Their time has come again

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - The Guide -

They would be the per­fect band to play at a wed­ding - and if that sounds like faint praise of veter­ans The Mav­er­icks, it’s not meant to. Sim­ply, this is a band who can put a smile on the face and a tap in the toes of ev­ery­one re­gard­less of their mu­si­cal taste.

Their mu­sic - a joy­ful amal­gam of coun­try, Tex- Mexand pure pop - has in­spired ev­ery­body from tots to gran­nies to get on the dance­floor and shake their tail feath­ers.

The band formed in Mi­ami way back in 1989 and be­fore their split in 2003 they recorded six stu­dio al­bums.

Their best known and best loved song was Dance The Night Away which earned them a Bri­tish Num­ber 1 in 1998.

Af­ter much success the band went their sep­a­rate ways with Cuban- Amer­i­can singer Raul Malo main­tain­ing the high­est pro­file with the re­lease of six solo al­bums.

The band – drum­mer Paul Deakin, muti- in­s­tu­men­tal­ist Robert Reynolds, key­boardist Jerry Dale McFad­den and gui­tarist Ed­die Perez – re­formed for a tour last year and now they have de­liv­ered an al­bum ( re­leased Fe­bru­ary 4) of new mu­sic.

Thank­fully, the break seems to have done them good as they sound re­freshed and re­ju­ve­nated.

The play­ing is ex­u­ber­ant and the song­writ­ing is full of a like­able swag­ger.

High­lights in­clude Call Me When You Get To Heaven and Come Unto Me. But best of all is Born To Be Blue which has lovely echoes of Roy Or­bi­son.

The Mav­er­icks

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