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Papa Tigre!

Papa Tigre!
london, UK
Postal code:
se22 0dn
Latin Rock, Americana, Roots Music
David 'Papa Tigre' Allen, Jim'Dandy', Zed
Latin, Blues, Flamenco, North African


There is a dark theatrical edge to the music we play inspired by the romanticised violence and bathos in Latin popular culture - a strong element of what I call Trash Noir.

David Clark Allen has conjured magical melodies for Mae West, Tony Visconti, Michelle Phillips, Georgio Moroder and Agnetha Faltskog. He tickled the musical fancies of Bowie and Bolan and - fronting his legendary flamenco/rock band Carmen - toured with numerous bands, from Santana, Jethro Tull and ELO, to the Blue Oyster Cult.

From his mothers Mexican zoot suit ghetto roots to the Welsh explorers and artists on his fathers side, David's life is - and continues to be - theatrical and extraordinary.

'Papa Tigre!' is the latest incarnation on David's musical journey - brutal vocals, soaring guitar, hard funk bass, cajon in a 'latin stylee' and beautiful melody! David on guitar and lead vocals, Jim Dandy on bass and Zed on cajon - ingredients to create magic!