Los Texas Wranglers

Los Texas Wranglers

Sonny Trujillo (Accordion) Sonny has been in the Tejano/Conjunto music scene for over 40 years. This gentleman is truly one of Austin’s finest and most sought after, musician and a great person to be around. His talent has brought out the best in our conjunto. Sonny is known throughout the U.S. as one of the best accordionist. He is respected as a true icon to the Tejano and Conjuntos in Texas and beyond. He has recorded for many groups. Ruben Ramos has often called on Sonny for many recordings. It is my great honor to have him onboard. Just recently Sonny recorded his 1st original polka and we all voted to name it “Sonny Boy Polka”.

Tim Torres (Sax and vocals) Tim is a true class act. Tim is Austin’s favorite gem, an Austin legend, and a well-known “Big Band” leader. Tim lights up a crowd with his many styles of music. He brings to our conjunto many styles such as Swing, Danzon, Country, and those killer Boleros. It’s a great pleasure and an honor to perform with Tim. With his over 40 years experience in the music business Tim still has that Midas touch. When Tim was 18 he played with the Nash Hernandez Orchestra along side my grandfather Manuel “POPS’ Limon. Tim will always have a special place in our hearts! Thanks Mr. Tim…

Amador Salazar (Bass and vocals) Amador grew up in Edinburg, Texas. He is Austin’s best kept secret-his singing is second to none. Amador brings a classy style of singing and has great stage showmanship. His personality is the same both on and off stage. Amador has been the backbone of the conjunto and I thank him for keeping faith in our project. When Amador smiles at you when he’s singing you feel that sincere warmth, he has that charm and seductive stage presences that I’ve only seen in likes of Elvis, Julio Iglesias, Selena, and George Strait. I hope one day he gets the recognition he deserves.

Marcelo Sanchez (Guitar and vocals) Marcelo, from Alice, Texas, has a true love for music. Marcelo brings that little thing that groups go for years looking for and never find it “Class”. I wasn’t looking for a guitar player for our conjunto, but when I heard him play and sing I had to make room in our Conjunto and rewrite parts to accommodate our newest member. His true Chicano feels for la onda and his love for the old standards (Ol’School) is what put our conjunto over the top. When you hear Marcelo play his guitar you’ll feel like you are in Chicago or New Orleans. He brings that good’ol sound down to Earth. Just “puro bad” es este carnal. Thanks Marcelo for finding us.

Julian L. Fernandez (Drums) I’m a true Austinite by way of Chicago. My job is music director, arranger, composer and business manager. With all the great talent in our Conjunto I am pleased to present our music to the world. It is an honor to have these great musicians. I often get compliments on our performances and selections. I come from a musical family that extends 4 generations. I often run into folks that know my family and the groups we used to play for. I thank you for your continued support and for making Los Texas Wranglers your choice. Our goal is to keep conjunto alive and educate the younger generation on the music our forefathers brought forth to us. “Keeping it Conjunto!”

“Keeping it Conjunto!”

I formed Los Texas Wranglers in October 1999. This is a project that I’m proud of. I wanted a Conjunto that Austin could be proud of and afford to hire. With the backing of great friends, families and local businesses it has been lots of fun. We’re climbing the mountain and so far have overcome the obstacles in our path. I have great musicians and we all have our own history in la onda with some of the great and famous Tejano stars. With that much experience in our Conjunto it has made this project very interesting. We have played in Chicago (3 times within the year) and in Richland and Kennewick, Washington in June 2004. I have been working hard at making this Conjunto known. Not everyone knows us, but the ones that do, keep our Conjunto going and that keeps making us a larger fan base. Los Texas Wranglers main focus is the audience and showing the younger generation how much fun conjunto music can be. National and international businesses have taken a chance with our project and helped us spread conjunto music to their distributors and outlets. With the help Brown Distributing (Bud and Bud-Light), we have performed for grocery store grand openings, played for fiestas, distinguished celebrities and politicians. With the help Wrangler Hats we’ve played for grand openings of new western wear stores in Chicago, Washington State, Austin, Dallas, Garland, San Antonio and Del Rio. It is a great feeling when you have the confidence and trust of companies like these. Recently, Crumrine Gold and Silversmiths in Reno, Nevada have endorsed us and are now another one of our international companies that we have the honor of being onboard. Wrangler Hats provides our cowboy hats, along with other products. Also, cowboy hats to give at our events, like to the best female cumbia dancer or the highest jumping male huapango dancer. We always have fun with our audience. Los Texas Wranglers and Puro Conjunto Records released “Llegaron Los Texas Wranglers” CD it has 14 songs of which 6 are original compositions of Los Texas Wranglers. Our style and image is a clean-cut western cowboy (caballero) type. Our own release “Texas Tradition” CD which has opened our market even more, with songs like; Yellow Rose of Texas, San Antonio Rose, Tennessee Waltz, Cielito Lindo, Ranch Grande and much more traditional Texas songs and original Conjunto songs. Fans have come to appreciate the good old boy Texas sound. We have had success in our selections of music; it’s been keeping us busy. Thank you very much for taking time and giving me this opportunity to introduce Los Texas Wranglers and myself.

Thank you, and “Keep it Conjunto”

Siempre Amigos

Julian Limon Fernandez

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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”.

Classic Motown Tour

2010 MOTOWN 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Legendary Classic Motown Tour is available for routing dates in your area. Routing price and complete promotional kits are available with this package.

