Stefani Montiel

Stefani Montiel

Born December 23 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Stefani Montiel (Stefani Barela Sullivan) arrived with a rich cultural lineage extending to Mexico, Spain, Germany and Italy. Her Mexican-American roots, nevertheless, are her source of pride and the solid foundation for her life and her music.

While growing up, Stefani would watch and listen to Emilio Barela, her grandfather, as he played his accordion along classic rancheras. Her father, Dwight Sullivan also provided musical nourishment to the future Tejano superstar while performing with his band, Los Chavos, in New Mexico. At age three, in exchange for a bowl of cherries and a soda pop, Stefani made her singing debut to the amazement of everyone present, showing great poise and a naturally sweet and smooth voice.

The music world gave Stefani a warm welcome upon the release of her first single at age five. Side A featured “Rancho Grande” while side B broke into the airwaves with “Que Grande El Amor de Dios.” By age nine, Stefani recorded her first album “ANGEL BABY.” Besides the classic “Angel Baby” the album included three major hits “Las Gaviotas,” “Flor De Las Flores,” and “Blue Bayou.” Her second Long Play album was released when she turned fifteen years old, simply title “Listen to My Music” including a mixture of Country, Pop, and classic rancheras.

Searching for a future in the music business, Stefani moved to San Antonio, Texas in hopes of realizing greater fame. Her success was immediate with two major hits- “Primer Beso” and “Tú y Nadie Más.” She was soon signed to a long term contract with Sony Discos and released “TE VOY A ENAMORAR” which established her as a major force in the Tejano music industry. Other hits off this album were “Celos” and “Soy Feliz” which received national airplay, as well as the title track and accompanying video “Te Voy a Enamorar” featuring actor MARIO LOPEZ.

The first visit to Mexico, for Stefani, was a complete success due in part to her incredible charisma, impressive vocal power, and stunning beauty. She was named the Queen of the Monterrey Fair after giving a rousing performance before more than 100,000 fans.

The second album, “TODO MI AMOR” proved that Stefani was not a “one-hit wonder” and expanded her fan-base by including more of a “Pop” feel to some of the songs. Hits like “Sabado en la Noche”, “Angel en el Cielo”, and “Contigo” showcased her powerful range and smooth vocals. It became obvious to the public and industry insiders that they were witnessing the work of a major star with the ability to crossover into any type of music. Radio airplay increased to a frenzied level featuring hits from the previous album as well as “TODO MI AMOR.”

Her next release “PORQUE SOY MUJER” (Because I am a Woman) delivered still more hits including the title track, which established an important link of communication between the Tejano songbird and her loyal female fans. Songs that are now standards include “Porque Soy Mujer,” the gypsy-influenced “Baila Conmigo,” and the driving beat of “Ven Conmigo.”

Her latest album ” DULCE SENSACION” (Sweet Sensation) features one of the first songs she ever sang, “Angel Baby” with a Spanglish and a Spanish version featuring a cumbia beat. “DULCE SENSACION” is the definitive release by Stefani Montiel. Loaded with radio-friendly hits, the album hints at Regional Mexican, Pop, and Tropical while still strongly rooted in the Tejano sound. The first single “Ay Papi” written by Stefani, included a Tejano, hip-hop, and “Mambolicious” tropical version which all drew immediate success and airplay throughout the country as well as Los Angeles, Miami, and Puerto Rico. Also included on this album are “Daria Todo,” “La Puerta,” and the fully orchestrated, “Hermoso Amor.” The painstaking detail of the arrangements, the lyrics, the vocal delivery and the production quality speak volumes of Stefani Montiel’s talent and earned her a nomination for “BEST TEJANO PERFORMANCE” at the first ever Latin Grammys in 2000.

Stefani Montiel has come a long way from that three year old little girl in New Mexico, to a sensational tejano superstar admired by thousands. A strong voice empowering today’s youth to reach for the stars and go for the glory, Stefani strives to give her all to her fans. Her optimistic outlook on life and positive attitude will help her continue on the road to success where she will reign as the “dulce sensacion” in the hearts of her fans.

La Conquista

La Conquista

La Conquista

La Conquista Bio

La Conquista

Walter Suhr and Mango Punch

Pearland Summer Concert

Walter Suhr and Mango Punch!

