to be confirmed, but right now this is it so far, we hope to meet ya all soon!

 

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EUROPE TOUR Feb-Mar 2017

03.02 FR-TOURS / Festival Allo Tropiques
04.02 FR-TOULOUSE / Metronum
08.02 FR-LYON / Ninkasi
09.02 BE-LIEGE / Reflektor
10.02 BE-KNOKKE-HEIST / Spoor 5
11.02 BE-VORSELAAR / Jeugdcentrum
12.02 BE-LESSINES / CC René Magritte
15.02 FR-STRASBOURG / Espace Django Reinhart
16.02 IT-RIVOLI / Birra Ceca
17.02 IT-MILANO / Biko Club
18.02 IT-FIRENZE / Auditorium Flog
19.02 DE-TÖGING AM INN / Silo1
22.02 DE-BERLIN / Bassy Club
24.02 DE-OFFENBACH / Hafen 2 – Soulshake! Party
25.02 DE-LEIPZIG / Soul Surgery – Noel Ballroom
26.02 DE-HAMBURG / Monkey Club
28.02 NO-BERGEN / Lille Ole Bull – Bergen Live Session
02.03 DK-AARHUS / Atlas
03.03 DK-AALBORG / Studenterhuset
04.03 DE-HANNOVER / Jazz Club
08.03 NL-HAARLEM / Patronaat
09.03 FR-LILLE / Aeronef
10.03 UK-LONDON / Blues Kitchen
11.03 UK-MANCHESTER / Band on the Wall
12.03 UK-BRIGHTON / The Hope & Ruin

The Excitements at Album de la Semaine, CANAL+ France

Late 2016 we recorded a show for ALBUM DE LA SEMAINE at CANAL+ France, which you can see a really cool preview, behind the scenes et al video right here, enjoy!!

“The Mojo Train” official video unleashed + more tour dates confirmed!

Here ’tis, the new video of “The Mojo Train”, the first single from our latest album BREAKING THE RULE. You can also purchase “The Mojo Train” in 7″ single format through our label Penniman Records at

Also, here you have a full update on our touring schedule for the upcoming months, we’ll see you on the road!

*** UPDATED BREAKING THE RULE 2016 TOUR DATES ***
May 14, 2016 – Madrid, Spain – Madtown Days, Sala Arena
May 20, 2016 – Figeac, France – Correspondances
May 26, 2016 – Valladolid, Spain – Porta Caeli
May 27, 2016 – Ferrol, Spain – Teatro Jofre
May 28, 2016 – Ponferrada, Spain – La Vaca
Jun 11, 2016 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Apolo
Jun 12, 2016 – Kervignac, France – Festival Les Pieds dans la Vase
Jun 18, 2016 – Thuin, Belgium – Fete de la Musique
Jun 23, 2016 – Bergamo, Italy – Summer Sound
Jun 24, 2016 – La Spezia, Italy – Spazio Boss
Jun 25, 2016 – San Biagio (Mantova), Italy – Caotic Age
Jun 30, 2016 – Larz, Germany – Fusion Festival
Jul 01, 2016 – Tolosa, Spain – Festival Tolosandblues
Jul 02, 2016 – St. Stephan, Switzerland – Hangar Rockin’ Festival
Jul 03, 2016 – Terrassa, Spain – Festa Major de Terrassa
Jul 19, 2016 – Edinburgh, UK – Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
Jul 20, 2016 – Edinburgh, UK – Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
Jul 31, 2016 – Brescia, Italy – Arenasonica
Aug 06, 2016 – Cadaqués, Spain – Festival Internacional de Cadaqués
Aug 13, 2016 – Baudour, Belgium – Parkrock Festival
Aug 14, 2016 – Platja d’Aro, Spain – Festa Major de Platja d’Aro
Aug 18, 2016 – Eelko, Belgium – Helden In Het Park

New LP/CD “BREAKING THE RULE” and 45rpm “THE MOJO TRAIN” out now!

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THE EXCITEMENTS “Breaking The Rule” LP/CD is now available!

