The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will present the Morrisseyinspired ensemble Mexrrissey on Tuesday, November 1, in the Center Theater at 7:30 p.m.
In advance of the show at 6 p.m., the Center hosts the free 21st Annual Dia de los Muertos festival featuring special celebratory cultural activities for the whole family. The festival also includes live music, face painting, sugar skull decorating as well as food and crafts available for purchase.
Mexrrissey has managed to seriously remix Morrissey’s most venerable hits into Spanish, lacing them with Latin beats, brass, accordion and other elements to create a truly unmatchable signature sound. Interviews and hi-res images are available upon request.
Mexrrissey consists of a team of heavy hitters from Mexico’s rock and pop world, including bandleader Camilo Lara, the DJ behind the respected electronica outfit Mexican Institute of Sound. Mexrrissey also features Chetes (guitar), Jay De La Cueva (bass), Alejandro Flores (violin), Alex Escobar (trumpet), Ricardo Najera (drums), and Ceci Bastida (keys). Four of the band members contribute vocals during the live show.
Their debut album, “No Manchester,” was produced by Camilo Lara and mixed by Jack Lahana, who is a Grammy Award winner for his work with Daft Punk and Phoenix. “No Manchester” is a Mexican slang phrase meaning “no way,” or “Are you kidding me?” The album’s Manchester-born compositions now live in Mexico under an assumed name: Mexrrissey.
Mexrissey’s first show in Mexico City was followed by an immediately sold out main stage debut at the Barbican at the La Linea Festival in London. Mexrrissey has had an incredible trajectory right from the start and have extensively toured throughout the UK, including a sold out performance in Manchester, in addition to triumphant shows at BAM in New York and The Regent in Los Angeles.
Experience an evening of cultural festivities and music as Mexrrissey pays homage to Morrissey on November 1.
The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at 800-988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.