Rhett y los Borrachos Empeñados

Rhett y los Borrachos Empeñados


Rhett y Los Borrachos Empeñados is a - member band with a unique style of music. The tropical rhythms and memorable melodies stay with you, clear after a night of live interaction. Their sound style has been quoted by Yahoo! Musica as a form of “Retro Latino.”


Rhett y Los Borrachos Empeñados, a group of young, affable, like-minded Cuban-American rock musicians from Miami, are quickly making a name for themselves, breaking through the mold of what Miami rock bands are typically perceived to be. The band, which has been writing, recording and performing collectively for about 6 years, is also known as Rhett and the Pawn Shop Drunks.

Building on the momentum achieved with countless local live shows, including their monthly American Spic Fest at Tobacco Road, a residency at Hoy Como Ayer and several out of town showcases (New York's, Acme Underground and Arlene's Grocery and Boston's Harper's Ferry), the band has now come into its own - in two languages.

Afforded the chance to appear on 98.3 FM's “Fuego Rock” radio program and showcase before a packed house of music industry insiders @ Hoy Como Ayer in late summer 2004, the band decided to pen some tunes in the language native to their parents: Spanish.

Recorded, mixed and mastered between October of 2004 and March 2005, the band's debut bowed June 28th, 2005 on Catalina Records, J&N Records and Sony International. "Entre Dios y el Diablo" features the first single and video "El Negro y las Balsa (si nos coje Fidel)". This lively and unconventional tune sounds tropical and playfully entones the struggles of yesterday and today's Cuban national.

Standouts from the release also include the Latin funk of "Ay, No Me Digas", the rollicking "Hasta Ese Entonce", the tender "Angeles Perdidos", the quirky "No Presto Lo Mio" and a moody, passionate reinterpretation of the Roberto Carlos classic "Amigo". DJ Le Spam lent his inimitable, hot hand with a remix of "El Negro y La Balsa".

The video for "El Negro y La Balsa (si nos coje Fidel)" enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV Español during the summer and fall of 2005. Visually, its a visitation to a late 1950's street party where the band is playing to an audience of dancers. The boys are also depicted in fleeing Cuba via inner tube and guest-stars Cuban comedian and television personality Orlando Casin training for a similar water-borne escape.

The second promo clip "Quizas" tells the time-honored tale of a love gone wrong in lovely sepias and pastels. This video was served to multiple video outlets across the States, Latin America and Spain as well as numerous online sites (MySpace.com, YouTube, Google Video and more).

Rhett y los Borrachos Empeñados are currently embarked on promotional tour that will take them coast to coast through 2007 in support of the debut album “Entre Dios y El Diablo”.


Singles: "Quizas" (April, 2006) and "El Negro y la Balsa (Si Nos Coje Fidel)" (May, 2005).

LP's: "Entre Dios y El Diablo" (2005), "American Spic, Vol. 1" (2004), "God Lost Faith" (2002), "All the Things We Couldn't Say" (2001).

Set List

Hasta Ese Entonce, No Presto Lo Mio, La Virtud de Bicicletas, Quizas, El Negro y la Balsa (si nos coje Fidel), Ay No Me Digas, Baila Morena, Perdoname, Cryin', Bastards, I Will, In a Minute, 747, Addiction, Strangers in This House

Sets usually run 45 to 1 hour ... band has played 1 hour and 30 minutes without a break and can perform three 45-minute sets per night as well.

Covers: Historia de un Amor (Carlos Almaran), Amigo (Roberto Carlos), Caballo Viejo (Roberto Torres), Help (Beatles), Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers), More Than a Woman (Bee Gees), I Can't Tell You Why (Eagles)