Mexrrissey at the Barbican in London
After having their first show at Pasagüero on Mexico City a couple of weeks ago, Mexrrissey played at the barbican in London with a great success. Camilo Lara, part of Morrissey, explains the project as a journey through different mexican rhythms as mariachi, danzón and cha cha cha that fit really good with Morrissey's songs.
The band made adaptations for the lyrics where far form being a cover or a tribute band, they made the songs their own say Camilo on an interview for the BBC.
Another note on BBC World
Photos by Valerie Miranda y Roger Alarcon
After the show some english newspapers wrote their review:
The Guardian 1 st Review
The Guardian 2nd Review
"The seven-piece band is led by musical director Camilo Lara and it is palpably evident that this earnest tribute is a labour of love, not a postmodern snigger. The musicianship zings with joie de vivre, while vibrant mariachi rhythms supplant Johnny Marr’s fluid guitar beautifully on The Boy With the Thorn in His Side, imbuing Morrissey’s typically solipsistic alienation lament with warmth and humanity."
"Camilo Lara, the producer and remixer responsible for assembling the blend of alternative and traditional musicians that comprise Mexrrissey, puts the attraction down to “The Pope of Mope” and his mastery of melodrama: “Mexico is a very melodramatic country”, he says. At once both grand of scale and tightly intimate, the Barbican’s main hall provides the perfect space for the collective’s debut on their idol’s shores, and for a mutual love of Morrissey to be explored with an enthusiastic sell-out crowd."
" WHAT a revelation Mexrrissey was. The Mexican supergoup playing their own interpretation of Morrissey and Smiths songs in Spanish at The Barbican on Saturday night was an inspiration.This was not a covers band, each song was thoughtfully reimagined by talented musicians in their own right. The audience was a strange mix of Barbican culture vultures, a delighted Mexican presence, young hipsters, Moz-a-likes and a considerable gay crowd, all dancing together in the aisles by the end."
And another one for their show in Manchester...
"At the last stop of their six-date UK tour, Mexrrissey – a band of seven Mexican ‘musical gunslingers’ – will find themselves up against a tough crowd in the city where Morrissey began. It might seem a bizarre combination – the fast-paced colour of Mexico against the bleak picture of Manchester life painted by Morrissey – but Latin Americans love him, with his lines on love, loss and longing resonating with our fellow fans across the pond."