2013 Tejano Idol MC

Tejano Music Legend

Shelly Lares


2013 Tejano Idol Celebrity Judges


Audi Castillon

 

Hello! My name is Audi Castillon Portales. I am from Fort Collins, Colorado and have had a heart for music my whole life! My first taste of music came with visits to my dad’s home-town of La Pryor, Texas, where my tio’s would all gather with their instruments and jam out until all hours of the night. I started singing when I was a little girl at church with my dad, and I have loved it ever since. My love of music most definitely branches out to other gen-res of music as well, but Tejano/Conjunto is absolutely engrained in all my childhood memories. My first Tejano platform came with the group, Fifth Generation; owned and op-erated by my good friend, Ernie Rivas. I was also a part of a family group called “Destino”, which included by brothers and nephews for a couple of years. I was also blessed to be a part of a group called “Heavenbound” which is a Christian latino rock music ministry. This is where I did most of my growing as a vocalist.
I got the opportunity to record my first professional Tejano/Conjunto CD with Max Baca of Los TexManiacs in August of 2011 and it has been a journey that I will never forget! We had the amazing honor of being nominated in 3 categories for Tejano Music Awards – Best New Female, Best New Group, Best New Duet w/Ram Herrera and we were also nomi-nated for a Tejano Globe award – Best Female Artist. We are currently working on our 2nd CD and we are hoping to have that out soon! Get more of our information on www.facebook.com/audiyzentimiento - www.audiyzentimiento.com or e-mail us for book-ings, interviews, ID tags for your station at AudiyAudi@gmail.com. I hope you take the time to buy our current album or listen to a few tracks. I pray you are truly touched by all the dedication, struggles and hard work that we put into this project as a whole. I am truly blessed to say that I would not have gotten this far without the amazing talent and support from everyone by my side. To my family – Gracias! To Max Baca – Thank you! To all my amazing musicians – Thanks guys! To all my new friends/fans – I love you all!
Donde Andaras is my first CD and it is for sale at: www.janiesrecordshop.com – www.tejanomusicheadquarters.com – your local HEB Plus Stores or you can download it on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Rhapsody! You can also purchase it at Castillon’s Family Mexican Restaurant or Eloy’s Nightclub, here in Fort Collins, CO.

 

Raphael Rodriguez had been front man for the last 20 years for Los A-T Boyz, a Regional Mexican/Tejano group known for their variety of catchy cumbias that combine accordion, sax and keyboard with high energy performances that have become the signature for this talented group of musicians. Although cumbias are what Los A-T Boyz are known for they are also able to perform rancheras, ballads, country, hip-hop and a range of Tejano/Norteno music. They hail from Austin, Texas “The Music Capitol of the World” and a diverse blend of Latin music styles comes naturally to the band.

Growing up in Austin Raphael listened to the traditional music of his parents, including tejano, norteno, and ranchera while at the same time listening to other types of music such as rap, hip-hop, rock and top 40 with their friends.

Raphael has shared the stage with great artists such as La Mafia, Charlie Daniels Band, Los Tigres Del Norte, Emilio Navaira, Little Joe, Ricky Rick, Brandon Rhyder, Los Huracanes Del Norte, Alicia Villareal, Tito Puente Jr., DJ Kane, Elida Reyna, Jay Perez, Michael Salgado, Jaime y Los Chamacos, The Hometown Boyz, Ruben Ramos, La Sombra, Augustine Ramirez, Sonora Dynamita, and Renacimiento 74 , just to name a few. Whether Raphael is performing a spicy charanga, an urban cumbia, interlaced with melodic hooks, or a heartfelt ranchera, his contagious performances continue to have his steady growing fan base wanting more.

In December of 2012 Los A-T Boyz proudly released highly anticipated new single "Mujer Tan Cruel" from their new upcoming CD for 2013 demonstrating once again they are a force to be reckoned with in the Latin Music/ Tejano genre .

Raphael Rodriguez was nominated at 2011 Tejano Music Awards for vocalist of the year


 RAPHAEL RODRIGUEZ

LOS A-T BOYZ


JR GOMEZ



9 time Grammy nominated with bands La Fiebre, Grupo Mazz, and Jay Perez, winning 2. J.R Gomez is now currently the lead vocalist for A.B Quintanilla and The Kumbia King Allstarz, recently recorded his debut CD entitled Blanco y Negro soon to be released. J.R is a native of Plainview Tx where he started learning music at the age of 4. He now lives in Kyle Tx just outside of Austin Tx, He comes from a musical family the youngest of 6. He would always watch his Parents and his brothers and sisters practicing music, my family played in church, J.R says, He would just watch and learn, when he was old enough he Later joined a band at the age of 9 playing Accordion, Keyboards and back up vocals professionally. He joined different bands in his early years consisting from Old school Horns to Up beat College Music Grads, feeding different kinds of generes of music in his soul. He then joined a band out of Padadena Tx by the name of La Fiebre in the mid 90' s later
joining The Voice Jay Perez in 98, Playing with Jay and the band had been a dream for JR, learning so much from the top musicians in the Tejano Industry. Earning many awards and a Gold Record. J.R later joined Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz and also did The Mazz Live Reunion, Playing with Jimmy was also a dream and then being on stage with Joe Lopez and Jimmy, it was amazing says JR. After a few years with Mazz he then did his solo project for a few years named KoraSoul, awesome young talented musicians, to later join the stage once again with Jay Perez. And now for the last 5 years he's been with A.B Quintanilla 3 years Lead Vocalist. J.R has traveled and sang in front of crowds of over 100,000, from all over the U.S to Mexico and South America.  J.R has a voice of an angel many would say, filled with passion and soul, His range is unbelievable, and can definitely catch your attention.  A mix of old and new school be on the lookout for this amazing
talent.

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