Albert Canales - Accordion and Vocals
Felix Alaniz -
Bass
Andrew Salazar - Drums
Rene Garcia - Bajo Sexto


Conjunto Oro and Siggno head for Dallas
Conjunto Oro and Siggno are scheduled to appear at the Annual KICK FM Fan Fair in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. They'll be at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth starting at 4:00 pm. Many top notch artists will be there like Siggno, Emilio, Little Joe, Duelo and many more. There will be some suprise treats for the crowd that evening so tune in to KICK Radio Station or visit their website for more details..

In November, Conjunto Oro
also performed at last year's first-ever South Texas Music Awards in Corpus Christi, Texas. With such a line up appearing that evening, CO had to say "yes" to such an important event. "What a privilege to be amongst such an elite gathering of performers and then to open for the awards," says Albert. "How often do you get this type of entertainment... .with so much talent around us?... ..hardly ever." They recently returned from Monterrey, MEX earlier last month where they played at several venues. Requests for this band are increasing everywhere including Mexico. "Everyone seems to know our songs every time we play over there", says Albert Canales who is the lead singer and accordionist for Conjunto Oro. Conjunto Oro seem to make people wild and crazy with their foot stomping, energetic performance. See below or tours page for more info. Oro's second single titled "Adios Amor", from their brilliant CD "24k" is out.


Conjunto Oro has a new drummer
, Andrew Salazar, who joined ranks a few months ago. Andrew has got music in his blood. His father, Francisco Salazar, was the bass player and vocalist for none other than the legendary Mingo Saldivar y Los Cuatro Espadas. After keeping with band in school, Andrew went and played with several other locals til he was discovered at a Cinco de Mayo event. Andrew hails from Alice, Texas and Crown welcomes him into the family. Here we caught him practicing

Also we have NEW sample songs up for Conjunto Oro. Just
click here to take you there


In the tradition of such stars as Ruben Naranjo, Ruben Vela, Jaime y Los Chamacos and Los Dos Gilbertos, a new young conjunto group is set to break out of the pack. The band, Conjunto Oro, is a talented four-piece outfit that hails from Alice, Texas.

Founding members Felix Alaniz and Albert Canales formed the group in November 1996 at the tender age of 15.

The group started like most bands, playing quinceaneras and weddings in the Alice area. They met with some talented musicians, and formed a strong, tight-playing band.

Now the lineup is complete: Felix Alaniz on bass guitar, Albert Canales on lead vocals and accordion, Javier Contreras on drums and Rene Garcia on bajo sexto.

In 1997, the band was invited to play a Battle of the Bands competition in San Antonio, TX. Conjunto Oro made the first cut of the contest and was invited back for the second round of competition. From the 268 groups who competed, Conjunto Oro was awarded eighth place. This accomplishment gave them the self-confidence to go into the studio and record their first album. It was in 1998, that Conjunto Oro released their first album entitled “Lastima” under the Joey International Label.

Now they’re set to break out with a new hit album 24K, with their first single, "Un Cachito".

Albert Canales

Felix Alaniz
Rene Garcia

Andrew Salazar

Albert Canales was born Oct. 19,1981 in Alice, Tx. Since early childhood he was exposed to all kinds of music, especially by all the musicians in his family. At 13, he got his first guitar and began to jam out to musical influences from Pink Floyd to Mazz. After playing with a local Tejano band for a while, he rediscovered his love for the accordion at age 15. Along with Felix and three other friends, he then formed Conjunto Oro.

Felix Alaniz was born Dec. 12, 1980. He is the only child in his family and the first person in his family to make a living as musician. He got into music at the age of 15 playing the bass. His parents turned him on to conjunto music by taking him to dances. He played in a local band with friend Albert Canales for about a year. Then their plans changed in 1996, when they decided to form their own group, called Conjunto Oro.

Rene Garcia was born Nov. 12, 1977. He was always surrounded by music growing up. His parents had a local band that played small parties, and he would join them onstage to entertain the crowds. Although he wanted to learn the bass, his mother suggested he learn the bajo instead. So on his 16th birthday, she bought him his first bajo. He taught himself to play by listening to tapes of Juan Moreno and others, until his was good enough to play with local bands. Then he met the guys in Conjunto Oro and the rest, as they say, is history.

Andrew Salazar, who joined ranks a few months ago. Andrew has got music in his blood. His father, Francisco Salazar, was the bass player and vocalist for none other than the legendary Mingo Saldivar y Los Cuatro Espadas. After keeping with band in school, Andrew went and played with several other locals til he was discovered at a Cinco de Mayo event. Andrew hails from Alice, Texas and Crown welcomes him into the family

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