Mike Roman and the Tellstars
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Mike Roman and the Tellstars

Romeoville, Illinois, United States | SELF

Romeoville, Illinois, United States | SELF
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Seach iTunes for Mike Roman and the Tellstars. The newest album, featuring Santana's original percussion section, has had several tracks playing on multiple Chicago radio stations. For more information, including live concert videos, explore www.tellstars.com



Mike Roman and the Tellstars have just released an album distributed in Best Buy Stores and iTunes called Cha Cha Time. Santana’s original percussion section and Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame members are featured on this album. This is the essential sounds of Latin Rock in its original Santana intent. Mike Roman who has performed with Carlos Santana, has even collaborated with Santana on a song which they have used in a world tour. Carlos himself has fondly said, “Mike Roman sounds like me.”

Mike Roman and the Tellstars have been called Chicago’s Premier Latin Rock Group. Their live shows and authentic Santana sound often feature Santana’s original percussion section. Chepito Areas, the undisputed architect of Santana’s sound and Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame member said, “Mike Roman and the Tellstars are the Santana of the Midwest.” This group has a following and consistently excites audiences with their original music from their current CD release called Cha Cha Time.

This group has tracks playing on several Radio stations (including 97.9 Loop fm) in the Chicago market and featured a special recorded presentation for Barack Obama and the DNC. A play on ABC’s TV show Dancing with the Stars, this 14 piece “musical power house” includes Las Vegas-style Show Girl Dancers they call: Dancing with the Tellstars. They always deliver an exciting and memorable show.

If you go to their website, www.tellstars.com and go to the tab called “Sights and Sounds”. Click and watch some samplings of performances at Viva Chicago. Last year they were the opening act for Los Lobos and also played Taste of Chicago. Two years ago they opened for Jose Feliciano and backed him up as well. These performances entertained 45 - 50,000+ people each time. Last July they played Hammond’s Festival of the Lakes opening for Los Lonely Boys and audience of 30,000.
The Tellstars’ new CD, contains twelve original compositions written by Mike Roman (lead guitar). Indeed with “Cha Cha Time!” The Tellstars have remained true to their Latin rock roots while fusing jazz with surf sounds and salsa rhythms to create an exotic combination, which explodes in an exciting alchemy of Latin fire! You can hear “Cha Cha Time!” on several radio stations in Chicago, or you can download the song or album on iTunes or purchase it exclusively at Best Buy or simply see them perform it at your next summer festival.