Alternative Rock sound with stage presence that is second to none.
Tolan Shaw is an award-winning artist who has risen in the Southern California music scene as a pop/soul singer-songwriter who will stop at nothing to build a career with his original music. Both a solo acoustic troubadour and the frontman of his own band, Shaw’s music is catchy and soulful, bluesy and melodic, poppy and sincere.
Los Pinguos came to the United States from Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a mixture of Latin rhythms, reggae, rumba flamenca and rock. The sound of the band has claimed fans worldwide.
Caliber is a unique and passionate group comprised of technically, experienced lead vocalists and skilled musicians.
Frontman Benito Meschoulam was born in Mexico City. At the age of 13 he was inspired by the music of the British Invasion. He ultimately became a self-taught guitarist, forming his first Rock & Roll band that same year. The technical and energetic sounds of Carlos Santana inspired him to create SantanaWays. Crowds are blown away by the amazing sounds of SantanaWays.
Lobo Negro, composed by the Tijuana native Cardoso brothers, has been giving their fans the latest in corridos, cumbias, rancheras, and valadas for the past 15 years. Their authentic and energizing rhythms have allowed this Grupo Norteño to tour along California and Baja California putting crowds up on their feet for over a decade.
Lead by renowned percussionist Charlie Chavez, Perla Negra beats to the sounds of Latin Jazz, Versatile Music, Percussion Ensemble and Traditional Cuban Music. Offering Pop, Salsa, Merengue, Disco, Cumbia and Funk, Perla Negra is guaranteed to be the life of the party while the audience dances the night away.
Performer percussionist, composer, singer and arranger Manny Cepeda has been making music all of his life. The energy his compositions bring to the audience is nothing but fire and excitement. His unique music enriches your life culturally as well as socially with his unique combination of sequence and live performance, blending technology and human feel unequalled in the entire West Coast.
GOMA is a San Diego, California based band that plays a style of music that can best be described as Psychedelic Cumbia Rock. Drawing mainly from a style of music known as “Chicha”, a style created in mid 60s-mid 70’s in Peru which incorporated Columbian Cumbia, but mixed with Psychedelic/Surf guitar. Blending Chicha with modern rock guitar, Goma embarks on creating a unique sound, and taking the Latin Cumbia scene to the next level.
Charlie Chavez y su Afrotruko
Charlie Chavez was born in Juchitan, Oaxaca and grew up in Coatzacoalcos Veracruz, Mexico. Just like Veracruz, his music is influenced by vibrant and soulful Cuban and Caribbean rhythms. He has become one of the most important percussionists in Southern California, and heads his own salsa group “Afrotruko” which has performed at major venues and festivals in Southern California.
Saxes, guitar, vocals, flute, and clarinet from jazz to funk, and rock. Perhaps the most unique aspect of his show is Joe’s ability to open up the songs by picking up any of his four saxophones and playing soulful solos. Joe’s music can be described as a melting pot of One Republic, Dave Matthews, Van Morrison, and Jason Mraz topped off with tasteful saxophone solos.