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Latin funk band to play at live music venue nestled within the Yumbrella food hall at the Shops at Sunset Place beginning at 9:30 p.m.
South Miami, FL – August 27, 2019 – Electric Piquete are known for their thirst-quenching Latin funk sounds and tasty Afro-Cuban rhythms. Now, the two-time Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” award winners are set to make their debut at The Tonic, housed within the Yumbrella Food Hall, on Saturday, September 14, 2019, beginning at 9:30 p.m. No cover, all ages are welcome. The Tonic is located at the Shops of Sunset Place, 5701 Sunset Dr, South Miami, FL 33143.
Open since this spring, The Tonic is run by Isabel “Kiki” Aguero, she of Transit Lounge fame, and features an emphasis not only on cocktails, wine, and craft beer, but live music, similar to her previous downtown Miami venue. An apothecary-style bar, the place strives to recapture the days when alcohol was viewed as medicinal, combining the traditional spirits with garden herbs, tinctures, and elixirs, using kombucha, coconut water, natural juices and seasonal fruits in their recipes.
The Yumbrella is a nod back to a similar 1970s venue, and is the brainchild of food truck entrepreneur and restaurateur Steve Simon. It features a plethora of cuisine options all under one roof, including Dr. Limon Express (Peruvian), Killer Melts (sandwiches and burgers), Say Cheeze (mac and cheese / bread bowls), as well as several others coming soon.
“We’re excited to play this amazing venue in
what has become a hub for Miami nightlife,” says Michael Mut, co-founder,
bassist and band leader. “The band truly appreciates Kiki, who has long been a
champion for local music, and we love that there is something for everyone
there. We invite everyone to come out for what is sure to be a night of great
food, tasty beverages, and live entertainment.”
Electric Piquete’s music has been licensed by Lexus, and featured in the Emmy-winning Joe Cardona documentary Miami Boheme, plus an episode of CNNGo. The band is a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies as well as some rapping on several numbers.
Electric Piquete also features co-founder Ed Rosado on drums, Chris Correoso (guitar), and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is regularly augmented by Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, and Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute. They are getting ready to release a double A-side of new music.
The Tonic hosts Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated Afro-Cuban funk band PALO! for a monthly residency each first Saturday of the month, as well as Transit Lounge holdovers Juan Turros, Tony “Smurphio” Laurencio, and Fabi Patiño for a weekly JAM night on Mondays. For more information, visit www.ElectricPiquete.com or call 786.426.2277.