Electric Piquete Open 2016 at Ball & Chain Friday, January 8
Miami, FL – December 22, 2015 – Electric Piquete, now considered one of Miami’s premiere Latin funk groups, open what promises to be a busy year with a return to Little Havana’s hottest spot Ball & Chain (1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33123) on Friday, January 8, 2016. The two-time “Best Latin Band” (Miami New Times) will perform as a septet and play (2) 45-minute sets. 21 and over are welcome and there is no cover; valet parking is available.
The band, co-founded in 2007 by drummer Ed Rosado and bassist MichaelMut, calls the gritty Miami suburb of Hialeah their home. Electric Piquete also features members Chris Correoso on guitar and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. That night, special guests will include percussionist Raymond Ayala, Charles “Chip” Gardner (keyboards) and Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute. They also occasionally feature the talents of Jose Miranda on trombone and singer / songwriter Maco Monthervil, formerly of The Lovers Key, in a guest vocalist role.
Electric Piquete is currently recording a new single with Monthervil, a collaborative funk / soul effort. They released two singles in 2015 – the first is called “De Cara al Sol,” a blistering exercise in Latin jazz chops, inspired by Jose Marti and dedicated to the memory of the victims of the 1994 13 Marzotugboat sinking in Havana Harbor. The song was featured on CNN International’s CNNGo travel destination special about Miami this summer. The second single is a cover of the Mongo Santamaria standard “Sofrito,”a loving and faithful remake of the mid-60s classic. The band is offering its holiday single “Little Conga Boy” as a free download this month – click here for details.
EP’s music is available for sale on iTunes and Amazon.com. For more information about the band, including sound and video clips, live dates and more, visit the new www.ElectricPiquete.com.