"Sol Connection brings kinetic energy, immense talent, and one of the most danceable live shows around."
Accordion skank, multi-octave vocals, sizzling guitar, Latin rhythms, sly raps, musing melodica, sexy basslines, and even some scat?! In English, Spanish, and Portuguese! QUÉ LOCO! How crazy! Yes, but that’s Sol Connection. More than anything, this band is fun. Thought you were just dropping in for a quick drink? Think again. You’ll be tapping your toes and wondering what’s coming next from this worldbeat band from Taos, New Mexico.
The band sounds like Beck's Tropicalia, Talking Heads, the Police and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs thrown in a blender with a shot of tequila.
"Sol Connection took the crowd by storm."
"Sol Connection’s original songs are captivating and catchy."
Hailing from Colorado, New Mexico, and Argentina, the four musicians who make up Sol Connection combine their love for the Vida Loca -- aka Latin America -- into an original and tight package that makes for good listening and irresistible dancing. Cumbia, ska, bossa, reggaeton, samba, and cha-cha-cha infuse the band's originals and juiced-up covers ranging from "What I Like About You" to "Besame Mucho". That’s Sol Connection. Your connection to the sun!
Influences include Manu Chao, Talking Heads, Julieta Venegas, Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, and Chris Murray.
Right now, Sol Connection is busy sending out its rays to New Mexico and Colorado, booking gigs, performing shows, counting tips, and clapping for the locals and tourists who boogie down to their sound.
Click on photo for hi-res version. To view more photos of the band in action, click here. Photos by Kristel Elizabeth.