LRI is excited to bring Andy Vargas (lead singer for Santana), along with Alex Nester (singer for Salvador Santana) and her band to our holiday parties this year.
For tickets with NO service charge:
Sat, December 3, 2016
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Redwood City, CA
$15 adv/ $20 door
Andy Vargas has been on nearly 20 world tours with Santana, selling out packed arenas across the globe.
It has all been a dream come true indeed for the Mexican American soul entertainer from Watsonville, CA, who was inspired years ago when the singer saw Michael Jackson perform on television at the now famous Motown 25th Anniversary celebration. “I remember watching Michael Jackson perform to Billie Jean and see the crowd got crazy. It got me exited and gave me the chills. Then and there I knew I wanted to do the same for people”, says Vargas.
Today, when he is not performing live on stage and giving audiences chills as a solo vocalist or lead singer for Santana, Andy is busy as a prolific DJ, song writer, and producer, crafting his own music style, which he calls “Souleros”. Souleros is “The New Sound of Chicano Soul”, which is a mix of traditional Spanish/Latin ballads (Boleros) with R&B Soul = “Souleros”. It’s like Low Rider meets Maserati. His music resonates, rising up from the barrio into the clubs and from the backyards to the parks. It’s clear with every rhythmic note that Andy is passionate about life and sharing the Souleros sound with the world. The underlying message of the music he says is, “Let go and let love”
With first hand insight regarding the ability of music to transcend barriers and uplift the soul, it comes as no surprise that the popular singer launched The Andy Vargas Foundation, to provide at-risk youth with life changing opportunities through learning about music and the music business. The program uses local and national mentors to educate, engage, and ignite the imaginations of students, to be motivated toward success by tapping into the power of music. Students learn that perseverance is the key on life’s road toward happiness and success. It’s an invaluable lesson that Andy Vargas learned some time ago and still shares with the world currently through his community outreach and songs.
In an industry saturated with fly-by-night singles, auto-tune madness, and packaged artist-development, Alex Nester refuses to conform and instead brings back the musicians to the art of music-making.
Her music can only be described as a Hell-hath-no-fury collection of original music chronicling her trials and letdowns with the state of music business today.
Alex’s bout with cancer has helped shape her unique sound filled with messages of love, faith, positivity, and healing while channeling the retro soul artists of the 60’s and 70’s… Which only makes sense as she is currently touring with Salvador Santana, recently toured with Tito Jackson (of Jackson 5 fame), and has opened as a solo artist for such acts as Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, The Rascals, Evelyn “Champagne” King, The Stylistics, and Dave Mason. Her resume also includes working with established musicians such as Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Fifth Dimension, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Alphonse Mouzon, Brandon Fields, and Eric Marienthal.
As the music industry settles for what’s “safe”, Alex continues to push the boundaries of music making. Her songs are a musical testament of loss and hope, failure and triumph. It is a promise to the listeners that her music will never be anything less than sincere and honest. And most importantly, it’s 100% Alex Nester groove!
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Redwood City, CA, 94063