“Adios Amigo began in a distant land, some 5923 miles south (as the crow flies) of San Francisco, California, in the South American capital city of Santiago, Chile. It was in this foreign place that Johnny Major, during his college year abroad, began writing love songs on an old, beat-up, Cuban guitar for a Chilean girl whom he would go on to marry. Adios Amigo, the band, was put together after completion of recordings in the Sacramento studio of sound engineer and college friend, David Pullin (Sholi, The Soft White Sixties). All instruments were performed by Major, and the recordings would go on to become Adios Amigo’s self-titled, debut EP”.
A good measure of softly sung dream-pop nourishment and under-sensitive banjo riffs, Adios Amigo breathes more of a hearty welcome than a tender goodbye. `Chicken` is the first single taken from the second EP `Dos`- A perfectly weighted summer tune and solely responsible for leading me into the calming musical world of the Californian four-piece. The five track release is a multi-genre bonanza, the hidden harmonies are indulgent luxuries with warmth and taste, don`t be fooled by the lush and summery `Chicken`, it`s an intricate plan! I`m already half way through a fifth listen.
“The band’s two EPs are an eclectic batch of songs tied together by a pop sensibility and a calm, upbeat sentimentality. The songs are about various elements of life: love, past, present, future, and falling asleep on the couch with somebody special. There is not an unhappy note among them. Current members include Johnny Major (guitar, vocals), Jason Forrest (guitar, vocals), Shawn McNamara (bass, vocals), Steve Wills (drums, vocals), and Lily Sloan (keys, vocals)”.
Courtesy Of US/THEM Group