Do not complain. The legion of Excitements fans DOES exist in places near and far in this world-gone-insane so if you are ready to be recruited you’re in luck. Miraculously, these workaholics of rhythm, who conquered and claimed more than fifteen countries just for the sheer thrill of it during their last tour, found a break and the action of their troubled agenda.It seemed only logical to throw their road sharpened revue into the studio to commit to wax their finest album to date entitled “Breaking The Rule”.
After more than two years on the road and 200 sweat soaked performances since the release of their second LP “Sometimes Too Much Is Not Enough”, this third LP certifies that the big combo from Barcelona can do whatever they please: either caress you or kick you in the stomach-or both. The steamroller rhythm section is one powerful structure pounding under searing guitars, roaring horns and all reigned over by the voice of Koko that claws at their hypnotic gyrations with wild abandon. This new Excitements bag, as expected, is THE satisfier with high voltage rhythm and soul floorshakers and lease breakers-”Everything is Better Since You’re Gone”,”Fire”, “Hold On Together”-ripping spear-hurling R & B – “Chicken Picking” “I’d Rather Feel The Pain”, “Did I Let You Down”, heartbreaking ballads and mid-tempos – “Breaking The Rule”, and “Take It Back” and and a pair of rhythmical postcards- a tribute to what once were the noisy streets of New Orleans (“Mojo Train”) and restless nights in a Havana boarding house (“Four Loves”).
And do not, do not fear, inside this explosive cocktail of sonic chaos, a strange sweet harmony prevails through all and each of the grooves of the record. And as always, all wrapped up, signed, sealed and delivered with the elegantly filthy production of Mike Mariconda.

 

TRACKLIST
Mojo Train / Fire / Wild Dog / Take It Back / Breaking The Rule / Everything’s Better Since You’ve Gone / Chicken Pickin’ / Four Loves / Hold On Together / Did I Let You Down / Back To Memphis / I Want More

Get them thru:
www.pennimanrecords.com

 

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THE EXCITEMENTS “ The Mojo Train” 7” is also available now!
Their 6th single and first off “Breaking The Rule” album. B/w “I’ll Be Waiting” (not included on the LP), is for sale now too, for all you Dj and seven inch lovers out there! The Mojo Train is a New Orleans flavoured stomper that’ll fill the dance floors all over as always is the case with The Excitements’ singles!

 

Get them thru:
www.pennimanrecords.com

 

The Excitements to play Prudential Blues Festival London

The Excitements are about to play TWO shows (see schedules below) at the Prudential Blues Festival in London, which they already were invited to last year. This will be next saturday November 7th at the mighty O2 in London, both concerts are FREE and you CAN’T miss ‘em!

A great chance to wrap an incredibly busy and intense 2015. UK fans cannot miss this, we’ll be waiting for all you folks!

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PENNIMAN R&B REVUE, August 15th, at Festival Castell de Peralada, Girona (Spain)

Summer’s been here for some time now, and The Excitements have been working it out in the sweaty bandstands all over. In the midst of all the band’s dates, we’re proud to announce a further PENNIMAN R&B REVUE date, and a special one indeed. We are presenting, besides the well known THE LIMBOOS and ourselves, an upcoming skyrocketing gospel group Penniman Records has been collaborating with, the mighty SEY SISTERS! It will be a triple feature you will not want to miss, at the famous FESTIVAL CASTELL DE PERALADA, in Girona, Spain. This will be on Saturday, August 15th 2015. You can get advance tickets for that crazy night here.

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New 2015 Spring tourdates!

The Excitements are back, not like they were gone anyway! April and May will see the band touring great festivals and clubs around Europe. First and foremost, after a very special night at the Apolo last January with the debut of our Penniman Records R&B Revue featuring THE EXCITEMENTS and THE LIMBOOS, we’ll repeat that great experience in Madrid! Also, we are so pleased to travel Spain, France and Belgium again, meeting old and new friends, so check your nearest town and come down with us!
 

APRIL AND MAY 2015 TOUR DATES

23.04 – Barcelona, SPAIN – Fabrica Damm, St. Jordi mini-set
25.04 – Madrid, SPAIN – Sala Caracol, Penniman Records R&B Revue (+ The Limboos)
30.04 – Girona, SPAIN – Insomni Festival
01.05 – Lessines, BELGIUM – Roots & Roses Festival
02.05 – Antweerp, BELGIUM – Piaf
15.05 – Tarrega, SPAIN – Festa Major
16.05 – Basauri ,SPAIN – Social Antzokia
30.05 – Audincourt, FRANCE – Le Moloco

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New 45rpm OUT NOW – “Don’t you dare tell her”

We are proud to present you yet another seven incher from the acclaimed “Sometimes too much ain’t enough” sessions, backed with an incredible foot tapping R&B mid-tempo which has been a staple of The Excitements’ live performances for years now: “I’m gonna make you eat those words”. This is probably the band’s most elegant release in 45 format, bound to be another DJ delight in any downtown soul party.

