Latin at Heart

Latin at Heart

 Austin, Texas, USA
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Latin at Heart is a five-piece original concept rock band with a big soundthat includes keyboards and four-part harmonies, and a ballad rockrepertoire that has a 50/50 English-to-Spanish mix. Comprised of some ofAustin's finest musicians, the band plays Antone's, Saxon and Momo's, andhas shared the stage with Patricia Vonne and Grupo Fantasma.

Biography

Five years ago, Latin at Heart was a vague concept in the mind of suburban family man, Billy Wilson. Today, Latin at Heart is a five-piece concept rock band with a big sound that includes keyboards and four-part harmonies. From writing the first song on a $20-dollar cassette player in the living room, to countless nights downtown shaking hands with bar managers and musicians, Latin at Heart has risen to play Antone's and Saxon and Momo's, share the stage with Patricia Vonne and Grupo Fantasma, and perform exciting shows in Austin's major music venues and festivals.

The music of Latin at Heart features what can be called original album rock, kind of like the late 70s and early 80s, with some flamenco-ish hooks in the melodies and vocals. It's singer-songwriter stuff, it's as long as it needs to be, and it's as intricate and complex as it wants to be. It's written the way music USED to be written and still CAN be written. A year ago, it was all in Spanish, but currently the repertoire is all-original melodic rock that has a 50/50 English-to-Spanish mix. It's Latin at Heart music!

Where does "Latin at Heart" come from? The origins of Latin at Heart can be traced back to Wilson's childhood. Raised in Central America, he grew up listening to Latin crooners like Raphael and Armando Manzanero. At home his mother always had a vinyl record spinning with the symphonies of Russian composers. Upon his return to the States at the age of 13, it was Beatles, Moody Blues, Eagles, Boston, Fleetwood Mac, Fogelberg, Steely Dan, Springsteen, and Van Halen. It can be argued that Latin at Heart's music is the combination of all of these areas of influence.

The band features Wilson’s passionate lead vocals and melodic guitar strummings along with the musicianship and creative interactions of some of the most accomplished players in Austin, namely Stephen Zirkel, Ulrich Ellison, Marianna Hetrick, and Jeff Botta. With it's unique sound and make-up, and with this group of talented musicians, Latin at Heart is winning over music fans and has become a major player in the Austin music scene.

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Discography

Self-released EP (Latin at Heart Music; (ASCAP)) "Latin at Heart" (2006)

Set List

____ TIME TO FORGIVE

____ BELLA LIBI SUITE

____ PARATE UN RATITO

____ THINGS THAT MATTER

____ CHULA

____ SEIS VECES

____ YOU KNOW THIS

____ APASIONADA

____ SOMETHING FOR HER

____ BAILANDO CON ESPERANZA