Winner of  Best Latin Pop band in the Houston Press Music Awards three years in a row (2005, 2006 and now 2007), Mango Punch! lives up to that distinction.  The band was formed by Walter Suhr, an award-winning songwriter, with the purpose of  integrating diverse cultures and age-groups through music.

Mango Punch! has performed in prominent concerts and events, like the world-renowned Super Bowl XXXVIII, along with Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Aerosmith and Beyoncé.

As a songwriter, Walter Suhr has won a number of awards including: 2006 Carnavalero de Oro in Tenerife, Spain; 2005 John Lennon Songwriting Contest and 2005 Festival de las Islas Canarias; First place latin category 9th annual Billboard Song Contest.

Mango Punch!  has performed in Texas, Illinois, Lousiana, and Michigan for many years captivating a multicultural audience with versatility and talent. Their concerts in Mexico, including Guadalajara’s Fiestas de Octubre, have been done to capacity crowds.

Mango Punch! has shared the stage with a number of international artists including: Elvis Crespo, Kumbia Kings, Son by Four, Alvaro Torres and others.  Mango Punch! was also chosen to perform at an intimate private gathering for latin superstar Luis Miguel.

Their TV performances include shows on all major Networks, including ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Telemundo, Univisión, Galavisión and Televisa. The video of their song “Qué me pongo” was made famous internationally through heavy rotation on HTV, MTVs and VH Uno.

Walter Suhr’s  songs have also been featured in albums by other artists including Martita Roca and Málin. Most recently his song ‘Nothing, nothing’, was chosen as the theme song for the movie ‘Love for Rent’. His work creating Spanish versions of English songs is highly valued. He has collaborated with Karen Taylor-Good, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, in the Spanish version of her book On Angel’s Wings. He’s written commercial jingles for radio ads and political campaigns including the national Christmas campaign for Wal-Mart “Navidad en Familia” for which he won an ADDY award.

Discography

Mango Punch! has recorded 4 CDs of original music.

“Mango Punch!”, self-titled debut album.

“Pop/Rock”, contains the song ‘Valemos la pena’ which won first place in the latin category of the ninth annual Billboard Song Contest.

¿Qué me pongo? contains the song “Big dreams, grandes sueños” which won first place (Carnavalero de Oro) in the “Certamen Internacional de la Canción del Carnaval” in Tenerife, Spain.

Desayuno de amor, contains the song “Que se lleve el viento mi dolor” which won Finalist in the “2005 John Lennon Songwriting Contest” and Honorary Mention in the “2005 Festival Internacional de las Islas Canarias” and “Nothing, nothing” from the movie “Love for Rent”.

Marilyn Fernández

Marilyn Fernández

“Me Gusta  la pizza. Me gusta pescar. Adoro la música” asi es Marilyn Fernandez. Es una joven sencilla, dulce, con muchos anhelos y llena de energia. Sin embargo esta bella , feliz, talentosa  y  joven nacida en Fresno, California   ha sido conocida por la gran video-audiencia  de  MTV En Español y VH UNO  internacional, también se ha presentado ante inmensas muchedumbres en  infinidad de conciertos  además de  presentaciones  con orquestas y shows de televisión.

Marilyn Fernandez está lista para el estrellato, ha grabado tres CDs demostrando en esta su tercera producción  su madures artística y un dominio completo en el escenario.

Su primer lanzamiento- “ la que perdió “  fue programado  por  más de 300 estaciones de radio, generando fuertes ventas y reconocimiento internacional. es hoy  y   el video de Marilyn Fernandez Es uno de los más vistos en VH Uno y MTV En Español Internacional.

Marilyn Fernandez  a tenido presentaciones  ante las multitudes   que visitan a las mundialmente famosas Fiesta Broadway Y La Fiesta De Las Americas en Los Angeles  California. Ha cantado junto a   la Sinfónica de Beverly Hills  celebrando La diversidad de Las culturas Latinas, ha compartido  escenario con estrellas  del canto como Gloria Trevi, Lucero, Pablo Montero, Alvaro Torres  y más.

Marilyn Fernandez se siente completamente  en casa cuando canta en un escenario y  su audiencia  le corresponde de igual manera.” Disfruto Viajar Y especialmente  compartir con esa gente maravillosa  de todo el mundo que viene a escucharme cantar.”

