The Excitements were born in 2009, and founded by Adrià Gual and Daniel Segura. Very soon they started touring, both nationally and internationally, especially in Europe.
During their career, they have released three LPs and six 45s with Barcelona independent label Penniman Records and have appeared on compilations in Spain, France, and the UK. In 2019 the band was restructured, Daniel Segura leaves the music and the French singer of Somali origin Kissia San becomes the new frontwoman. After years of relentless work, The Excitements took their foot off the pedal and used their downtime to hit the reset button. At the end of the year, they present the new line-up at La Marató de TV3 (TV show). In 2021 they signed with Satélite K and released their fourth and, until now, last album “Keepin’ on”. This fourth album is the product of patience, perseverance, and the inspiration that comes with downtime to dream, experiment, and create.
During this years, they have participated in international festivals such as: Fête de l’Humanité (France), Paleo Festival (Switzerland), Garorock (France), Shambala Fest (UK), Jazzablanca (Morocco), Montreal Jazz Festival and Festival d’Etê of Quebec City (Canada), Queen’s day (Holland), Couleur Cafe (Belgium) or Fusion Festival (Germany) to international fairs like Mama Festival (France), Eurosonic Noorderslag fest (Holland) or BIME (Bilbao), jazz and blues festivals like Jazzablanca (Morocco), Cognac Blues Fest (France), Carthage Jazz Festival (Tunisia), Blues Peer Festival (Belgium), London Blues Festival (UK), Belfast International Arts Festival (UK) or San Sebastian Jazzaldia Festival (Spain), they have participated to BAM and La Merce, big festival in their hometown, to national festivals like Enclave de Aguas (Soria), Festival de Peralada (Girona), Actual (Logroño), Sonorama (Burgos), Esférica (La Rioja) or Festimad (Madrid) to specialized festivals like Euroyeye (Spain), Purple Weekend (Spain), Funtastic Festival (Spain), Beat Festival (Italy), or Hangar Rockin (Switzerland).
They have also played in emblematic venues in about twenty countries such as The Royal Albert Hall, Jazz Cafe or O2 in London, New Morning or La Marroquinerie in Paris, Paradiso in Amsterdam, Sala Apolo in Barcelona, Joy Eslava in Madrid or Palác Akropolis in Prague.
They have had monographic programs on TVE (Los Conciertos de Radio3), WDR in Germany (Rockpalast), Canal+ in France (Album de la Semaine), and the French-German platform ARTE. Played in TV shows such as Andrew Marr Show (BBC), En el aire (La Sexta), Pop Rápid (TV3) and Quotidien (TF1) among others.
Their music appears in films such as the Spanish production Tasting Menu, where they make a cameo, and the American blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians.
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.”
-“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.”
-“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.”
voor12friesland (The Netherlands)
-“The Excitements did it again with their new singer Kissia San.”
La Vanguardia (Spain)
-“They continue to be a relentless bomb whose shockwave gives off outstanding soul music.”
Ruta 66 (Spain)