When: Sept. 19 & 20
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Santa Fe Bandstand Presents
Rock | Hispanic Rock
Sol Fire is a rock group formed in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are known for their unique sound that merges rock with pop, r&b and latin influences. The band is led by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Amado Abeyta and his brother guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Buddy Abeyta. The concept of brothers collaborating in a rock band is far from new and hardly overlooked in the music industry. Oasis, Van Halen, The Everly Brothers and The Beach Boys are a small example of how a fraternal connection can produce success in music. The Abeyta brothers of Sol Fire are no exception. Beginning their musical careers at an early age, the brothers formed Sol Fire in 2002. Two years later they entered the studio and released their debut album, “Self Titled.” Since then, Sol Fire has become a house-hold name in Santa Fe and New Mexico. And in the summer of 2006 Sol Fire released their second studio album, “Third Floor Serenade.” The buzz around the their second release took Sol Fire to new heights in the New Mexico music scene. One recent accomplishments portraying their new popularity came in the summer of 2006 when Sol Fire was chosen as only one of three bands to be showcased in the New Mexico Lottery Powerball commercials and ad campaigns. They were also the only band chosen to produce two commercials, one in English and one in Spanish, proving that their music can reach a diverse audience. Then, in 2007, their original song, “She’s Got,” was chosen for the national compilation album “The After After Party” sponsored by McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. Sol Fire also co-wrote and produced a new song for a commercial for United Way of Central New Mexico and their song, “I Don’t Like,” was used in a City of Santa Fe water conservation commercial.
Lumbre del Sol: Forty-two years and still going strong. Santa Fe’s favorite Chicano rock band. Always a Bandstand season highlight- Don’t miss this show!