TIERRA, Tortilla Soup, Heavy Weather

Fulton 55 Presents

TIERRA, Tortilla Soup, Heavy Weather

Tortilla Soup, Heavy Weather (The Music of Santana)

Sat, January 26, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$20.00 - $25.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

TIERRA's invigorating blend of R & B, Latin and Pop is the precursor to many Hispanic artists. They have performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, The American Music Awards, The Greek Theatre, American Bandstand, The Rose Bowl and concert venues worldwide. TIERRA, named "Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Group" by Billboard Cashbox, Record World, and BRE
(Black Radio Exclusive), is the first Hispanic act to have four songs on the national pop charts, and two songs simultaneously in the top 100. They have shared the stage with some of the biggest stars of the musical world, including Michael Jackson, James Brown, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, John Cougar Mellencamp, Lionel Richie, Linda Ronstadt, and many more. Tierra also worked with some of the greatest artists of the Salsa music world such as Eddie Palmieri, Mongo Santamaria, Hector Lavoe, Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, just to name a few.
Tortilla Soup
Tortilla Soup
Tortilla Soup was formed in 2003 with the concept of playing all types of music hence the word "SOUP". With a majority of the band members being of Latin descent, in came the word "TORTILLA". In the beginning the band was made up of current and former members of Tower of Power and Malo from the Bay Area. As they played cover tunes, they added the flavor of Tortilla Soup into the picture and began to call their music Latin Funk. When the band hit the Bay Area performing for Festivals, Corporate Events,Weddings and Private functions the word quickly traveled of the great music and excitement Tortilla Soup would bring to each show. Tortilla Soup began getting calls to open up for artists such as Pete Escovedo, Little Joe y La Familia, GQ, Samuelle of Club Nouvea, Malo, Tierra, Lenny Willaims former lead singer of Tower of Power, Sapo with Richard Bean, and many more. Events throughout the Northern California began asking for Tortilla Soup to headline their functions, such as the Festival De La Familia in Sacramento, The Sunnyvale Music Series, The Alameda County Fair Latino Night, Silicon Valleys Hispanic Charity Ball, San Jose G.I Forum Dance and San Jose's Music in the Park to name a few. What started out mainly in San Jose quickly grew to performances in San Francisco, Sacramento and Fresno, with calls as far away as Bakersfield, Los Angeles and Mammoth Lake for a taste of Tortilla Soup.

Leader and founder of the group Robert Payne was reading a leadership book one day and read a line that stated "you don't just load up a bus with people and drive around, you load up a bus with people who believe in a common goal and know where you are going." The goal for Tortilla Soup is to play music that puts smiles on peoples faces, makes people want to dance and forget about the world for a moment in time and last but not least, make them go home wanting more. Tortilla Soup has built a reputation of being a great band with great musicians and will continue to keep its goals high and the level of musicianship stellar.
Heavy Weather (The Music of Santana)
Heavy Weather (The Music of Santana)
HEAVY WEATHER is a SANTANA Tribute Band, located in Fresno, California, which formed in early 1991. Its musical roots are dug deep into the sounds of none other than, "Carlos Santana" and others such as; "Tito Puente", "El Chicano" and "Malo" just to name a few.

The band members, throughout the years have been greatly influenced by the music of Santana, whose unique style fuse Latin, Jazz and Rock together.

HEAVY WEATHER has become the top choice for SANTANA music in the Central Valley, also, HEAVY WEATHER is composed of hand picked, seasoned musicians. Each of its members bring their own passion, talent, pride and individuality to the group. The incredible sound and highly energetic personality of HEAVY WEATHER is only matched by their stage presence. "We love to have a great time on stage, and we enjoy playing this music together This is what we like to do!"

HEAVY WEATHER has performed at many venues throughout California, in Fresno, Los Angeles and the Bay Area and they have also opened for Artists such as:




And the list goes on . . .

HEAVY WEATHER retooled with a new bassist and they continue to perform at various venues and festivities electrifying their audiences.

Look for HEAVY WEATHER this year at select venues. We will be out in FULL-FORCE this summer of 2014 rockin' California.

So, come on out and join us. Check back regularly for upcoming shows and events.

Heavy Weather is:

Fernando Verdialez - Guitar & Vocals

Marcos "Mack" Castillo - Congas & Timbales

Dave Wallace - Keyboards & Vocals

Alex Castillo - Timbales, Bongos & Percussion

Vini Mars - Bass & Vocals

Rob Garcia - Drums & Vocals

Heavy Weather - The Music of Santana

Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721