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Felix y Los Gatos

June 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The 2019 Santa Fe Bandstand season kicks off with one of all-time favorite New Mexico bands.
Formed in 2004, Felix Y Los Gatos is a National touring act with their roots planted firmly in the desert Southwest. With 15+ years of stage experience, the Gato’s have an improvisational style that is uniquely their own. Their sound is crafted through the cultural influences of Zydeco, Tex-Mex, Cumbia Blues, and Gypsy/Jazz (Think Django Reinhardt), Swing, a dash of Outlaw country, and the sometimes mystical, spiritual realm of Santana style Latino soul style playing.

Founding members Felix Peralta (aka: Gato Malo) & D.B. Gomez came together by way of the open mics in the Albuquerque University area where they began playing music together. Gato (vocals, guitar) as he’s come to be known spent his childhood watching his family play traditional (rancheras) New Mexico music in Albuquerque’s, South Valley.

Today you can hear Malo channel the sounds of his ancestors through his music and songwriting. D.B. (button accordion) originally a piano player who grew up in Santa Fe, was also exposed to the traditional sound of the NM Southwest music sound and was drawn into the accordion as a way to be more mobile and versatile in his playing style with Gato. Through their musical styles, Felix y los Gatos was born. Long time Drummer Melvin “The Honey” Crisp brings a Cajun/Zydeco rhythm like none other and Bassist Norteno Tim seal the style with rich tone and razor precision sealing the style and sound of Felix y los Gatos, one of the most musically diverse and entertaining acts of the desert Southwest.

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June 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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(505) 982-6256


Historic Santa Fe Plaza
63 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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