Daniel Casares presents his latest album

Estepona flamenco guitarrist Daniel Casares presents his new album and new show Picassares at Estepona’s Auditorio Felipe VI on Saturday 19 December from 8.30 pm. This latest album, drawing on the landscapes of Estepona, has been  more than a year in production and sees a return to the flamenco essence.

Featuring collaborations with Dulce Pontes, Antonio Martinez Ares, and Miguel Poveda with a version of “I’d love” by Luis Eduardo Aute. There are also collaborations with  Lulo Perez (producer of several Alejandro Sanz album), Israeli bassist Adam Ben Ezra and Rubio de Pruna, singer who accompanied him on his last tour.

In this show, Daniel, through his guitar, gives his personal interpretation of scenes from the life of the painter Picasso, from his birth with “Malaga” or death, with the song “Paris” as well as figures or movements of his work such as “The Minotaur” in Picassares represented with a fandango, and Cubism, through bulerías.

In short, Picassares offers 75 minute show, which through the flamenco guitar will pay tribute to the unique artist that was Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

Tickets start at 14€ and are available from www.malagaentradas.com

Picassares

The Electric Alley at Louie Louie’s

Spanish hard rockers The Electric Alley will be performing at Louie Louie’s, Estepona Port this Saturday, 28 November, from 11.30 pm

The Electric Alley is a Hard Rock band formed in Cádiz in 2012. The band started out writing songs and playing local gigs in their hometown. Due to great demand, and positive reviews in the local press, they decided to record their first album. A remarkable achievement in 2014 for the band was to lend their track “No Control” as title music to MOVISTAR TV for the Formula 1 TV show.

Their latest album ‘Get Electrified!’ is the crowning achievement of a long 2015, packed with work. With this LP The Electric Alley aspire to reach as wide an audience as possible, and have contracted with SSM Music, and independent Danish booking agency with whom they have prepared their first European tour which will take them to 10 different countries this year.

Rock is more alive than ever when Get Electrified is playing. A compilation of 10 tracks which evoke the energy and passion that every fan of the genre looks for when they push “play”. The album is influenced by groups from Led Zeppelin and the Black Crowes to comtemporary acts such as Rival Sons, Blackberry Smoke and Mr. Big.
Tickets are just 5€.

The Electric Alley

Estepona hosts II World Ham Contest

Estepona’s Paseo Maritimo will once again be the centre of the world of ham from 12 to 16 August when the II World ‘Jamon’ Contest returns to the town, giving visitors the opportunity to taste the best Jamon and Iberian pork products.

Thousand visitors daily are expected to visit the 69 businesses exhibiting over the five-day event, up from last year’s 55, and which also provides an opportunity for local shops, bars, and restaurants to obtain some of the best products at wholesale prices.

The event also gives the public a chance to sample the best products from across the country at just 5 euros a plate which is organised by the Town Hall in collaboration with professional ham cutter José María Téllez ‘Popi’.

The event will be located on the town’s promenade between Avenida Juan Carlos I and the Port and will be open from 8 pm to 2 am each day.

Jamon certamen Estepona

Estepona Summer Party 2015

The Playa de la Escollera beach next to the lighthouse in Estepona is the venue for the Estepona Summer Party being held on Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 July.

The Party starts on Friday 24 from 7.30 pm with the XV Reggae Night, featuring an evening of classical reggae sounds by Mufayah Sound System with Oscar Selectah and Pablillo MC Gismo, plus performances by Obuntu and Leroy Onestone & Wisehouse Crew who will be presenting their latest album ‘Positivity’. Entry is free.

The Party continues on Saturday 25 from 7.30 pm with Spetto Fest, an evening of music and fun on the beach including an exhibition of Ultimate Frisbee; grilled sardine espetos, as well as music by the bands Seeking Soul Band, and Malpaso. Again, entrance is free.

Estepona Summer Party

Classical music with Recrea Duo in Estepona

Recrea Duo will be performing a concert of classical music at the Padre Manuel Cultural Centre in Estepona on Friday 3 July from 8 pm.

The duo, comprising Saray Martinez on piano and Mirella Frei Serrano on cello, will present a number of pieces by the composer Chopin.

Entry is by way of “Pay After Show”. If you enjoy it pay what you like.