Ella apoya a su comunidad, Marilyn Fernandez ha donado sus talentos  para recaudar fondos  para muchas  causas nobles,  incluyendo  una  causa con la participación del famoso actor Edward James Olmos para proveer arte y educación  para los estudiante de Coalinga, California.

Musicalmente Marilyn  refleja su  educación Californiana. Ella canta  cómodamente en Español y en Inglés le gusta el Rock Alternativo, Hip-hop Los 40 éxitos  Americanos  como las mejores baladas y bailables de la música En español . A ella le gusta agregar su propio sabor  a Cumbia, Norteña y ritmos del Caribe. “la Buena música no conoce de  fronteras ni idiomas,” Dice Fernandez . Su reciente  CD  “ La Carretera” de RF Records incluye  el remix popular ”Mentiroso” 

Marilyn ha logrado  gran aceptación en la comunidad  Mexicana de los Estados unidos, al  igual que mexico-americanos,Centro y sur Americanos  y caribeños Con el ritmo  de sus canciones Aun así, la satisfacción más grande de Marilyn  se presenta en  un importante concierto  ante el aplauso enardecido del público, mientras ella agradecía vió en primera fila  a su mamá con una sonrisa inolvidable, ella recuerda que ese es uno de los momentos más memorables  de su vida.

Leslie Lugo

Leslie Lugo

Leslie Lugo

The dynamic, high energy and versatile Leslie Lugo Band, with its extensive repertoire of English and Spanish music bridges multiple genres to ensure the appropriate mood and atmosphere to fit any occasion. Combining Years of musical performance experience, the Leslie Lugo Band specializes in providing the best in a variety of music such as: (English Music) dance ,rock, top 40, ballads, standards, pop, disco, jazz, oldies, and (Spanish Music) salsa, cumbia, meringue ,baladas, tejano and much more for your special event. Whether your music choice is all English, all Spanish, or a combination of both, the Leslie Lugo band will cater to all your entertainment needs. The charismatic, Leslie Lugo, with her powerful captivating vocals, her unique style and beautiful stage presence, performs with the energy of a lightning bolt in total synchronization with her music. When Leslie hits the stage, her audience cannot help but feel her boundless energy and music emotion!

Born in the historic city of San Antonio and with over a decade of performance experience, Leslie Lugo represents the American/Hispanic bicultural influences where she grew up. Living close to the Mexican border, she embraced her creative and artistic musical Mexican American influences by performing in English and Spanish, engaging her audience with her powerful voice, physical presence, spectacular dance moves and charismatic personality. As a seasoned, bilingual, versatile performer, Leslie is one of a select few with the ability to perform a wide range of musical genres and can perform all English music, all Spanish Music or a mix of both languages. The Leslie Lugo Band is one of the most popular bands in South Texas with an extensive repertoire catering to a wide diverse audience and includes American standards, Top 40, ballads, rock, dance, pop, jazz, disco and Latin & tropical rhythms such as: balladas, cumbia, salsa, meringue, rancheras, Mariachi and Tejano music.

In 2006, Leslie recorded the duet “Caen Porque Caen” with Tejano Super Star Joe Posada on his Amor Y Fuego CD which became a National hit thanks to all the fans. The CD was nominated for a 2006 Latin Grammy. Joe Posada and Leslie Lugo were nominated for Best Tejano Vocal Duo performance at the 2006 Tejano Music Awards.
Leslie’s highly anticipated self-titled Tejano CD was unveiled at the 2007 National Tejano Music Convention held at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CD was produced by 6 time Grammy Award winner, Gilbert Velasquez with Tejano Super Star Joe Posada acting as Executive Producer. Leslie’s hit single, “Que Vas Hacer” has heated up the Tejano radio airwaves charting top honors throughout the U.S. and Mexico positioning it as one of the top Tejano songs of 2007. In 2009, Leslie recorded the duet, “Eclipse Total” with Tejano Super Star David Marez. The “Hit” duet has scored top radio music honors in the U.S. and Mexico. With the release of her breakthrough debut album, Leslie has been embraced by Tejano music fans worldwide and recognized by music industry professionals with several key music award nominations such as: The Academy of Tejano Music Awards 2007 Female Vocalist of the Year, The Tejano Music Awards 2008 Female Vocalist of the Year and 2008 Most Promising Band of the Year, and the coveted Univision Premios A La Musica Latina Awards 2008 Mejor Vocalista Femenina and 2008 Revelacion Del Año as well as many more.

