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PRESENTED BY KATIE WARNER
A.J. Vallejo -- Lead Vocals & Guitar
Omar Vallejo -- Bass, Vocals
Alejandro Vallejo -- Drums
Bruce Castleberry -- Guitar, Vocals
Alex Geismar -- Percussion, Vocals
A melting pot of infectious swaggering rock laced with Latin percussion and fiery live performances has made VALLEJO one of the most popular bands to hail from Austin, Texas.
Raised in the small town of El Campo, Texas on their parent's LP collection of Tito Puente, Santana & Tijuana Brass, VALLEJO was first formed by the three Vallejo brothers A.J. (Vocals, Guitar), Alejandro (Drums), and Omar (Bass). Learning music by playing trumpet in the high school marching band and jamming to friend's mixtapes of classic rock and funk, the brothers eventually migrated to picking up the guitar, bass and drums to create something that was instantly recognizable on the airwaves as their own.
Since then, VALLEJO has racked up fans one by one with thousands of high energy shows and a growing catalog of album releases including Sins (Chapel Lane), Shining Sun, Beautiful Life (TVT Records), Into the New (Epic Records) with famed Latin music producer Emilio Estefan Jr. (Miami Sound Machine), Stereo, Leftovers, Steamboat Live & Black Sky on the Vallejo brother's own label VMG (Vallejo Music Group). In 2009, VALLEJO released their critically acclaimed album, Thicker Than Water (VMG/Quadra) and recently took home the award for "Best Rock Band" at the Texas Latin Music Awards.
VALLEJO has toured extensively throughout the United States and Mexico sharing the stage with bands like Stone Temple Pilots, Fuel, 3 Doors Down, Juanes, Molotov, Black Crowes, The Foo Fighters, Matchbox 20, Shinedown & Los Lobos. The band has also had their songs featured in several TV shows such as HBO's True Blood, ABC's The Unusuals, WB's Roswell, MTV's Road Rules and UPN's America's Next Top Model.
In 2010, VALLEJO released their newest CD entitled Acousta, which features acoustic renditions of the band's songs throughout their career that were voted on by fans online.Vallejo is also currently in the studio recording new material with plans to release their new album, Brothers Brew later in the year.
For more info on VALLEJO news & tour dates, go to: www.vallejomusic.com
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