You will love Los Boleros. The first thing you will notice is the vocal quality of the band. Not only does everybody in the band sing but both our male and female lead vocalists are strong, distinct and crystal clear.
Felix Samuel recently arrived from Havana Cuba. He comes from a very well known musical family. Felix's special vocal color bears the unmistakable echo of his father Felix “Sami” Perez Castro, an important figure of the Cuban music scene in the seventies and eighties.
In January 2011, Felix was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle as a solo artist pick of the week. In April of 2011 Felix recorded the vocals for and appeared in the dance scene of the HBO movie “Hemingway and Gelhorn,” with Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen.
Like sax? David Somers is absolutely the very best saxophonist performing Latin music in the entire Bay Area. David is dedicated to Los Boleros and you will not get him with any other Latin band, we are very lucky to have him on-board.
Zareen is truly an amazing female lead vocalist. She studied with Grammy nominated Kurt Elling. Zareen has performed with Chris Amberger, Ron Belcher, Jeffery Chin, Wayne Wallace and many others. The crystal clarity of zareen's timbre truly gives Los Boleros a unique and very distinguishable sound.
This is an acoustic duo, three, or four-piece band. We perform instrumental Cuban classics at low volume, as people are arrive and take their seats, a song for the brides walk and then happy music at the end. The duo starts with the traditional Cuban guitar (the tres Cuban) and an upright acoustic bass. This combo works well 15 minutes before the ceremony starts. For longer periods we recommend adding bongo for rhythm and also adding flute for melodic content and more variety in musical sounds.
A low volume combo that is Latin jazzy but distinct as well. The tres Cubano and upright bass lay down the tumbao (Latin rhythms) for bongo or congas. Melodies performed on the flute. This can be acoustic or we can even set up a separate sound system if necessary. Sometimes it can be preformed in the same area as the dance floor so a separate sound system will not be needed. Do you need a dance floor? Tell us about the areas where you are considering cocktail music and we can help you plan your event.
To take you on a journey like only Los Boleros can, the full band begins playing romantic Latin classics. . Classic and traditional music styles like bolero, cha cha, Cuban son, cumbia, merengue, danzon and vals (waltz). This is where you will truly appreciate the vocal power of Los Boleros. Zareen and Felix Samuel bring to life old classics like "Como fue", "Besame mucho", "Dos gardenias", "Piel canela" "con los años" and "Chan chan" with crystal clarity and and star quality.
This is where Los Boleros takes it up a few notches and you notice the intensity of the percussions. All hand instruments, the congas, bongos and bell work to the sync of the clave. Saxophonist David Somers is simply the very best in this genre. He will blow you away with amazing solos. The show with Felix Samuel and Zareen is amazing, undisputedly the best male and female Cuban and salsa music vocalists in the entire Bay Area. You simply will not find better.