Artists

Ache de Barrio:  Latin: Latin Jazz, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia Tropical, Chacha, Boleros, Son Cubano, Montuno, Rumba, Guaguanco, and more!

Alan Stewart  is a two-time award winning harmonica artist and is accomplished on the steel drum as well.  He’s played all over the United States but shared his country and island music here for many years as a member of the island legends, the ‘Beach Bums’.  He’s currently performing around the valley as a solo act as well as with Robert Schwab and the Over the Hill Band (aka O.T. Hill Band).

Andrew Minkler has shared his talents as a classical guitarist and vocalist in the island area for over 30 years. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing horns, guitars, and keyboards.

Anubis Morrison’s sound can be classified as modern progressive grunge rock drawing influences from Phil Collins, Sting, Alice In Chains, Ankla, Incubus, Days of The New and STP. His sound ranges from very mellow Acoustic songs to a very Hard Rock grungy progressive sound. 

A Sure Thing:  A Sure Thing is a Houston based, energetic, jaw dropping, chills up and down your spine, not your average, make you say, “OMG”  five piece party band.

Buck’NCrazy Band:   Country / Texas Country / Americana…A local favorite for boot scooters! 

Cactus Willie:  A popular local entertainer heavily influenced by his blue grass roots (as well as his blue blood roots; his uncle is the famed blue grass legend Lester Flatt!)  He spent many years performing with numerous artists, including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ray Price, Billy Walker, and many others. His music includes cowboy and hobo songs, gospel music, some bluegrass, and oldies rock.  He performs solo, as well as with his Cowboy and Hobo Show Band. 

Carlos R. Canas SINGS ONLY THE BEST OLDIES! SINGING for over 35 years statewide. American Standards, Country Classics, 50’s Rock&Roll, 60’s & 70’s.

Chi-Town Sher:  (aka Sherry Katz) Singer, Songwriter, and passionate bass player, Sher has lent her talents to accompany many island performers, such as Jewel Marie & The Blitz and Fon-Z and The Katz. This versatile performer will surprise and delight you when you hear her CD Stolen Time which features a totally different side of Sherry, with its mesmerizing lyrics and vocals.

Chris Rivera Band,  formed in 1982, plays throughout South Texas. Its influences include ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Johnny Winter.

Chuck Comeaux:  Presenting the best in classic rock & roll!  Chuck performs in many of the venues in the SPI area as a solo act or as “Chuck and Friends” and “Rock Island”, accompanied by other great island musicians such as Earl (the Pearl) Bulinski, Chris Woods, Tom Johnson, and more.

Clarity is a band made up of four musicians from the Harlingen to Brownsville area of South Texas. Their goal is to make you dance and have a fun time!

Clay Underwood:  Clay Underwood’s story is rich with classic tales of “due paying” and musical moonlighting. All put together, the world is witnessing the birth and creative vision of a true Country Music Artist that will be around for a long time.

Danica:  Dynamic, Energetic and Passionate are just a few descriptions of Danica’s stage presence. But the way she engages and connects with her audience is what really makes her in a class of her own. Danica can make a song feel and sound like it is being written at that very moment. 

Dii Edwards is an acoustic duo utilizing a multichannel looper to beatbox and strum different rhythms and song arrangements on the fly!

DJ Happi is a Las Vegas based DJ, now a full-time island resident.  His playlist is extensive, ranging from Electronic to Latin to Hip Hop and more.  Anything you want: he’s got it!  His energetic stage presence and ability to engage with the crowd will always keep the party going!

Drew and the Dancehall Dreamers: The best in Texas Dancehall entertainment!

Dr Zog:  Listening to the music of the Dr. Zog band is like traveling to Cajun country. This upbeat, positive music with a driving beat takes your taste buds and heart to Louisiana and Southeast, Texas where gumbo, crawfish, and beer abound.

Enlace Band offers a versatile mix of romantic ballads, country songs, danceable cumbias, and a variety of rock/pop songs in both English and Spanish.

