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).

Albert Besteiro: Local rock royalty, best known as bassist for the band Del Castillo, has a sound that envelops rock, latin, blues and a dash of flamenco!

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. 

Beaux:  Smooth and fun!  Singer/pianist

Buck’NCrazy Band:   A local favorite for boot scooters! 

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 FunkyT & 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 “Chuck and Cornbread”, 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!

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!

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

Elias Longoria has a great solo show, presenting a variety of music:  rock, country, Tejano and international…when he’s not appearing with the Rob Gracia Band

Emilio Crixell and Border Soul:  Enjoy Rock, Latin Soul, R&B and the music of South Texas.

Funky T and The Katz:  Local Artists Terry McIntyre – guitar/vocals;  Sherry “Chi-townSher” Katz – bass/percussion: “We are a duo with a huge repertoire of audience pleasing music that spans 6 decades.”

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.

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

The Hot Rodz:  From Hound Dog to Black Dog, Prince to King George The Hot Rodz has the music to get you Footloose and Walking on Sunshine.   Come on, Let’s Go Crazy and Escape to Margaritaville where we can Rock with You!

I Ching Gatos:  From the beginning to the present we have tried to present original songs that bubbled up from our South Texas cultural experience, but took many musical forms. Most of the songs are written from a humorous perspective. The lyrics usually reflect the personal in the political, or the other way around. Most are in English, but some are in Spanish. The songs have a classic rock sound to them and range from hard rockers to countrified rollers and adventures in funky music.

J. Micheal Laferty, a benchmark artist in the Americana, Trop Rock, Texas Music market, performs regularly at his famous PadreRitaGrill on the island. 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. 

Jake Castillo Trio:  an Original San Antonio Band blending blues, progressive jazz and good old fashioned rock and roll into heartfelt original songs that are personally revealing and often tell stories of true life experiences.

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.

Jerry Cook & Connie Turner have performed all over the country with such greats as Chubby Checker, Crystal Gayle and many others!  They perform all your favorites such as Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett and Carol King, as well as ton of country hits.

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.

Jive4five:  An amazing band presenting Classic Rock, Pop, Top 40 and  international Spanish hits.

Johnny D:  Oldies Rock n’ Roll, West Coast Swing, Country (Dances)  His backing tracks are all self made utilizing real musicians. No purchased tracks. This gives him a modern consistent sound like a Real Band.Johnny D has played bass for over 50 years. He has opened for many well known acts such as Gene Watson, Bobby Bare, Conway Twitty to name a few while part of The Danny Harper Band. In the 80’s JohnnyD played bass and sang backup for Johnny Tillotson while he toured the Northeast. Johnny D is now based in the RGV or as he calls it, “the end of the Country Music rainbow.”  

Jonathan Dotson:  A relentless and passionate ambassador for the classical guitar, Dotson has concertized in venues ranging from nightclubs in Austin, Texas, to Gothic cathedrals in Palencia Spain. 

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

Keith DiSantisOur locally favorite JAZZ MAN…Currently a full time music teacher for Harlingen CISD, DiSantis is equally comfortable playing his saxophone before a crowd or in a recording studio laying down tracks with renowned musicians.

Leonado’s musical essence is without a doubt a result of determination, character and imagination. Combining his youthful and rhythmic emotion with his mature sense of awareness, Leonado crafts his written poetry into melodies and lyrics that can shake anyone to the core.

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…..we perform a variety of music and dance from around the world!

Loretta and the Arabians: Are we a band? Maybe semi sorta.  We live on the beach and we play ukes and sing songs – silly and otherwise.  Loretta – Lucinda Weirenga lead vocals/Uke; The Arabians : Jose Sanchez – lead Uke, ChitownSher – Bass Uke/Kazoo/Uke

Lost Puppies:  We are Lost Puppies & we promise not to bite. We play a wide variety of music. Top 40, 80s, oldies, country, disco, funk, a little kibble&bit of everything.

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!  

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.

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.

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.

Rick K. & The Allnighters:  Let “America’s Most Exciting Show Band” take you on a high speed, cross country tour of rock’s greatest hits!  Meet your tour guide, Rick K. as he leads you through the Fabulous Fifties, gets groovy with the 60’ Explosion, then hustles you into the Disco Nights of the 1970’s. The road trip hits high gear with a head on collision into the classic top forty, pop rock of the 1980’s & 90’s.

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  is a five piece Top 40 Variety Party Band with some 80’s Retro/Rock, 70’s Classic Rock, Disco, and International integrated. 

Roland Z has been sharing his live one-man show with the island for the past 14 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.

The Rumble: Her voice and his guitar performing current and classic hits exceed all expectations.  

Ruthi:  Rooted in America’s music, not just country: old and new rock, pop, blues, and line dancing.  A multi-talented singer, she has the ability to deliver country with country style, rock with a rock style, and blues with a blues style.  The “Ruthi Experience” is not just one person singing to a group, she is a ball of energy exploding with the crowd!

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

Shai is a 12 year old piano enthusiast. She loves to play a wide variety of  familiar tunes and classics!

Solid Riff:  Lower Rio Grande Valley cover band playing hits from the 80’s, 90’s, Top 40, Rock, Country & Oldies.

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.

Spoonfed:  With a sound born from the blues and rock ‘n’ roll, Spoonfed feels like you’ve known them forever even though you just met.

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. 

Terry McIntyre: Terry plays a lot of everything!  Rock, Country, Pop, Jazz, Blues, and a little bit of Funk!

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!

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

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.