Sun, Mar 8, 6pm
Ancha de San Antonio 9A
415 152 4373
By Pablo Alejandro Malagón Gallegos
The nights in San Miguel de Allende have always been colored by exceptional bands that take us through history and time with all the classics we love. Musicians with their great talent turn a normal day into something memorable. With this in mind, Los Otros Band takes the stage of Paprika Restaurant as one of the main bands of the month. Dedicating their life to perfecting their technique and sharing their passion, Los Otros is a band that offers us the best of the unforgettable music of the last century.
Four musicians with great experience residing in San Miguel, the band plays our favorite pop, rock, and soul songs from the 1950s to the 1980s. Within their repertoire, there are songs by the Beatles, Joe Jackson, Sam Cook, Sting, Sam and Dave, and Ray Charles, among many others. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to get up and shake something loose!
Singer/guitarist and part-time San Miguel resident, Paul Segal had just returned to San Miguel from France where he lives six months a year, when he met two other recent San Miguel transplants, guitarist David McCue and bassist Bill Kavanagh, at a “pickin’ party.” There was an immediate musical chemistry between them, and within a few days they had decided to form a new musical project together. Needing a drummer, Paul pitched the project to long-time San Miguel resident and percussionist extraordinaire, Rick Shlosser, and Los Otros was born.
Band leader Paul Segal, is a California native who moved to France six years ago after a long career in design that included a six-year stint as an art director at Apple computers. Though he made his living as a designer, Segal has made music since he was 10 years old when he taught himself to play the guitar.
Enthralled by folk music in the early 60s and particularly by the Kingston Trio, Segal labored to teach himself the guitar. He remembers once while in high school, his mother coming into his room and admonishing him for practicing guitar rather than doing his French homework. He protested that it was a waste of time for him to study French as he knew no French people and he “was never going to go to France!”
Shlosser, one of the most prolific session drummers of the 70s and 80s, has recorded with everyone from Rod Stewart, Kenny Rogers, Alice Cooper, Barbara Streisand, to Dione Warwick, Natalie Cole, and Etta James. You can hear his playing on perennial classics such as “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie; “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton; “Tonight’s the Night” by Rod Stewart; “Wild Night” and “Jackie Wilson Said” by Van Morrison; “How You Gonna See Me Now” by Alice Cooper; “Queen of Hearts” and “Déjà Vu” by Dionne Warwick; “Everyday” by James Taylor, and many more.