Recrea Duo

Estepona Feria 2015 – Programme

Estepona celebrates its Summer Fair from 7 to 12 July, 2015 with most of the action taking place at the fairground.

Programme

Tuesday 7 July
7 pm – Parade of ‘Giants and Bigheads’ through the town centre announces the start of this year’s Estepona Summer Fair.
9 pm – The coronation of the Queens and Ladies in Waiting will be held at the Estepona Orchid House followed by a performance of flamenco dance by Sheila Jimenez, and finally a firework spectacular to launch this year’s Estepona Feria.
Midnight – Official inauguration of the funfair by the Mayor accompanied by the Estepona Town Band.
12.30 am – Music and dancing into the early hours with the band Crucero in the main pavillion.

Wednesday 8 July – Children’s Day with 50% discount on fairground attractions
12.30 pm – Day Fair at the fairground.
6.30 pm – Children’s Party in the main pavillion with entertainment and chocolate fountain by Trompecocos.
9.30 pm – Performances of classical Spanish dancing by the Eva Alarcon Dance Group, and modern dance by the Laura Perea Dance Group.
10.30 pm – Music and dancing into the early hours with the band Crucero in the main pavillion.

Thursday 9 July
12.30 pm – Day Fair at the fairground.
6.30 pm – Seniors’ Party in the main pavillion.
9.30 pm – Performances of ballroom, cabaret and oriental dancing by the Marivi Rodriguez Dance Group, and modern and contemporary dance by the Claudia Ramírez Rodríguez Dance Group
10.30 pm – Music and dancing into the early hours with the band Crucero in the main pavillion.
12.30 am – Comedy with Manolo Sarria and Justo Gomez. Free Entry.

Friday 10 July
12.30 pm – Day Fair at the fairground.
9.30 pm Performances of classic Spanish and flamenco dancing by the Lourdes Barrientos Dance Group, and modern dance by the Lourdes Bazán Dance Group.
10.30 pm – Music and dancing into the early hours with the band Crucero in the main pavillion.
12.30 am – Grand Fiesta de las Sevillanas with the Cantores de Hispalis. Free entry.

Saturday 11 July
12.30 pm – Day Fair at the fairground.
8.30 pm – Grand Parade at the fairground. A procession of horse drawn carriages will carry the feria Queens and their entourages around the fairground, accompanied by floats and entertainers.
9.30 pm – Performances by the Ana Guerrero and Monica Peña Dance Academies.
10.30 pm – Music and dancing into the early hours with the band Crucero in the main pavillion.
12.30 am – Performance by the Spanish pop singer Melody. Free Entry.

Sunday 12 July
12.30 pm – Day Fair at the fairground.
7.30 pm – Bullfight at the Estepona Bullring.
9.30 pm – Performance of Latin dance by the Maribel García Dance Group and the La Milana Dance Studio.10.30 pm – Music and dancing into the early hours with the band Crucero in the main pavillion.

Estepona Fair 2015

Little Caesar at Louie Louie’s

Little Caesar, Louie Louie, Estepona, Spain

Hard rockers Little Caesar return to Louie Louie’s, Estepona Port, on Wednesday 1 July from 10.30 pm as part of their 2015 European Tour.

Little Caesar play dirty rock ‘n’ roll with a metal touch. If there were a genre called “biker metal” that would indeed be suitable for Little Caesar. Founded in the late 1980s the band, led by tattooed singer Ron Young, are one of those groups that if it hadn’t been for bad timing could have gone on to become superstars, but their appearance on the scene coincided with the rise of grunge and nobody was into load and proud in-your-face rockers.

Despite that reverse serendipity Little Caesar have kept the faith and continued to release albums and are regularly on tour.

Tickets are 10 euros in advance or 13 euros on the door.

Burn – Deep Purple tribute at Louie Louie

Burn in concert

Those of you who enjoyed last summer’s rock concert in the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa will be pleased to know that the tribute band Burn with Rob Sas that rocked the Castle that night will be performing a free concert at Louie Louie’s in Estepona Port on Sunday 21 June from 7 pm.

They will be performing classic rock covers from the likes of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and of course Deep Purple amongst many more.

Many of the band members are over from the UK to play the European Harley-Davidson Festival in Jerez this week and will be rounding off the weekend at Estepona’s Louie Louie Rock Bar.

For images of last year’s concert see HERE.

Burn at Louie Louie Rock Bar