Gene Sibley:  This innovative guitar synthesist, showman, and vocalist has been performing rock, rhythm and blues for almost 60 years.  He thought he would slow down when he lost his sight. It didn’t happen.

Geoff Clifton:   An island icon, not only as a popular DJ, but as a vocalist and extraordinary guitarist as well.

Groove, Inc has been described as one of the most dynamic dance bands on the circuit today.  Not only have they been astounding audiences here in the US, they have performed in almost every known country in Southeast Asia.  No matter where they play, you can always count on Groove Inc. to put on an extraordinary show.

Hector Guzman, the “Guitar Man”, has a huge lineup of soft rock favorites, especially the oldies but goodies both in English and Spanish.

Infusion Live Band provides the coolest of all varieties of music!

J. Micheal Laferty, is a benchmark artist in the Americana, Trop Rock, Texas Music market. His music, a tongue in cheek reflection of his island lifestyle and tropical surroundings is characteristically delivered with a sly smile and a blazing wicked wit that immediately engages the audience. 

Jeff Crocker:  The power of his voice holds court.  Listen to your favorite classic country and rock hits from this awesome singer/guitarist. 

Jenuine Cello, aka Jen Mulhern, is a captivating model of a modern one-woman band. Her live compositions take listeners on a road trip free from genre, saturated with an array of influences. With undercurrents of Bach, Bjork and everything in between, her music combines classically-infused inspiration with raw textures to create a unique sound of layered soulful puzzle pieces. Equipped with a cello and a mic, a somewhat beat-up looping pedal, a 6-string electric cello and knack for glitchy self-made beats, Jen Mulhern creates a symphony of spontaneous sound painting that pulls at the soul and awakens an ancient desire to howl at the moon.

Jewel Marie & The Blitz:   set lists span 7 decades from Hank Williams and Elvis to Pink Floyd and Queen to U2 and Sublime. Uniquely performed; there’s something for all musical tastes.

Jose Sanchez:   Solo acoustic music, always upbeat and interactive, both originals (with local color and humor) and covers, in English and Spanish, even instrumentals!

Leslie Blasing:  A local favorite, Leslie presents current hits and covers legends with flair! When Leslie’s around, you can count on fun – watch her channel Shania Twain, Etta James, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and even Dean Martin!  Voted Valley Star Award – Female Vocalist of the Year for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and Entertainer of the Year for 2014, 2015 and 2016 awarded by the Winter Texan Times and chosen by the Winter Texans in the Rio Grande Valley and RV Resorts.

Lobo Del Mar:  One family, one show….. they perform a variety of music and dance from around the world!

Louie Villarreal: – Current Band Leader for the “Texas-Good Times Band”,  a Guitarist/Vocalist old school musician and 12-string guitar soloist who started out in the mid 70’s playing mixed variety genres of popular/oldies music from the 50’s to present in the South Texas and the Northwest Indiana Regions.

Mark Allan Atwood has spent three decades as an artist on the Texas Music landscape, with an underground, but devout following. From his years as an acoustic artist on Dallas’ songwriter scene, to his work as a successful touring rock front man, and now for the last eight years blazing trails and breaking musical stereotypes on the Texas Country/Americana scene, Mark’s voice and lyrical style have always reached his audience.

Mixed Bag:  Jack will sing all of your favorite songs on request, from 40’s classics to current hits!  

Nathan Hubble:  Bringing pop, blues, soul and acoustics together, singer/songwriter Nathan Hubble captivates audiences with his refreshing and engaging voice coupled with his catchy melodies and great presence on the stage. Nathan creates music that gives these classic genres a fresh new sound. 

Over the Hill Band:  After a 17 year sabbatical, guitarist and vocalist Robert Schwab has returned to his roots and teamed up with SPI icon and two-time award winning harmonica player Alan Stewart to form the Over the Hill Band.  They create magic when they merge their two unique sounds to perform new and classic rock and country hits.