Out now on Penniman Records!

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PENNIMAN R&B REVUE AT THE APOLO BCN / JANUARY 2015 DATES

As you all might have discovered by now, we are kicking off 2015 with a bunch of new dates around SPAIN and FRANCE, and most important of all, BARCELONA’s APOLO is going to be set on fire with the first PENNIMAN R&B REVUE ever, which we’ll be part of with our label-mates THE LIMBOOS. This will be on friday, January 9th 2015. You can get advance tickets for that crazy night 10 EURO only here.

 

JANUARY 2015 TOUR DATES

02.01 Spain – LOGROÑO / Festival Actual
03.01 Spain – VITORIA / Helldorado
09.01 Spain – BARCELONA / Apolo, Penniman R&B Revue
16.01 Spain – MADRID / Tempo Club
17.01 Spain – ZARAGOZA / Sala López
29.01 France – LENS / Le Colisee Theatre Municipal
30.01 France – MARNE LA VALLEE / Ferme du Buisson
31.01 France – PERIGUEUX / Le Sans Reserve

 

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“Sometimes too much ain’t enough” LP/CD on stores NOW + updated tour dates

The wait is finally over, and we are delighted to announce that SOMETIMES TOO MUCH AIN’T ENOUGH, The Excitements’ second full-length is out on stores today! You will find it on your local record shop (support them!), Penniman Records’ website, and as a download on several Internet stores such as amazon.com! Go get it while they last!

 

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The Excitements are a hardworking band, almost hyperactive, so when you are in a state of perpetual motion, things happen fast and time flies. Within six months of their first show in March 2010, the group was touring all over Europe, and recorded their first album. The album was a totally unexpected success which led the band across the continent for a year and a half.
It’s sad to say, but “Sometimes Too Much Aint Enough”, the second LP, surpasses its predecessor in all respects, and gives the impression that until now the band was just warming up.
The essence of their sound has not changed substantially over the debut, early Soul, R & B, and a hint of 50s gospel, but now fully developed, sharpened and fine tuned, thanks to two years of intense rehearsing and countless shows.
It would be difficult to pick out a standout song from this album, because it contains twelve potential singles, so we won’t. Just listen to it, and see that everything is here- great originals and covers arranged and performed with a nod to all that you love, and a repertoire that offers everything from sophisticated R&B, soul, gospel, latin, Stax style instrumentals, and tear jerking, hypnotic ballads. Masterfully produced by Mike Mariconda, the band moves freely from a small combo to an orchestra with a sense of dynamics that few bands have today. The explosive voice of Koko Jean Davis demands that you jump, dance, and weep all at the same time, confirming that, indeed, there are times when too much simply aint enough.

 


“SOMETIMES TOO MUCH AIN’T ENOUGH” PRESENTATION TOUR DATES FALL/WINTER 2013

04.10 France – LYON / Ninkasi
05.10 France – LA PESSE / Azimut festival
11.10 Spain – MURCIA / Teatro Municipal
12.10 Spain – ONDARROA / Marabilli Sorten Festibala
17.10 France – BORDEAUX / Le bootleg
18.10 France – TOURS / Salle Theleme
19.10 France – LE HAVRE / Ouest Park festival
25.10 Germany – BERLIN / Bassy club
26.10 Netherlands – MAASTRICHT / Muziekgieterij
31.10 Netherlands – DEVENTER / Burgerweeshuis
01.11 Netherlands – DEN HAAG / Paard van Troje
02.11 Netherlands – HAARLEM / Patronaat
05.11 France – PARIS / Cafe de la Danse
06.11 France – PARIS / Silencio Club
07.11 France – AMIENS / La Lune des Pirates
08.11 Belgium – LEUVEN / Het Depot
09.11 Belgium – BRUGE / cactus club
15.11 Spain – LLEIDA / Cotton Club
16.11 France – SIMIANE / Tour du Pays d’Aix 3
23.11 Spain – BARCELONA / Barcelona City Hall
27.11 UK – LONDON / Shacklewell Arms
28.11 UK – BRIGHTON / Komedia
29.11 France – CALAIS / Beautiful Swamp Blues Festival