A Not So Average White Band


Last Friday night saw Los Pacaminos deliver an outstanding performance on the Riverside Stage, when they opened the Rewind Festival weekend at Henley-on-Thames. Fronted by Eighties’ heart throb Paul Young, the band boasted an impressive line up of Jamie Moses (guitar & vocals), Steve Greetham (bass), Melvin Duffy (pedal steel guitar), Mark Pinder (drums), and replacing the much-missed Matt Irving on keyboards, “Stevo” ( surname unknown, as befitting any mysterious cowboy!). The absence of guitarist Drew Barfield ensured we were treated to a very special guest appearance by former Average White Band frontman, Hamish Stuart.

The band took us through a fun set of Tex-Mex tracks, including Come A Little Bit Closer, Battered and Broozed, Woolly Bully and La Bamba, as well as a sublime rendition of Al Green’s “Belle”, with Hamish taking the lead vocal. The Pacs have a number of gigs lined up, so check them out if you can. In the meantime, here is a little taste of what to expect…