Overtones:  This amazingly versatile variety band offers country and rock hits both new and old!

Patrick Lee Garza:  With traditional influences like Cash, Haggard & Jones, memorable melodies and honest lyrics, Patrick Lee is the troubadour of our time.

Pelican West:  Pelican West Band is a top notch show/dance band. With an extensive song list and several theme shows, this band is a perfect fit for any venue or special occasion.

Piano Man Mike Schuler:  With an experienced mix of enthusiasm, congeniality, witty sense of humor, clever wardrobe, and a sixth sense of what people want to hear along with his 5,000 song repertoire – Mike plays piano and entertains audiences, customers, guests, and students with their favorite songs at just about every venue and event imaginable.

Red Velvet  is a modern party band. This 5 piece powerhouse will keep any party going with the best of 80’s, 90’s, Hip-Hop, R&B, and international favorites.

Rob Gracia Band:   Awesome classic and new rock.

Rock Island is a group of local icons led by Chuck Comeaux who has gathered the best percussionists and guitarists in the area to bring you great classic rock from the 60’s through the 90’s, as well as a little reggae and some great originals.

Rockstar Denied:  With roots planted in the deep South Texas bordertown of Brownsville, Rockstar Denied uses its cross-cultural heritage to its advantage blending both Latin and American pop culture as a dance floor ignition switch. www.rockstardenied.com.

Roland Z has been sharing his live one-man show with the island for the past 15 years.  He plays a variety of hits from the 70’s and 80’s as well as country favorites, enhanced by his sequenced backing tracks that he creates during his shows.

Sand Mountain Band capturing the Coffee House acoustic vibe with a little contemporary music added – just for flavor

Southern Ashes:  Country Music is rising from the Southern Ashes of south Texas!

Southern Blend: Classic country, country, classic rock, and everything in between.

Southgate:  Country/ Rock band…playing old and new style country…. alternative, classic rock and bit of Tejano.

Spazmatics:  If you want to be sent back to the 80’s, The Spazmatics are the ultimate experience. The band lends it’s geeky charm to performing 80’s hits complete with “nerdography” and “spaztic” movements. They add a unique dimension to their performance, demonstrating the common ties between 80’s new wave and today’s popular music.

Street Corner Soul:  R&B, Funk, 70’s Disco, Dance, Motown

Taylor Nicole Carpenter:  This talented singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist shares her beautiful voice with us at several venues on and around the island.  She plays originals and a variety of her favorite covers. 

Texas Show Down:  a popular four piece South Texas Band that plays your favorite Country Music and Oldies. Dust off your cowboy hats and boots and get ready to two step the evening away!

The Thunder King Band  is a Classic Rock, Blues, Surf, Cumbia band Led by Vocalist/Guitarist (Christopher Bryan) a Multi Genre enthusiast of all musical styles that comes from the roots of Sioux Indians. His Electric Guitar is Uniquely Captivating.

Tony Perez Band….bringing you the highest quality in Country Music!

The Toonz:  If you want to dance, check out this group of the area’s best local musicians for the best classic rock & roll hits from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.

TX GoodTimes Band:  Lou Villarreal – Band leader guitarist / vocalist…..John Bennet – piano/bass/guitarist/vocalist……Kyle Posey – tenor saxophonist.   A trio playing mixed variety genres of pop / oldies music favorites in the surrounding areas of the Rio Grande Valley / South Padre Island

The Whites: The Whites story isn’t just about a love of music, it’s about love. Robby and Danielle White have been singing together for the better part of 3 decades. The rest of the story is at www.realtexasmusic.com

Wildcat Thicket:   Americana/Country/Rock.   A favorite at Harley’s Country Store & Beer Garden, Bayview, Texas.

Zig Zag:  This professional cover band from the Rio Grande Valley performs a wide variety of high energy, upbeat songs designed to get the people on their feet!  Their repertoire includes all kinds of music genres, ranging from pop, rock to Tejano and cumbia.