Orkesta Mendoza

Sage Two


Ticket Details

General Sale: Friday 16 December. 10am Online / 12noon Ticket Office


A mix of cumbia, mambo, indie and Tex-Mex psychedelia – all in well-cut suits.

“Sergio Mendoza is one of the great innovators of the Arizona music scene. A brash, widescreen style that would have impressed Phil Spector…there is impressive variety in his exuberant approach. Classy and enormous fun.” The Guardian

Their brash, widescreen style and witty reference to 60s instrumental pop is both effortlessly classy and enormous fun. Orkesta Mendoza is led by Mexican American kingpin Sergio Mendoza, who is also a member and co-producer of Tucson music legends Calexico, and arranger and founder member of Mexrrissey.

“Simmering slabs of cumbia and mambo, tempered with a folkloric, tex-mex psychedelic edge.” Rhythm Passport

Focused, fierce and beautifully executed by a superbly drilled set of musicians dressed in their uniform of black suits and sunglasses, the band look like nothing so much as the Blues Brothers playing at a Day of the Dead party.

“A musically defiant riposte to the virulent separatism of Donald Trump.” The Independent

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Part of the La Linea Festival on tour.

Part of What's On in March and April

Gateshead International Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival and Folkworks Pass It On Festival take place on the south bank of the Tyne this Spring alongside Sage Gateshead’s usual programme of eclectic and high quality artists.

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