Review: The Mavericks

The Mavericks performing at Sheffield City Hall
The Mavericks performing at Sheffield City Hall
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The Mavericks
Sheffield City Hall

Reformed after a break and back on the road with a new album, The Mavericks landed in Sheffield. Bringing their unique sound that has a mix of Latin, country, rock, blues and any other influences you can imagine.

Fronted by larger-than-life Cuban-American frontman Raul Malo, the band gave a fairly full City Hall a great night’s entertainment from the moment they hit the stage playing material from their back catalogue as well as from their latest album, In Time.
And the audience were not disappointed by anything, with some on their feet from the start.
In Eddie Perez, they have a great guitarist, with keyboard player Jerry Dale McFadden, along with the rest of the line-up, bringing together a tight, but melodic sound that suited the tropical weather we’ve had lately.

With slick guitar playing and great backing from the horn section, the City Hall crowd were treated to songs like Back in Your Arms Again and There Goes My Heart, before the initial set ended with the classic Dance The Night Away, which had the venue on its feet and couples turning the hall into an impromptu dance floor as they filled the aisles.

You may not have heard many of their tracks, so check them out.

On this performance, they’ll be around for a few years yet.