The Wanted — Reconstructing Roots Music
The Wanted dish up full-throated full-throttle entertainment filled with slick licks and infectious rhythms, fusing vintage North American folk, blues and country music with rockabilly and rock and 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!” The Wanted reconstruct an eclectic mix of classics and infuse their original songs with a spirit that is darkly haunting, incisively witty, or just plain fun. The band forges a fresh sound, finding common ground in diverse material and 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. This is a musical experience that audiences are sure to enjoy.