BAUTISTA – LATIN FUNK ROCK BAND
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Friday, June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$12 - $15
Samba Rock – Latin Rock – Funk Rock – Jazz Fusion Original Music Influenced by Early Santana, Tower of Power, Doobie Brothers, Al DiMeola, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke and more.As with most bands all the elements of the song come together in the rehearsal room when each band member adds their part to create the song as a whole piece. Bautista chooses lots of good cover tunes, too, that fit their style, which makes for great dancing. They cover tunes by Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Sade and Santana and add their own feeling to each song they play.
Bautista has been writing and singing original music since 1970, Fusing Latin feels and Funk Grooves into Rock creating percussive, rhythm driven, soulful songs with melodic lyrics and screaming Guitar Solos. He created several bands, including Paradise Drive and Full Moon, but the internet broadened his circle of musicians to recruit and he was able to bring together talented players from all around the Bay Area that BAUTISTA is today. His influences are from Jimi Hendrix, early Santana, early Tower of Power, the incredible players of the 70’s Jazz Fusion like Al DiMeola, Joaquin Leviano, Jean Juc Ponty that can be heard in parts of the songs he writes. Songs have Solid beginnings and endings that are bold statements with tight breaks, ultra smooth dance able Grooves and melodic Lyrics. The creativity of Norman Bautista Rhythms and Arrangements intrigue bold and powerful players and attract audiences of all ages and cultures and best of all Dancers love to Groove to these songs!