The Wanted dish up full-throated full-throttle entertainment filled with slick licks and subtly inflected rhythms, fusing vintage North American folk, blues and country music with rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll in a distinctive roots music mash-up.
AltCountryForum (Europe’s leading roots music publication) describes the band’s performances as: “…full of contagious, hip swaying, raucous music…Simply irresistible!”
With offerings from the likes of Patsy Cline to Sheryl Crow, from Hank Williams to Chuck Berry, The Wanted reconstruct an eclectic mix of classics, and infuse their own material with the spirit of the covers they’re wired to—darkly haunting, incisively witty, or just plain fun. The band forges a fresh sound by finding common ground in diverse material, combining intricate harmonies and traditional instrumentation with unique elements such as washboard, bodhran, cajon, and acoustic lap steel guitar. There’s a small orchestra of instruments here and they’re deployed with great skill.
Mariposa says: “The Wanted will transport you to another era, so hop on board for a great ride.”