Xpensive Taste (Benny Frank & The President)

Xpensive Taste (Benny Frank & The President)

 Los Angeles, California, USA
DuoHip HopPop

Xpensive Taste is a new sound, look and outlook on life and music. Appealing to the masses as well as a huge Latino-American demographic that has yet to be tapped into. With good sounding music with positive messages the duo is a force to be reckoned with guaranteed to keep a crowd entertained.

Biography

Xpensive Taste (Benny Frank & The President) are an American Hip-Hop/Pop duo formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, consisting of Ben "Benny Frank" Gallegos, a songwriter, vocalist, and producer and Abe "The President" Gallegos, a songwriter, vocalist, and producer. The duo started out as only Benny Frank as a solo artist then became the production duo and independent group, during their years in Las Vegas. Their music is considered to be a mixture of genres including Hip Hop, Dance, Rock and Pop. There high energy performance and very unique and appealing sound has got them to open for artists like Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Kid Ink, Lil Jon, Omarion, Jon B., The Cataracs, Panic! At the Disco and many more.

With a strong musical background stemming from generations of musicians, Xpensive Taste is a music duo of brothers that write and produce 100% of their material. Hailing originally from Denver, CO they moved to Las Vegas, NV where their love for creating music cultivated into the fresh sound that is now Xpensive Taste.

In 2010, their ambition and passion for their craft brought them from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the rolling hills of Hollywood, CA. In the summer of 2010 based on there high energy and entertaining performance, Xpensive Taste landed a residency at The Key Club on the Sunset Strip where they immediately gained many followers. After there first performance at the Key Club the duo received a voice mail from a new fan dubbing them The Future of Latino Hip-Hop. The fall and winter of 2010 was the start of Xpensive Tastes the Buzz Tour which was a concert tour made up of many different genres of music that toured through the United States southwest region. The highlight of the tour was a sold out show in Las Vegas, NV at the Area 702. Xpensive Taste plans to continue this tour in the future.

The beginning of 2011 was rocky for the duo. Shadowed by a family crisis that caused the group to postpone their plans still did not stop Xpensive Taste from coming out with a bang. The spring of 2011 marks the start of their Striver movement to Strive for the best, never settle for less. Based on their successful tour in the prior year, Xpensive Taste was invited to perform on the Lowrider Magazine Super Show tour which traveled to major cities such as Phoenix, Denver, and Las Vegas. These shows featured various head liners such as Ice Cube, Warren G and Too Short. Along with the Lowrider tour, Xpensive Taste also joined up with P.A.C.E.(Promoting Academics through creative Expression) to tour the parks of Los Angeles County under Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosas Summer Night Lights program. Artists Jasmine Villegas (Sony Music), The Rangers (Universal Music) & Lil Niqo (Def Jam) are a few artists who have been apart of the tour as well. Joining this tour gave the duo an honorable platform to spread their positive message to the community. Gaining so much notoriety within the Latino scene, Xpensive Taste was invited to attend the 2011 Latin Grammys. Attending the Latin Grammys inspired Xpensive Taste to use their growing celebrity and continue giving back to the community. Immediately following, the group joined many charity events for the holiday such as Toys for Tots and other toy drives alike.

Xpensive Taste for the past 4 years and currently has been apart of the Lowrider Supershow Car Show and Concert touring the Southwest Region of the United States in various cities in states such as Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. Xpensive Taste is still involved P.A.C.E. which visits inner city schools through out the Los Angeles county School district. The basis of the tour is to promote the importance of education and anti-bullying to students. This coming year Xpensive Taste is looking forward to another successful tour. Touring with Lowrider Magazine and the P.A.C.E show spreading there positive message and providing new music for there growing fanbase. Xpensive Taste showcased at the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX alongside DJ Baby Chino. Released their highly anticipated single "Nomads" April 14th, 2015 alongside a Music Video filmed at over 30 locations across 5 cities and 3 states. The new single "NOMADS" pays homage to the diverse culture that influenced the brother duos musical style from their hometowns of Denver, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Coming from 3 different cities growing up they are constantly stumped with how to answer the question of where they come from and what city is home to Xpensive Taste. Spending large parts of their lives in these different cities makes each feel like home to them to a certain degree. The motto "STRIVE FOR THE BEST NEVER SETTLE FOR LESS" makes the brothers Nomads constantly on the move for a better opportunity to fulfill their Xpensive Taste.

Discography

'Room At The Top' Released January 2010 (Myspace.com, Reverbnation.com)
'Newest 138' Released March 2010 (Myspace.com, Reverbnation.com)
'Drop It Low' Released March 2010 (Myspace.com, Reverbnation.com)
Xpensive Taste X Control The Chaos The Collaboration 'Frenz' June 2010 (Distributed on iTunes, Amazon, and Napster)
'Turn The Bass Loud' Released October 2010 (Itunes, Amazon.com, GooglePlay,Myspace.com, Reverbnation.com) 

'Nomads'Released April 2015 (iTunes, Amazon.com, GooglePlay, Spotify) 

Currently Recording There Self Titled Debut EP Set to release May 2016

Set List

10-15 minute Set with Dancers

Introduction

-Turn The Bass Loud

-Stay Strivin

-West Coast Tribute

-Nomads

25-35 Minute Set with Dancers

Introduction

-Turn The Bass Loud

-Stay Strivin

-Room At The Top

-I Want You

-Drop It Low

-Newest 138

-West Coast Tribute

-Nomads

All songs performed are originals produced and written by Xpensive Taste (Benny Frank & The President) - with full performance and distribution rights