The sharp dressed men of Banda Machos have been performing since 1990 and have honed a style some call Techno Banda because of its use of electric bass, synthesizer, and drum kit, alongside the traditional horns and percussion.
In addition to their rhinestone cowboy outfits, mugging, and occasional dance moves, Banda Machos demonstrates consistently high standards of musicianship.
B [8-31-2014] [Vendor: The Polka Nuts](Banda Machos, Sony Music Latin 8869-777635-9, 2010; DVD, also available as an audio CD) It's been eight years since I last reviewed a banda CD.
In case you don't remember, banda ("band") is the northern Mexican musical style that features big brass bands playing dance music which includes a generous helping of polkas.
A [Read Steve Terrell's review](Polkaholix, Monopol Records, 940833 (M 5369), 2010) How these guys scammed money out of the German Federal Government to make a polka CD is beyond me, but if government dough results in music this good, we should try it here in the US.
Most of the songs are original and they're top notch, as is the performance, the mix and the packaging.
I've loved his theater organ playing since 2002, when I bought a CD of his duets with pianist David Harris.
"All I can say is what a cool concept for a web page.
Obviously you put a good deal of time into what you do and it shows.
On this DVD, you'll see them in concert in their native Jalisco, Mexico.
They're in fine form and look like they're having a good time, just like I do whenevr I watch them.