In 2008, Tejano music Super Stars, recording artists, Shelly Lares, Leslie Lugo, Stefani Montiel and Patsy Torres created the new dynamic ensemble, LAS VOCES. Each artist individually made an indelible mark on the music scene with a lifetime of experience appearing in local, national and international venues, earning a multitude of top music industry awards and scoring countless chart-topping radio music hits. United in this venture, LAS VOCES captivates the hearts of audiences with their powerful performances of traditional Mariachi music instilling them with the beauty and richness bestowed by the emotional voice of their culture. LAS VOCES spectacular shows are backed up by some of the best, most critically acclaimed Mariachi groups.

An accomplished songwriter, Leslie has written songs for many other artists. In 1997, Leslie was honored with an accolade from the Grammy’s for her songwriter performance in the Grammy Award recording, “Said and Done” by Flaco Jimenez. She also co-wrote a song for Flaco Jimenez for the Woody Allen movie, “Picking Up The Pieces”.

Leslie has enhanced her musical abilities and great versatility as a background vocalist by being part of other artist’s musical productions. Her collaborations with other artists have garnered an amazing four Grammy nominations.
A noted professional voice over performer, Leslie’s dynamic and extraordinary voice can be heard from coast to coast in her impressive list of recorded Radio/Television National/Regional Commercials and jingles for Coca Cola, Time Warner, Chrysler, Dodge, Burger King, Enterprise Rent A Car, as well as many others.

Leslie inherited her love of music from her musical family. Her father, Raul Lugo, a Professional Engineer by trade, is also a classical guitarist.  Her mother, Bitsy, and her paternal grandmother would sing at family gatherings.  As a baby, Leslie’s first words were sung, not spoken.  Instead of the usual “Mama” and “Dada” that most babies utter, Leslie sang “Wild Fire”, the two words of a popular song she had heard on the radio. For her amazed parents, this was the first indication that Leslie loved music.  While still a baby, Leslie would carry a carrot the same way one holds a microphone, singing and making up song lyrics as she went along. Leslie’s first steps in her creative life were developed at a very early age. Barely reaching the strings of the guitar as she sang, Leslie, at 5 years old, was already performing for her pre-kindergarten class. During her early years, Leslie was The San Antonio and Texas State Winner of Young American Stars.  She was a Trophy Winner at the “Talent Showcase” International Model & Talent Association in New York City where she competed against hundreds of singers from all over the world.

At the tender age of sixteen, Leslie Lugo, was selected as Lead Vocalist for one of the primer orchestras in Texas, The Ramiro Cervera Orchestra, a San Antonio institution with a 17-piece aggregation of music veterans.  She performed locally, throughout Texas, as well as in other states on occasion. Shortly after, while still in High School, she joined a popular local band, a Latino beat ensemble led by experienced accomplished musicians. At eighteen years of age and the youngest performer, Leslie represented Texas in the prestigious National OTI (Organizacion de Televisoras Ibero-Americanas) song contest in Miami, Florida. She performed live, via The Univision International TV network, before an estimated 200 million television viewers in 33 countries in the U.S. and Latin America.  Leslie was also featured on two telecasts of “Ritmo Internacional”, a TV show via the Hispanic Telemundo Network and broadcast from Walt Disney World Pleasure Island in Orlando, Florida.

By the age of 19, Leslie Lugo struck out on her own, forming her own band and entertaining audiences with a variety of English/Spanish music.  “The Leslie Lugo Band” has performed in numerous festivals, conventions, concerts and special events, such as: The Festival Latino and Noche De Gala Festival in Washington, D.C., National El Presidente Latin Music Songwriting Talent Search in Los Angeles, Calif., The Selena World Premier Movie Gala Celebration in San Antonio, Texas, National Council of La Raza National Convention in Dallas, Texas, The Lulac Foundation Achievement Award Ceremony in Houston, Texas and The George Washington Celebration Noche Mexicana, Colonial Ball and Noche De Cabaret in Laredo, Texas.    El Camino To Fame, a bilingual National syndicated TV show that utilized the technologies of the Internet, featured Leslie as Co-Host and was televised from Fiesta Texas Theme Park in San Antonio, Texas.

