Formed in 1980 in San Diego USA, The Paladins were the torchbearers of the roots revival scene of California that also gave birth to veterans The Blasters and Los Lobos.
Their first LP, The Paladins, was released in 1987 and was produced by Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Since then, they have recorded eight more full-length studio albums, five singles and three live albums. Their 1996 live album Million Mile Club, fittingly marked the band’s one-millionth mile travelled on tour.
As well as their trademark rockabilly sound, The Paladins attract a worldwide following that include fans of rhythm’n’blues, country, surf and high-energy guitar music. The Los Angeles Times called The Paladins "one of the most powerful roots rocking groups in the nation".
The Paladins have a strong stage presence and are known for their full-tilt live shows – a recipe for their continuing popularity all over the world. Live shows are what have kept The Paladins in demand for over three decades. "We thrive on the sweat and the energy that our crowds create,” says singer guitarist, Dave Gonzalez, "we've resisted gimmicks and pigeonholes since the beginning. We just play music we believe in."