Frank Carillo and the Bandoleros
"Bad Out There"
Jezebel Records

When we received this CD we all agreed, WOW, what a great talent!

Frank Carillo and the Bandoleros knock one out of the ball park with their CD Bad Out There.  This is the kind of CD you just can not listen to enough.  We receive a lot of CD’s every day and this is one of the few, we have played over and over and over again.  It is replete with great stories, set to some awesome music.  So often, on a CD, there are a couple of songs you skip over to get to the good stuff.   Such is absolutely not the case with Carillo’s CD all 14 tracks are awesome.

Carillo’s throaty voice is made to order for the songs he sings, as it adds a subtle, soulful element to the piece.  Whether he is putting his heart and soul into one of the slower melodies or belting out an up-tempo tune, his distinctive voice holds the listener and literally puts them in the song.

Carillo is also an extraordinary gifted songwriter/story teller.  The tales he spins with the lyrics will keep you rapt and anxiously awaiting his next verse.  On top of all that, add his Bandoleros.  They complete the experience.  From backup vocals to instrumentation, this group of professionals does it all just right. We just cannot say enough good things about this CD, it is really terrific.

Brenda Barbee - RMR Staff Reviewer

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