Leslie’s debut album has taken her musical career on a new journey artistically and personally reflecting a true representation of where Leslie Lugo is today. She wrote or co-wrote four of the songs on her new album adding her own personal creativity and feeling to her music. The CD is a Latin mix of exciting original music with Leslie performing the powerful tracts brilliantly, blending heart and soul with her unique style. Her charisma, drive and marvelous ability to captivate and enchant her audiences over the past few years has brought her to the forefront of the entertainment world as she continues to celebrate great milestones in her illustrious career.

Marilyn Fernandez

Marilyn Fernández

“Me Gusta la pizza. Me gusta pescar. Adoro la música” asi es Marilyn Fernandez. Es una joven sencilla, dulce, con muchos anhelos y llena de energia. Sin embargo esta bella , feliz, talentosa y joven nacida en Fresno, California ha sido conocida por la gran video-audiencia de MTV En Español y VH UNO internacional, también se ha presentado ante inmensas muchedumbres en infinidad de conciertos además de presentaciones con orquestas y shows de televisión.

Marilyn Fernandez está lista para el estrellato, ha grabado tres CDs demostrando en esta su tercera producción su madures artística y un dominio completo en el escenario.

Su primer lanzamiento- “ la que perdió “ fue programado por más de 300 estaciones de radio, generando fuertes ventas y reconocimiento internacional. es hoy y el video de Marilyn Fernandez Es uno de los más vistos en VH Uno y MTV En Español Internacional.

Marilyn Fernandez a tenido presentaciones ante las multitudes que visitan a las mundialmente famosas Fiesta Broadway Y La Fiesta De Las Americas en Los Angeles California. Ha cantado junto a la Sinfónica de Beverly Hills celebrando La diversidad de Las culturas Latinas, ha compartido escenario con estrellas del canto como Gloria Trevi, Lucero, Pablo Montero, Alvaro Torres y más.

Marilyn Fernandez se siente completamente en casa cuando canta en un escenario y su audiencia le corresponde de igual manera.” Disfruto Viajar Y especialmente compartir con esa gente maravillosa de todo el mundo que viene a escucharme cantar.”

Ella apoya a su comunidad, Marilyn Fernandez ha donado sus talentos para recaudar fondos para muchas causas nobles, incluyendo una causa con la participación del famoso actor Edward James Olmos para proveer arte y educación para los estudiante de Coalinga, California.

Musicalmente Marilyn refleja su educación Californiana. Ella canta cómodamente en Español y en Inglés le gusta el Rock Alternativo, Hip-hop Los 40 éxitos Americanos como las mejores baladas y bailables de la música En español . A ella le gusta agregar su propio sabor a Cumbia, Norteña y ritmos del Caribe. “la Buena música no conoce de fronteras ni idiomas,” Dice Fernandez . Su reciente CD “ La Carretera” de RF Records incluye el remix popular ”Mentiroso”

Marilyn ha logrado gran aceptación en la comunidad Mexicana de los Estados unidos, al igual que mexico-americanos,Centro y sur Americanos y caribeños Con el ritmo de sus canciones Aun así, la satisfacción más grande de Marilyn se presenta en un importante concierto ante el aplauso enardecido del público, mientras ella agradecía vió en primera fila a su mamá con una sonrisa inolvidable, ella recuerda que ese es uno de los momentos más memorables de su vida.

For Booking Information Go To: Marilyn Fernandez Web Page

La Conquista

La Conquista

La Conquista continues to deliver a distinctive musical sound that is dominating the airwaves.

Originally from Monterrey Mexico, La Conquista is set to make it’s mark in the music world with their brand new CD entitled “MUEVELO”, from Q-Zone Records and Univision Music Group.

Each song in this CD shows off La Conquista’s versatile style. “MUEVELO” is sure to hit home with a lot of Conquista fans.

Members of La Conquista are Machy De La Garza (Lead Vocals and Guitar), Mony De La Garza (Accordion and Vocals), Cecy Trevino (Bass and Vocals), V.Maldonado (Keyboards) and Bernie Rondon (Dancer).

For Booking Information Go To: La Conquista web page