2013 - 2015
David Clark Allen, Jim 'Dandy' Macallister, Zed
Papa Tigre! are a kickin' combination of flamenco, mariachi, nuevo country and eastern european melody - ritmo! passion! . . . and glorious songs!
" There is a dark theatrical edge to the music we play inspired by the romanticised violencia and bathos in Latin popular culture."
Papa Tigre! was formed by David Clark Allen who conjured magical melodies for Mae West, Tony Visconti, Michelle Phillips, Georgio Moroder and Agnetha Faltskog, 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.
Now, joined by two of the most passionate and powerful musicians you've ever heard, David presents Papa Tigre! - an intoxicating musical mash-up with a raw latin heart . . .
With funk furious bass courtesy of 'Jim Dandy' MaCallister, Zed's shamanistic cajon rhythms, fronted by David's powerful guitar and brutal soaring vocals . . . Papa Tigre! make music that hits your body and feeds your hungry soul!!!