Oro and Siggno head for Dallas
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..
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,
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
to take you there
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,
members Felix Alaniz and Albert Canales formed the group in November 1996 at the
tender age of 15.
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
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.
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.
they’re set to break out with a new hit album 24K,
with their first single, "Un Cachito".
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.
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
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.
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