Cafe Con Tequila
Cafe Con Tequila was formed in the year 2005 in Lincoln Heights, Ca by Francisco Rodriguez (drums) and Luis Fematt (guitar). Most of them met in high school and got together to form this band. The band's first year has to be their toughest since there were tons of changes in the line-up that led to not having a singer, but luckily things started falling into place. Now the band is going into their 5th year of playing and about to release their first full-lenght album in 2011, and have earn recognition across southern california to play alongside international bands such as Inspector and Sekta-Core.The band is stronger than ever now and looking to expand their music to different cities and why not, countries. A westcoast tour is beign planned at the moment aswell as a Mexico tour. So keep your eyes and ears open they might be coming to your city real soon! A message from the band : Thanks ALOT to everyone for their constant support, we wouldnt be here if it wasnt for you! Were writing new music for all you guys so expect it soon!! A big shout out to all our fellow musicians from the L.A Ska/Reggae scene! Lets keep the music alive!!! This page is updated more often than our myspace page so keep a look out for show information, bands news ect! THANK YOU!
The idea of a making a band was brought up as a joke by original members David, Emilio, Miguel and Juan one day in 2004. None of them were particularly good at the instruments they took on, but practice eventually proved its worth in October 2006 as the band played its first show in Compton, with Jose [sax] and Charlie [trumpet] completing the horn line. That show was played under the original name "Kadena Perpetua" and without a vocalist. The band knew that changes had to be made if they were to continue playing shows.
They invited Potter to front the group and changed the name to "Los Arambula" after discovering a band from Argentina calling themselves a name too similar to their original name. Soon thereafter they would have a few staff changes, and the addition of Isaac on timbales, Ray on the trombone and Liz supplementing the hornline as the 2nd trumpet, Los Arambula started playing shows anywhere and everywhere and soon gained recognition around Los Angeles and Southern California.
In July 2007, original drummer Emilio had to leave the band and move to San Diego State University on a full football scholarship, leaving behind a huge gap to be filled.
The band was lucky that Mando, the drummer from local band "The Abjects" was willing to give them a hand and drum for them for a while, even though he had never drummed ska. He picked up quick and soon thereafter they were making new songs, bringing his punk influence into the band. He soon became the permanent drummer.
The final piece to the puzzle would come in after the band had been together almost a year and a half. Adrian was asked if he'd join the band, making it a two-vocalist group. His unique vocal style and his Hip Hop background gave Los Arambula a sound that has never been heard before, and can only be explained through demonstration.
Unfortunately, in August 2008 the band's original vocalist Potter left the band for personal reasons, leaving them with a spot to fill. After a few attempts at finding a replacement vocalist, it was decided that the guitar player Juan would be the best fit.
Up to this day, Los Arambula have shared the stage with numerous groups, including some of the most influential and acomplished bands in the Ska genre.