Pacifico Blues is a contemporary Blues band from London, England performing an eclectic repertoire of upbeat and crowd-pleasing Blues and Blues-influenced music as an Unplugged Trio, a feisty 5 or 6 piece band or the full festival lineup which grows to at least 9 or 10-strong – drawn from the wonderful and eclectic AllStars Collective.
Pacifico Blues gigs are characterised by the warm and friendly atmosphere created by the band as they develop the atmosphere from a mellow mood to a full-on party.
Paul Pacifico – Blues Harmonica
|Paul is manager of the internationally renowned AllStars Collective, which is made up of some forty of the world’s top session musicians. He formed Pacifico Blues with AllStars gutarist Chris Newland in 2005 as a fun side project alongside the main band. Paul’s live credits also include performances with Maceo Parker, KT Tunstall, Jools Holland, Jocelyn Brown, Alfie Boe and Jim Mullen.|
Chris Newland – Guitar & Vocals
|Chris’ recent live work includes playing guitar at the Royal Albert Hall to launch the British Olympic team for London 2012. He has performed alongside Brian May, Joss Stone and Bonnie Tyler as well as shows with Roy Ayers and Jocelyn Brown. Chris was a featured guest along with Ronnie Wood, Dr John, James Cotton and others at a Night of Blues in 2012 at the Roundhouse in London in aid of charity Save The Children Fund. Chris is also responsible for the famous guitar playing on the iconic calypso song ‘Hot Hot Hot’.|
Richard Simmons – Keyboards
|Richard Simmons’ musical roots are in New Orleans and Blues. He has worked for many years with the legendary New Orleans vocalist Lilian Boutte, and has performed with Peter Green, Eddie Floyd and Hamish Stuart of The Average White Band.|
Chantelle Duncan – Vocals
|A well-known and respected singer on London’s session scene, Chantelle’s impressive range and expressive voice contribute an amazing aspect to the Pacifico Blues sound.Chantelle’s recent credits include performing on Soul Noel, a major music project for the BBC, with Beverly Knight and Carleen Anderson. Originally from Scotland, Chantelle has been described as the Celtic Eva Cassidy having previously won the Blackfriars Young Jazz Soloist of the Year title. She has also worked with Alexander O’Neal, ABC, Jamelia, Melanie C, Marcella Detroit and many others.|
Winston Blisset – Bass
Tony Mason – Drums
|Tony Mason’s Groove is legendary. His global reputation as a drummer has seen him work with some of the industry’s greats.Tony’s credits include Ronny Jordan, Mary J Blige, Matt Bianco, Incognito, Eddie Grant, Jazz Crusaders, Martin Taylor, Al Green and Daniel Beddingfield.|