LA Misfits Band
February 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
One event on February 23, 2019 at 9:00pm
One event on March 16, 2019 at 9:00pm
This and much more is the type of variety – cover band you will get when hiring THE L.A. MISFITS! We are an L.A. based band consisting of 5 very talented musicians that have over 20 years’ experience in the music scene: vocalist Sonya Padilla, keyboardist Sonny Tarazona, guitarist Paul Castro, bassist Joe Robinson & drummer Al Villasenor. We cover many different genres of music in English & Spanish such as Cumbias, Boleros, Classic Rock, Flashback 80’s, Rock en Espanol, Classic Ballads, Disco/ Funk, Contemporary and much more. The types of parties & venues we play at are endless….restaurant/ bars, city events, weddings, anniversaries, Quinceaneras, house parties, church fiestas, you name it!
In February of 2008, pianist, Sonny Tarazona and percussionist, Carlos Jimenez joined forces to share their passion for Latin and English music with the local community. Calling themselves The Latin Misfits, the two put together a quintet by adding Craig Jaunzemis on sax, Abraham Salazar on guitar, and Julio Rodriquez on congas. Within a month, they landed an audition at Italianos restaurant in LA, which led to them becoming the house band. Every Friday night for 3 consecutive months, they performed a variety of Latin and English cover and original songs at Italianos.
In order to expand their repertoire and market themselves to a larger audience, the group recruited a versatile, energetic female vocalist (Sonia Padilla), bass player (Joe Robinson), and drummer (Al Villasenor). After several line up changes, guitarist, Paul Castro joined the group in 2015.
For over 7 years, The Latin Misfits have been entertaining audiences of all ages with their tremendous energy and proven ability to entertain throughout the Southern California Southland. Led by vocalist Sonia Padilla, the group performs covers influenced by Selena, Maná, La Sonora Dinamita, The Beatles, Donna Summer, Bruno Mars, Celia Cruz, Santana, and many others, along with original tunes such as “Amor” and the ever-so-popular “Dejame.”
In addition to performing at private parties, The Latin Misfits have performed for various events, venues, and clients such as: Summer Concert Series in the Parks, City of Downey Kid’s Day, AYSO Soccer, Local Charity Events, Church festivals, Ceviche Del Rey Restaurant (Downey), The Marriot Hotel (Long Beach), and Steve’s BBQ (Whittier).
For additional information, pictures, individual member biographies, and the latest Latin Misfit news, visit them on Facebook and Twitter.