Violin - Billy Thompson
Accordian - Nigel Hopkins
Guitar/Voice - Gary Phillips
Guitar/Voice - Andy King
Bass - Robin Hames
from Red Lick Records:
In fact, when I first heard this riotous no-holds barred, right-in-your-face roller-coaster-ride of guitars, violin, accordian and double bass, I thought they had come barreling out of Transylvania or Celejani, Romania - they pump out absolutely knock-out performances that are as exciting as you can get!
The two guitarists simply power every tune along, soloing like crazy, clanging out the rhythm and driving violinist Billy Thompson on to slash out some truly dangerous, wild playing while the accordian player stabs in and out of the mix adding just the right seasoning to the whole rusty bucket of planet soup. A brilliant mix of the traditional and modern stuff. They certainly have soaked up the influences from the gypsy world music scene and like the musicians they love they're not afraid to take on tunes by Rheinhardt and Grappelli, Duke Ellington, Baden Powell and even Ron Kavana and Bob Dylan!
I know people who've seen The Amigos play live and say they're dynamite on stage - I can't believe that they can be any better than they are on this blistering new CD.