Tampa, FL USA
About Orchestra Fuego
We are a twelve-piece Salsa Band from Tampa, Florida. We play a wide variety of Latin American music which includes, Salsa, Merengue, Cha-Cha, Bolero and Bachata.
Our four albums, Encendido, Salsa Brava, Quemando La Pista and Vengan Todos A Bail are now on sale on our website or on any major vendor such as CDBaby.com, iTunes, Google Play and many more.
Being one of Florida’s top Latin sensations since 2014, Orchestra Fuego delivers a vast and versatile repertoire of songs that includes Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Bolero, Cha-cha and more. Their hot Latin passion is on fire and can be felt through their expressive enthusiasm and high energy levels everywhere they perform. A seasoned band that performs both locally and on the road, Orchestra Fuego is a 2019 Bronze Telly winner for their album Recuerdos, winner for Best Latin Song of the Year for the Elite Entertainment Music Awards, winner for Best Latin Song “Vengan Todos A Bailar” in March 2019 for the Akademia Music Awards, nominated for Best Latin Album for the Independent Music Awards, and has played to audiences that number in the thousands. Vengan Todos A Bailar is Orchestra Fuego’s 4th album.
Song name: Pa’l Barrio Yo Me Voy
Music Genre:: Latin
Pa’l Barrio Yo Me Voy (going back to the Hood) is recalling the days growing up in my Hood.
I live in Land O Lakes, FL and spend most of my time promoting my band and creating new songs.
Who have been the most influential in your music?
Willie Rosario; this guy had a very tight sounding band back in the 70’s though 80’s and at 80 years old, he still performs from time to time. I love how he kept the band very well organized and always had the musicians dressed. And one of my favorite Pianist was Papo Lucca; this guy was a Julliard Grad and his piano playing was far above what the others guys did. I enjoyed watching him perform with his band, which was also very tight.
When did you know that this was the right path for you?
I started performing during the late 70’s and just had a tremendous passion for performing Salsa music. I tried other Genre’s of music, Jazz, Gospel, but always came back to my love of Salsa music
What do you like most about what you do?
Performing my music in front of my fans is definitely on the top of my list. It’s just a very satisfying feeling watching people enjoy themselves with our music. And of course, winning awards is super cool. Winning 2018 and 2019 Latin song of the year and also winning 2019 best Latin Music video is a great feeling. Hopefully, win a Grammy or Latin Grammy one day.
What do you most hope to accomplish with your influence?
Pave the way for other Latin artists. Salsa music has been dead too long and time to revitalize Salsa music
What is the biggest obstacle you have faced in your career?
Music business is still a cut-throat business and seems like the very people that want Latin music to excel are the ones holding back the growth by accepting fees way below the norm; just to get the gig. If we stick to universal pricing, then we can all work.
What do you want people to remember most about you and your career?
I want people to remember our songs and the message they bring out. Most of our songs are Salsa love songs. I want people to play our songs at weddings, social events, and even Bar mitzvah, lol
What are you most looking forward to this next month?
Promoting our new album is on top of the list to do. We had the amazing fortune to have a famous singer from Puerto Rico, Osvaldo Roman do a song on our new album. When I released my album, the next day I got over 11,000 hits for his song.