Beto and the Fairlanes

Beto and the Fairlanes

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandLatinJazz

Beto and the Fairlanes’ unique mix of Salsa, Swing and romantic Jazz continues to bring them widespread popularity and critical acclaim. Now, better than ever, with their new CD, “Conga Dog”, the band stands out as one of America’s most original and engaging Latin/Jazz ensembles.

Biography

Beto and the Fairlanes (sometimes known as Beto y los Fairlanes) began in the late 70's as a dance-party-jam-band that mostly performed the compositions of Robert "Beto" Skiles", the group's leader, pianist and stand up comedian. With excellent musicianship, very danceable rhythms and a large dose of humor, Beto and the Fairlanes became enormously popular among a surprising mix of music lovers. Dancing to Beto beneath the stars became a truly " Austin " experience. The legendary venues of that time such as "The Armadillo World Headquarters," "Liberty Lunch" and "Soap Creek" provided the catalyst for local bands like "Beto", Stevie Ray Vaughn", "Asleep At The Wheel" and "Jerry Jeff Walker" to develop Austin's own unique style and culture. This incredible hot bed of artists, in turn, inspired the creation of the groundbreaking music show "Austin City Limits". From these fertile beginnings, the popularity of Beto and the Fairlanes continues to grow. Now in their 35th year, and with their latest release, Best O Beto, they continue to delight concert audiences as well as pack the dance floor! Viva Beto!

Discography

Midnight Lunch
Beto Vivo (Live at Austin City Limits)
Mongoose Island
Eye of the Hurricane
Salsafied
Conga Dog

Set List

Beto's sets are 45 min. to 2 hours in length depending on the venue and the setting.
Songs are from the Beto CD's as well as choice Big Band covers like "Sing Sing Sing","Song Of India", etc... For more precise set content contact:
BBA Management &Booking: mike@bbabooking.com
or the Beto Website:
www.betoandthefairlanes.com