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Esteban EP in May and on tour from 10th April

ESTEBAN

Stephen - Vox / Muel – Drums / Liam – Guitar / Ricky – Bass

www.myspace.com/estebanuk


‘Deep Breath’ EP - Released 4th May
On The Animal Farm


Esteban are a lifestyle of music, art, brotherhood, parties and touring – and also a breath of fresh air.

Life affirming, soul stirring world pop music or, as they call it, Desert Funk.

‘It's what happens when you want to dance! A journey to the hills of Santiago and the beaches of South East Asia.'

With songs drenched in addictive pop hooks, socially aware lyrics, Latin and African beats and funk, Esteban have already received media support from the likes of Tom Robinson at BBC 6 Music and Total Guitar who, recognizing guitarist Liam's unique fingerpicking style, featured Esteban as ‘Ones To Watch’.

With touring firmly in their blood, Esteban have appeared alongside Gomez, Chumbawumba and the Young Knives and it is on the road live where you will be captivated by Esteban's crazy dance moves and vocalists Stephen's enigmatic performances. It is this that has helped secure the bands reputation of boasting a massive stage presence and being described live as “having all the freshness of dew on a summer’s morning”.

“A touch of Latino here and the odd hint of afro rhythms there... exotic blend of funked-up indie and straight pop/rock with a twist... massively up-lifting and extremely likeable.” - Toxic Pete

Derbyshire based Esteban formed under terrifying circumstances, backpacking in Bali during the terrorist attacks of 2002. Hanging out together around late night camp fires, stories were told about the world and its ways and the 4 musicians embarked on a life changing voyage to South East Asia where their eyes were fully opened to the world in which we live.

Late last year Esteban's bassist Ricky found out that his biological mother is from Guyana. “We made contact for the first time since I was born. For a kid raised in Derbyshire, discovering my roots far away in the Third World was amazing. It led me to think about what we as a band could do with our music to help those less fortunate than us. It's not as if we're rolling in dough ourselves, but I reckon we can make a small difference in people's lives.”

With this in mind, the band have teamed up with PLAN UK, an organisation that runs community development projects all over the world. PLAN UK and Esteban raise funds for education, sanitation and health programmes in deprived communities in South America.

Proceeds from the band's record sales will go directly into these projects. The band are also working with a number of Derbyshire businesses to help raise further funding to help and improve life and the future of many less fortunate than ourselves.

The power of music and a little bit of cash go far in these tough economic times.

ESTEBAN - Summer 2009 TOUR DETAILS
APRIL:
10th National BMX Championships, Derby, DE1 @ 7:30pm – FREE ENTRY
11th The Spice of Life, Soho, London, W1D 5NA @ 10pm - £5
12th Moles, Bath, BA1 2EN @ 9pm - £4
13th The Queens Hotel, St Ives, TR26 1RR @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
16th Ride Café, Plymouth, PL4 8AX @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
17th The Olive Branch, Barnstable, EX31 1SE @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
18th Carlyon Arms, St Austell, PL25 3AS @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
23rd Belushi’s, Greenwich, SE10 8JA @ 10pm – FREE ENTRY
24th The Trafalgar, Tooting, London, SW17 0RT @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
25th Flip Flop Conga, Gyllyngvase Beach, TR11 4PA @ 4pm - FREE ENTRY

MAY:
1st Driftwood Spars, St Agnes, TR5 0RT @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
2nd The Watering Hole, Perranporth, TR6 0JL @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
3rd Belushi’s, Newquay, TR7 1HR @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
4th Finn McCouls, Falmouth, TR11 3PG @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
7th Bar 15, Burton on Trent, DE14 3QW @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
29th Nicals, Bodmin, PL31 2DL @ 9pm - £2
30th Blue Bar, Port Towan, TR4 8AD @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
31st The Rod & Line, Tideford, PL12 5HW @ 7pm – FREE ENTRY

JUNE:
1st National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, TR11 3QY @ 8pm - £5
3rd On The Rocks, Newquay, TR7 @9pm – FREE ENTRY
4th The Beehive, Swindon, SN1 3JS @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
5th Glastonbury Backpacker, Glastonbury, BA6 9HD @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
6th The Radway Inn, Sidmouth, EX10 8PY @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
7th Ring O’Bells, Chagford, TQ13 8AH @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
11th Thatch, Croyde, EX33 1LZ @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
12th The Pound Inn, Wells, BA5 1QZ @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
13th Foresters Arms, Wiliton, TA4 4QY @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
14th Harveys Bar, Launceston, PL15 8AW @ 8pm - FREE ENTRY
19th The Rockhouse, Derby, DE1 1SX @ 9pm - £2
26th Polperro Festival, Polperro, PL13 2RQ @ 4pm - FREE ENTRY

JULY:
3rd The Poacher, Portishead, BS20 6AJ @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
4th The Dolphin, Ilminster, TA19 0DR @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
5th OVM Festival, Moira Furnace DE @ 8pm - £5/10/17
11th Belushi's, Paris, 75019 @ 9pm - 5 Euros
24th Belushi's, Bath, BA1 2JY @9pm - FREE ENTRY
25th New Inn, Witney, OX28 6AU @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
26th The Red Lion, Needham, IP20 9LG @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
29th Havana, Windsor, SL4 1RN @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
31st Belushi’s, Newquay, TR7 1HR @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY

AUGUST:
1st New Quay Inn, Teignmouth, TQ14 8DA @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
2nd Harveys Bar, Launceston, PL15 8AW @ 8pm - FREE ENTRY
7th Glastonbury Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury, BA6 9DU @ 10pm - £5
9th The Queens Hotel, St Ives, TR26 1RR @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
10th Finn McCouls, Falmouth, TR11 3PG @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
13th Bunters, Truro, TR1 3DL @ 10pm – FREE ENTRY
14th Blackdown Hills Beer Festival, Exeter, EX14 9RD @ 8pm £TBC
15th Mr Wolfs, Bristol, BS1 1JX @ 10pm - £3/4
16th The Grand Junction, Tring, HP23 5QE @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
19th On The Rocks, Newquay, TR7 @9pm – FREE ENTRY
20th Thatch, Croyde, EX33 1LZ @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
21st Driftwood Spars, St Agnes, TR5 0RT @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
22nd Blue Bar, Port Towan, TR4 8AD @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
28th Kings Arms, Bath, BA1 2AT @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
29th Belushi’s, Newquay, TR7 1HR @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
30th The Ropemakers, Bridport, DT6 3QP @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
31st Two Pigs, Corsham, SN13 0HY @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY


SEPTEMBER:
4th The Watering Hole, Perranporth, TR6 0JL @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
5th The Pheonix, Watergate Bay, Newquay, TR8 4AB @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
6th The Trout Inn, Cirencester, GL7 3HA @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
9th On The Rocks, Newquay, TR7 @9pm – FREE ENTRY
10th Ring O’Bells, Chagford, TQ13 8AH @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
11th The Queens Hotel, St Ives, TR26 1RR @ 9pm – FREE ENTRY
12th Rising Sun, Barnstaple, EX31 1SR @ 9pm - FREE ENTRY
25th The Rockhouse, Derby, DE1 1SX with *FINLEY QUAYE*

Last updated: 18/04/2018 20:23:34

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