Filipino blues band Electric Sala wears some serious influences on their sleeves: Juan de la Cruz’s pioneering Pinoy rock, Cream’s consummate British blues, AC/DC’s slam- bang hard rock.
Playing live at Tiendesitas activity center on a Saturday night, the five-piece combo mixes up their repertoire with Jimi Hendrix, Allman Brothers Band, Rory Gallagher and the Rolling Stones in three hour-long sets.
That’s to be expected for a grizzled bar band. What’s unexpected is that the members of Electric Sala are in their teens or barely out of it.
Listening to 70s rock
Formed two years ago by three brothers and a close friend, the band is presently composed of lead guitarist Paolo Ferrer, 20; bassist Carlos Ferrer,17; and drummer Abdon Ferrer, who’s all of 13. They’re joined by second lead guitarist Jurell Jamison and Jello Marcelo on slide/rhythm guitar.
Shouldn’t these kids be doing Black Keys, instead? (Well, in fact, they do.)
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