|Band Members||Johnson Morales-Pianist and Co-Leader who gives you an explosive style and originality beyond the normal realm.|
|# 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|
Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos
SOUND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Willie Villegas 8-piece band requires the following equipment for performance:
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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