57 North Presents: Los Acousticos Bandidos

Local acoustic duo on shmuFM

This week on 57° North Presents, we're delighted to feature Los Acousticos Bandidos! They appeared live on the show on Monday the 19th of June from 8-10pm, playing tracks of theirs, talking us through their careers and even treating us to a live set!

Los Acousticos Bandidos are Colin Black and Scott Cruickshank, two of Aberdeen's busiest musicians. Separately they play in every kind of band under the sun, from ska to hotclub, swing, funk, ceilidh, and jazz, but together their eclectic mix of styles blend into an exciting fusion of jazz, funky pop, and balladry played with zest on their two battered acoustic guitars. Perfectly at home in any venue (the stranger the better), they have played together all over Scotland for about the last 8 years and recorded their first CD in late 2013.

Los Acousticos Bandidos formed to cover a six-month gig residency in a Tapas restaurant, Colin and Scotty quickly realized that their shared love of Jazz, Latin, funk and pop played on acoustic guitars was something they needed to add to their roster of bands - and it's gone from strength to strength playing all over Scotland in every kind of venue imaginable.

If you like what you hear, you can request any of Los Acousticos Bandidos' tracks on any of our live shows by contacting the studio on 01224 483413, by texting 60300 (type SHMU, leave a space and then your message) or by emailing studio@shmu.org.uk

57° North Presents is repeated every Friday at midnight until 2am on 99.8FM, and you can listen to the show here on our website using the live stream or Listen Again feature.