With original members known for their great songs, harmony sounds, and choreography through-out the decades that helped define “the sound of young America.” Their shows are every bit as entertaining as it was in the sixties and seventies. Reintroduce the Legendary Classic Motortown Revue Tour, to a whole new generation of fans.

“Your event will be a standing ovation show!”

The Legendary Classic Motown Tour featuring: The ‘Ultimate Motown Party Band’s known worldwide from the Grammy Hall of Fame The “Contours “featuring Sylvester Potts” and Jr Walkers Allstarband.

2 – acts no set changes A 2-HOUR HIGH ENERGY SHOW. That Catapulted them to instant fame with its unmistakable soulful groove that shaped the backbone of the Detroit “Motown Sound”.

With such “HITS” as “DO YOU LOVE ME” “SHOTGUN” “ FIRST I LOOK AT THE PURSE” “WHAT DOSE IT TAKE TO WIN YOUR LOVE” AND MANY MANY MORE present to you, a spectacular two-hour live performances of unforgettable non-stop foot-stomping hits that guarantee everyone will be on their feet within minutes.

Jr. Walker’s “All Star Band”

Harvey Fuqua of Motown Hitsville, U.S.A owned a record label, Anna Records and Harvey’s label’s artist Johnny Bristol, brought a band to Harvey’s attention: “Jr. Walker and The All Stars” with Tony Washington on drums, Autrey DeWalt (aka) Jr. Walker on sax and vocals, Victor Thomas on keyboards and Willie Woods on guitar.

Harvey Fuqua signed the band to his label in 1963; he closed his label and Harvey Fuqua brought his artists including the band with him to Motown Records. They started recording in 1964. Harvey became a songwriter and executive at Motown.

The 90’s sadly brought the untimely death of Autrey DeWalt (aka) Jr. Walker and Willie Woods. Since then, Victor Thomas and Tony Washington have united with Kenny Walker on sax and Acklee King on percussion.

Throughout the 48 years of making music this band has worked side by side with Harvey Fuqua and in 2002 was inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame.

The ‘Ultimate Motown Party Band’ known worldwide as Jr. Walker’s All Star Band will present to you, spectacular one-hour live performances of unforgettable non-stop foot-stomping hits that guarantee everyone will be on their feet within minutes.

“Jr. Walker’s  All Star Band” whose 1965 sax driven #1 hit “Shotgun” catapulted them to instant fame with its unmistakable soulful groove that shaped the backbone of the Detroit “Motown Sound”.

Jr. Walker’s “All Star Band” is very much alive and coming your way … soon. Hear the Motown Sound played by the guys who lived it.

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.

Legendary Classic Motown Tour

The Contours

Legendary Classic Motown Tour is available for routing dates in your area. Routing price and complete promotional kits are available with this package.

With original members known for their great songs, harmony sounds, and choreography through-out the decades that helped define “the sound of young America.” Their shows are every bit as entertaining as it was in the sixties and seventies. Reintroduce the Legendary Classic Motortown Revue Tour, to a whole new generation of fans.

“Your event will be a standing ovation show!”
The Legendary Classic Motown Tour featuring: The ‘Ultimate Motown Party Band’s known worldwide from the Grammy Hall of Fame The “Contours “featuring Sylvester Potts” and Jr Walkers Allstarband.

2 – acts no set changes A 2-HOUR HIGH ENERGY SHOW. That Catapulted them to instant fame with its unmistakable soulful groove that shaped the backbone of the Detroit “Motown Sound”.

With such “HITS” as “DO YOU LOVE ME” “SHOTGUN” “ FIRST I LOOK AT THE PURSE” “WHAT DOSE IT TAKE TO WIN YOUR LOVE” AND MANY MANY MORE present to you, a spectacular two-hour live performances of unforgettable non-stop foot-stomping hits that guarantee everyone will be on their feet within minutes.

Jr. Walker’s “All Star Band”


Harvey Fuqua of Motown Hitsville, U.S.A owned a record label, Anna Records and Harvey’s label’s artist Johnny Bristol, brought a band to Harvey’s attention: “Jr. Walker and The All Stars” with Tony Washington on drums, Autrey DeWalt (aka) Jr. Walker on sax and vocals, Victor Thomas on keyboards and Willie Woods on guitar.

Harvey Fuqua signed the band to his label in 1963; he closed his label and Harvey Fuqua brought his artists including the band with him to Motown Records. They started recording in 1964. Harvey became a songwriter and executive at Motown.

The 90’s sadly brought the untimely death of Autrey DeWalt (aka) Jr. Walker and Willie Woods. Since then, Victor Thomas and Tony Washington have united with Kenny Walker on sax and Acklee King on percussion.

Throughout the 48 years of making music this band has worked side by side with Harvey Fuqua and in 2002 was inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame.

The ‘Ultimate Motown Party Band’ known worldwide as Jr. Walker’s All Star Band will present to you, spectacular one-hour live performances of unforgettable non-stop foot-stomping hits that guarantee everyone will be on their feet within minutes.
“Jr. Walker’s All Star Band” whose 1965 sax driven #1 hit “Shotgun” catapulted them to instant fame with its unmistakable soulful groove that shaped the backbone of the Detroit “Motown Sound”.

Jr. Walker’s “All Star Band” is very much alive and coming your way … soon. Hear the Motown Sound played by the guys who lived it.

For Music Samples and Booking information go to: The Legendary Classic Motown Tour web page