So you record your first ep in a day, and 3 weeks later you have the music industry battering down your door. You sign your first management deal... then the rest of your band leave!
So goes the tale of Morgan, head honcho & songwriter of Leeds young noise merchants Buen Chico. Not one to be defeated easily, Morgan picked himself up, dusted himself down & started recruiting new members.
"One sunny summer afternoon in 2003 Morgan met Kirsty in Leeds and they went for a cup of tea. She lied about liking Weezer and knowing her scales and he didn't talk much. A brand new friendship was born. But a piece of the puzzle was missing. As if by magic Alan came along a few weeks later via a complex series of events including swing jazz, stag dos and Leeds' now defunct Sponge Rehearsal Studios. Now they all live together as one big happy band."
In their three short years Buen Chico have played lots of gigs with such acts as The Long Blondes, The Subways, The Kooks, Kaiser Chiefs, Forward Russia, GoodShoes and The Cribs.
Buen Chico write songs which are a fiery mix of pop, new wave, motown, indie and punk, inspired by the likes of Supergrass, The Ramones, The Smiths, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, The Pixies and The Beatles, touching on a wide variety of themes such as love, global warming and keeping your chin up that will hopefully get you dancing around your bedroom, or wherever you happen to be.
Kosten persuades EMI to stump up some cash & just a week after finishing their A Levels the band are in the studio to record 2 songs "Killing Somebody" & "I don't Care", - both turning out to be 21/2 minutes of punky, melodic, pop genius.
Buen Chico went on to win Future Sounds at The Cockpit in Leeds, which gives them the chance to play in front of an adoring crowd at The Leeds Festival.
A gig in London for Fierce Panda alongside Kaiser Chiefs causes NME's Queens of Noize fall in love with the Chicos; so much so that they include "I Don't Care" on their compilation album "Best of 2005"
The Album went top 10 in the itunes chart, and on the back of this the band play at the Queens of Noise showcase at The Camden Barfly along with The Long Blondes & The Pippettes.
Buen Chico have this year been signed to Faith & Hope records and put out their first single, 'Giving Your Gifts'. Zane Lowe played it on Radio 1 and Tom Robinson played it on BBC 6music. A follow-up single is due for release in the new year, which will hopefully hit even harder with as much success as its predecessor!
Buen Chico are:
Morgan - vocals, guitar
Kirsty - bass, backing vocals
Al - drums