Maybe it’s fitting that in the city that spawned King Records’ legendary recordings, including Mr. James Brown, Soul music still sweats and pulses in our Queen City. Los Honchos are the new Soul contenders on the block, and this six-piece combo bring plenty of heat and horns to the party.
Nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the R&B/Soul category this year, Los Honchos have been revving up their inimitable brand of raunch, roll and soul now since 2005.
They’ve perfected their potent cocktail on their debut record, Viva Los Honchos, which will be released at the end of January.
The Honchos’ own Web site describes their sound as like the “liquored up lounge band from Pulp Fiction,” and it’s hard to improve on that self-appraisal. You can imagine John Travolta and Uma Thurman strutting in their loafers to the riotous, gritty Honchos’ groove. Cheeky grins all around as the band swaggers in with cadenced, bravura blasts of sax and trumpet, courtesy of Dan Barger and Rob Mulhauser.
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