“Hackney’s answer to the Gypsy Kings” - Come Dine With Me
Spanish songs, celebrating a golden age of Latin song/melody, and flamenco-style coplas aka Canción Española
Amor Bendito is actor and translator Robert Allwood. He was born in London, and has lived in Brighton, Berlin and Barcelona. He loves flamenco music and fino (dry sherry – Tio Pepe will be fine, thanks!). His most recent TV appearance was in Come Dine With Me – Enfield as the entertainment, singing a Mexican ranchera. As an actor he has appeared in Very Important People, Seconds From Disaster: King's Cross Fire on National Geographic, and in the 118 118 Rocky ad. He translated the original catalogue for the museum treasures rescued from Afghanistan.
Influences/tags/Similar Artists: Miguel de Molina, Billie Holiday, Lola Flores, Rocío Jurado, Pedro Infante, Chavela Vargas, Lila Downs, Marifé de Triana, Antonio Machín, Ibrahim Ferrer, Buena Vista Social Club, Manu Chao, Concha Buika.
Previous gigs have included Come Dine With Me – Enfield as the entertainment, TChances, Evidently Chickentown, Hays Galleria, Poetry Cafe, the Palatine, Tribal Voices festival, Diceman George’s, The Klinker, the Black Dog Club, the Mindsweeper, Friern Barnet Community Library, Everest Base Camp talk, Southwark Arts Festival, Regent Studios, float23's Meltdown, the Torriano, Caledonian Road Festival, Bonnington Sundays, Billy Blake’s Birthday Bash, Paranoid Olympics
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