Drinking with Clowns

Drinking with Clowns


Drinking with Clowns is a band of unique blends of Latin rhythms and funky sounds that will send you grooving into the ecstasy of dance. Their music ignites a sense of freedom unparalleled to any other musical experience. Lose yourself in the eclectic, passionate, and vibrant energy of The Clowns!


Some of us have traveled the world to get here; living experiences good and bad which brought us to a place where the superficial differences, the stereotypes and misconceptions among us disappears. A place where we celebrate each other as people; where we are allow to BE, and forget about our fears. A place where color, background, languages, habits, beliefs and disbeliefs only add to the big picture; adds a voice to the harmony; a new character to the movie. A place that exits in our minds and guards our souls, held together by the unbound energy of music. And is through music, that we want to connect with others, share our experiences, learn yours. Everyday, every moment, we explore life, finding pieces of happiness by experimenting with emotions, laughter and love. We work , live, and dream of peace; and we encourage you to laugh, say ’gracias’ and groove.


The music of Drinking with Clowns is most influenced by the life experiences and personalities of each band member. Their inspiration comes from the world they live and it's music. They cross over a wide variety of music genres such Reggae, Hip-Hop, Samba, Cumbia, R&B, Disco and Rock. Their music mix the sounds of such bands as Los Amigos Invisibles, Ozomatli, Kinky, Soda Stereo, Gogol Bordello, Snoop Dog, Tupac, Bob Marley, James Brown, Micheal Franti, and many others. The lyrics of Drinking with Clowns music is fun and sexy, but carries a message of love and consciousness. They are on a mission of uniting the world and suggest to their audiences that peace is possible through laughter and love. The lyrics are in Spanish, English and "Spanglish".

In December 2007, they released their first home grown album "Mind Your Head" produced by long time friend and former band member Hector Urtubia from Chile. The name of the album came from Urtubia's travels to Thailand, where he saw caution signs on top of train doors translated to "Mind Your Head". Drinking with Clowns is expecting to release their next full album "My New Head" in Spring 2009.
Drinking with Clowns has been featured in local radio shows and all major publications in Reno, such the Reno Gazette Journal, Reno News and Review, Reno Passport and the Latino paper Ahora.
In 2008 Drinking With Clowns' CD "Mind Your Head" was chosen as the Top 3 of Northern Nevada by the Reno News and Revew and guitarrist and lead vocalist Baldo Bobadilla was chosen as one of the top musicians in the Norhtern Nevada.

Drinking With Clowns' track "Aventura" is currently in regular rotation in the Latino radio station 1400AM La Mega and their video "Excuse Me" is in rotation in the local TV program "Vision Sin Limite" available in various channels in the local cable network.


"Mind Your Head" (Dec 2007)

"Carbon Drum R&B Hip-Hop Compilation 2007"
featuring the track "Bubblegum Green".

Set List

Drinking with Clowns has written more than 24 original songs, they also play a few cover tunes from some of their favorite artists such as Joe Vasconcellos, James Brown and Johnny Cash. During live sets they break out in improvisational drumming and have performances on silks, lira (depending on the venue) and stilts.

Sets are about 12 songs, 1 1/2 hour per set.

Song titles include:

Bubblegum Green (Reggae, Hip-hop)
Adventura (Latin, Cumbia)
Space (Reggae, Hip-hop)
Going Away (Funk)
Shake (Hip-Hop, Dance)
Together (Hip-Hop)
Dame Funk (Latin, Salsa, Cumbia)
Beauty of the World (Jam Funk, Lyrical)
TU (Latin)
700 Miles (Lyrical)
Hechizo (Latin Dance, Groovy)
Esta Noche It's On (Latin, Cumbia, Samba)