Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Now we're going to dance
Frances Huntington | Third stone from the stone, Brisbane, QLD Australi | 03/17/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These grooves jump across barriers. Whenever I hear the mariachi sample that opens these proceedings, the guitars and the first burst of vocals from The Beautiful Elvettes (featuring Pinky) and I'm waiting for the lights to reveal his Hispanic Majesty. Viva El Vez! Songs include retreads of material sung or composed by The King, Santana, David Bowie, Paul Simon and others as well as a traditional number ('El Negra') and originals. El Vez knows how to Party, warn against involvement with gangs and organised crime, pay tribute to Zapata, Chavez, name check Celia Cruz and Wall of Voodoo as well as advocate the practice of safe sex and equal rights for women. Yours truly has never heard anything quite like it and neither has this little pocket of spacetime. The back of the CD says 'Play loud' for a reason. His band, the aptly named Memphis Mariachis, know how to change tempo and paste the bits of melody together seamlessly with Jim Avgeris, guitars and mandolin, deserving special mention.Let the Mexican Elvis into your life. You'll say, "Thank you very much"."
EL VEZ is better than Elvis
A. Johnston | Minneapolis, MN | 05/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"El Vez is not a muscian to listen to only; he has to be experienced to be appreciated. Don't just buy the CDs, try to get tickets to a live show when he passes through your city or a city near you. He is very talented, extremely sexy, and funny as hell. You simply can not understand this artist until you see him in action. Once you see him, you'll appreciate the music. Between the dance steps, the costume changes and dialogue, you will walk away with a smile on your face and a little salsa in your soul. And maybe a cool t-shirt."
Truly a fantastic experience
Frances Huntington | 09/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"El Vez is virtually impossible to describe to those who have not witnessed a live performance. This CD is witty, insightful, thought-provoking, fun, and generally all around great to listen to! I can't say enough good things about it."