Jenny and the Mexicats is a fusion of nationalities and personalities, a band that has a very particular history more than anything accidental. The band had its beginnings in Madrid as Pachucos and the princess, in June 2008.
It all started when Icho (double bass) invited Jenny to live in Madrid. 20-year-old Jenny had come to the right place. Icho called the best guitarist he knew, Pantera, a guitarist with a very versatile flamenco technique, he and Icho had played together for many years in a rockabilly and punk group in his hometown in Mexico.
Pantera proposed to a colleague who played the cajon instead of drums, and so David arrived, an extraordinary Spanish cajon, with whom he had already shared the stage in the world of flamenco.
This is how the little adventure of an English girl who emigrates to Spain in search of new sounds is born, and gives rise to Jenny and the Mexicats.
Their first concert was Wonderland, a small festival that generates money to help cancer research in the UK, in August 2008. The roots of this new sound made Jenny start composing a lot and so Jenny and the Mexicats started to rehearse in the place where everyone had met… a flamenco tablao.
Jenny didn't speak Spanish and David didn't speak English, so they only understood each other musically and with a little help from the two Mexicans translating. In England Jenny and the Mexicats began to attract attention and they realized that they had created something special.
On their return to Spain they realized that fusion was also working very well there, so they began to play in the street and later in all the venues throughout Spain. After signing with a record label in England, Jenny and the Mexicats decided to go independent in order to have more musical control of the band's sound and to grow in a more real and natural way. This is how MEXICAT RECORDS was born.
They recorded their first album 'JENNY AND THE MEXICATS' in the summer of 2011 in Madrid and moved to Mexico City in 2012. With this production they managed to obtain a Gold record. This record material contains a mixture of songs in Spanish and English, classics of their material such as Heaven Knows and Starting Something, as well as three hits in Spanish: Verde Más Allá, Me Voy a Ir and Flor, with which they managed to bring the band's name to everyone's lips.
In 2014 they released their second album 'OME' and the first single Labios was part of the soundtrack of the movie “Amor de mis Amores” directed by Manolo Caro. The album has new songs with all the Mexicat spirit and mixes great rhythms, a lot of energy and moments of sensitivity.
In Frenético Ritmo and Boulevard the Mexican influences are noticeable, there is even a song full of energy dedicated to the dogs of the band Sasha and Esteban. David's voice takes on more prominence in songs like, It hurts to walk, Lips and Boulevard.
The last song on the album 'Back to Basics' demonstrates the simplest and most emotional way of composing by Jenny, alone with her guitar. It should be noted that all the art on the album was designed by Pantera.
A musical combination that mixes rhythms of jazz, rockabilly, folk, flamenco, reggae, son from Veracruz, country and cumbia. Which gives Jenny and the Mexicats a unique personality, practically inimitable.