Sabrina y Los Reyes

Sabrina y Los Reyes

 Blaine, Washington, USA
BandWorldFusion

A musical concoction featuring full bodied Latin flavor with Afro-Cuban undertones, a fresh jazzy blues finish, and world beat effervescence with a reggae garnish. Served on a bed of dance grooves with a side of salsa. Original recipes and selected covers.

Biography

Sabrina y Los Reyes formed in December 2005 with lead vocalist Sabrina Gomez, guitarist Bob Knapp and bassist Jim Hewett. Since then Jim has moved on and the duo has augmented their musical collaborative with other equally gifted players Steve Jones, John Butorac, Roger Yamashita, Adrian Clarke, and at festival times Kevin Chryst. All are from the Pacific Northwest/ Greater Vancouver BC area, and have performed at live music venues, summer concert series, Community Co-op celebrations, wineries, breweries, museums, weddings, fundraisers, music festivals, cultural festivals, and private parties. Their unique creative direction is a Spanish/English blend of world alternative influenced Latin, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Hip Hop, Calypso, Boleros, Folk, Rock, Acoustic and Ranchera music, known as Latin Fusion. Each musician who plays with them brings their distinctive musical background to the band giving the music its inimitable style.

They released the album "Amor en Verde" in 2008. The title and concept were inspired by the themes of love and life, as well as Sabrina's children.The songs were born of what green symbolizes: life, nature, fertility, and well being in strength and love. It became a musical concoction featuring full bodied Latin flavor with Afro-Cuban undertones, a fresh jazzy finish, and world beat effervescence with a reggae garnish. Served on a bed of dance grooves with a side of salsa. Original recipes and selected covers. Their second studio album is about to be released so stay tuned in. 

Sabrina is a product of a bilingual background, was born in Southern California and moved to Central Washington in 1976. Since then, she has also lived in Western Washington and Eastern Washington. She played the flute and piano as a child and sang in school and church choirs. She is also the Artistic Director of the Day-to-Day children's dance program in Blaine, Wa. She began dancing in the mother's womb and later trained in jazz, modern, creative dance, dance movement, contemporary, Latin, hip hop and Brain-Compatible Dance Education - BrainDance. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and is working towards completing an MFA in Arts Leadership at Seattle University this June 2014. Her inspirations are varied and include; Classical Composers, Gospel Singers, Hip Hop, R&B and Folk artists, as well as, Santana, Queensryche, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplan, Bob Dylan, Rodriguez, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Vicente Fernandez, Selena, Buena Vista Social Club, Celia Cruz, Susana Baca, Lila Downs, Mercedes Sosa, Manu Chao, Rodrigo y Gabriela and all musicians who play and create from their heart and soul.

BOB was born in London and played the circuit from Blues to Jazz. He's been involved in countless recording projects over the years and is currently residing in the US of A. playing Latin/Blues/Alternative till his hearts content. Bob is enjoying this new project and always relishes performing with talented musicians. His eclectic tastes have helped him to become very versatile, and a natural born jammer. One of his main inspirations is Jimi Hendrix.

Roger Yamshita: Started playing bass at a young age and now plays really really good.

Adrian Clarke: Loves all of his guitars and loves to show everyone how much. 

Steve Jones, John Butorac and Oscar De La Rosa: Creative forces of nature.

Kevin Chryst: Rides his drums like brilliant musical Stallions