It’s Christmas Eve and the second last entry for our Essential Advent Calendar: the Mariachis with ‘Coz It’s Christmas Time’.
The Mariachis, based in the UK, hail from South America, with all members highly accomplished musicians and singers. Formed by Salvador Jimenez Hernandez, the band has performed acoustically for the Royal Family, as well as at the Wireless Music Festival. In 2014 they headlined the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury.
This month The Mariachis became the first ever Mariachi band to headline London’s Jazz Cafe, to coincide with the release of their Christmas single, ‘Coz It’s Christmas Time’.
As well as performing traditional Mariachi repertoire, The Mariachis take pop songs and give them a Mexican twist – including ‘Don’t You Want Me’ (The Human League), East 17s ‘Stay Another Day’, and the classic, ‘I Love Rock & Roll’, by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.