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Paul Young with Tex Mex twist.

The back to basics Fish Quay Festival at North Shields will close this evening with a somewhat alternative performance from headliner and eighties chart-topper Paul Young.

Although most will know Young for gravel-filled hits such as Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) and Every Time You Go Away, he will take to the stage with his much-acclaimed band Los Pacaminos who play Tex-Mex-style music ( which, can be roughly translated as bluesy rock `n' roll with a slight Latin feel.

"I was between record labels and writing material for a new album but I wanted to play live again," explains Paul.

"I've always loved the Tex-Mex sound and knew a few musicians who had a similar passion for this type of music. So I asked them to join me in forming a band.

"It started out just for fun, playing for the pleasure of it, and it just took off from there.

"It's real bar room stuff, foot stompers, not too many slow songs ( a real party atmosphere."

Before Paul takes to the stage, visitors to the festival, which began yesterday, will be treated to performances by The Caffrey Brothers, Gladstone, Ryofu, Steve Gilroy Band, Cuban Salsa, The Questionnaires and John Miller and the Country Casuals.

In addition to the music on offer, there will be street theatre, colourful parades and an array of market stalls and fairground attractions.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 31, 2004
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