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Hometown Brooklyn, NY
Genres Latin, Tropical
Band Members Johnson Morales-Pianist and Co-Leader who gives you an ... » more
Achievements Top-10 Top-10 Top-10 Top-40 Top-40 Top-40 Top-40 » more
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Willie Villegas 646-247-9585
# Years Experience Performing Live: 30
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 104
Market Draw: Home Market: 800+
Venue History: S.O.B's - MYC, NY
Gonzalez & Gonzalez - NYC, NY
LQ's - NYC, NY
Westgate Lounge - Nyack, NY
Gospel Uptown - NYC, NY
Cafe Remy - NYC, NY
Brooklyn Crossroads - Brooklyn, NY
The Production Lounge - NYC, NY
Bayamos - NYC, NY
Repertorio Espanol - NYC, NY
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts - Bronx, NY
Taj Mahal  - Atlantic City, NJ
The Mill - Spring Lake, NJ
Empire Casino - Yonkers, NY
Central Park Coffee House - NYC, NY
Rossevelt island - NYC, NY
Fleur De Lis - Brooklyn, NY
Marina Del Rey - Bronx, NY
Billie Jean King Stadium - Flushing, NY
San Juan Batista - NYC, NY
New Morning - Paris, Fr
Columbus 72 - NYC, NY
Conga Room - LOs Angeles, Ca
Copa Cabana - NYC, NY
Manhattan Center - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
Opener Experience: Marc Anthony, Eddie Palmieri, La India, Johnny Pacheco, Oscar DeLeon, Tito Puente, Ruben Blades, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.
Similar Artists: Eddie Palmieri........
Performing Rights Society: N/A
Discography: Dancer's Paradise LP—2003; Salsa En La Calle LP—1997


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Technical Requirements

Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos



Contract Rider

Band 8-piece:


Willie Villegas 8-piece band requires the following equipment for performance:


A. Microphones

1.) 4 (four) vocal mikes.

2.) 2 (two) instrument mikes for horns: Trombones.

3.) 4 (four) instrument mikes for Bongos and one for cowbell, two for Congas.

5.) Minimally 2 (two) and optimally 5 (five) instrument mikes for timbales/trap drums where applicable.


B. Direct Inputs

1.)    2 (two) direct input (D.I.) transformers for electric instruments: bass, keyboards.

 C. Monitor speakers and mixes

1.)    5 (five) to 8 (eight) monitor speakers are REQUIRED.

2.)    4 (four) to 8 (eight) separate mixes are REQUIRED.

 D. House PA System and miscellaneous equipment

1.) sound system adequate to cover venue and to accommodate stage configuration

2.) reverb/digital delays for house speakers and monitors

3.) professional lights sufficient for event, if the event is indoors or at night.

3.)    a minimum stage size of sixteen feet by twenty-four feet (16' x 24')

4.)    a minimum of two qualified engineers to run the sound system.

 E. Back-line equipment

1.) Keyboard: Roland FP88 keyboard or equivalent.

2.) Keyborad amp: Roland JC-120 amp or equivalent

3.) Amp and speaker for Electric Bass: Trace Elliott amp & speaker cabinet, or equivalent.

4.) Drums: Yamaha drums set or equivalent where applicable.

5.) Percussion: timbales:14&15 inch Tito Puente model, congas: Conga & Tumbadora, bongos and Salsa cowbell low pitched (LP percussion ONLY)

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